"The World of Mike Royko," by Doug Moe (University of...

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November 14, 1999|By Michael Pakenham

"The World of Mike Royko," by Doug Moe (University of Wisconsin Press, 115 pages, $29.95).

Royko died in 1997 at the peak of a career as Chicago's premier reporter and columnist. For those addicted, this lavishly illustrated, quirkily personal sketch of his life will provide both poignant reminder of his strengths and imagination and rich insight into a man who for all his public presence remained unusually private. For those who do not know his work -- are there such people? -- it will introduce one of the great wonders of American journalism.

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