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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am
In the interest of journalistic disclosure, I confess that I am not a Chicago Cubs fan. Indeed those who know me understand that if there were a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders f
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

Admirer, friend and protector during an antisemitic era

Lincoln and the Jews: A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell.Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.In the weeks preceding the controversial speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a jo
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Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am
Rock Island Lines, by Dean Klinkenberg. Published by Travel Passages, 2014. 258 pages.Reading mystery novels on a regular basis brings to mind the observation that “it’s not the wand that pulls th
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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am
 Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement, by Thomas Geoghegan. The New Press, 2014.Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first six weeks in office have been an interesting time
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

New book about legendary baseball moment

 Babe Ruth’s Called Shot: The Myth and Mystery of Baseball’s Greatest Home Run, by Ed Sherman. Lyons Press, $25.95.The 2014 baseball season marks the 100th year of baseball at storied Wrigley
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Monsters takes a loving look back at the legendary 1985 team

 The 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears are a cottage industry. In a city starved for winners and bereft of championship rings, players and coaches of “Da Bears” are recalled and revered
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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Turow’s new crime novel begins well

Chicago attorney Scott Turow strives to be an intellectual cut above his fellow courtroom fiction writers. His nine best-selling fiction novels have a literary quality that is lacking in many novels o
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Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Northwestern students face Chicago corruption

The Innocence Game, by Michael Harvey.Knopf. 256 pages.Mystery writers often set their stories in their hometowns. For Michael Connelly it is Los Angeles, for Sara Paretsky, Chicago. The late Stuart K

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