Journalist Explores Chicago Race Relations in New Book; Free Review Copy

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Please request a free review copy of the new book, "To Love Mercy," by former Chicago newsman Frank Joseph. The book explores race relations between blacks, whites, and Jews on Chicago's South Side during the postwar years.

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A free review copy is available of the new book, "To Love Mercy," by former Chicago newsman Frank Joseph that explores the city's South Side during the middle passage between World War II and the lynching of Emmett Till.

"To Love Mercy" is a novel of two boys the same age as Till -- a Jewish boy from Hyde Park and a Black child from Bronzeville -- who breach the color barrier that divides their families, their friends, and their communities. The novel concludes with 35 pages of transcribed oral history and rare photographs of Bronzeville -- "Chicago's Harlem" -- at the cusp of the 1950s.

Frank Joseph grew up in Hyde Park on Chicago's South Side, hanging out at White Sox Park or his grandfather's movie house, the States Theatre at 35th & State. Joseph wrote for the City News Bureau of Chicago and covered the Civil Rights movement for The Associated Press. He was an editor at The Washington Post during the Watergate era and currently resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

For a free review copy of "To Love Mercy" (Mid-Atlantic Highlands Publishing, ISBN 0974478539, 291 pages, softcover, $14.95) -- or an interview with author Frank S. Joseph -- simply reply to this e-mail or contact Steve O'Keefe, okeefe @, (504) 342-4806.


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