Chicago, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 29, 2011
Readers will be captivated as author Bob Wiedrich takes them running after the Mafia, corrupt politicians, and the international drug trade in Windy City Watchdog, an interesting book where the author details events in his career as a fighter against crime and corruption and recounts his fearless exploits as a columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
In Wiedrich’s day, the Tribune called itself the World’s Greatest Newspaper. The newspaper medium then was a formidable force in society, and hoodlums lived in fear of Wiedrich, who fearlessly exposed their nefarious activities. Included in this memoir is the astounding chronicle of Wiedrich’s pursuit of stories and a book about the international drug ring, which took him to seventeen countries, including exotic Afghanistan.
Windy City Watchdog is a riveting account of the life of a top-notch reporter of his time and the extensive network of sources he built across the city, starting from the humble job as copy boy. This book is a vivid description of the truly exciting life of a journalist who settles only for the big stories and the biggest fish to fry. Wiedrich has plenty to show for this fearless mentality, with a career that can never be duplicated.
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About the Author
As a columnist and writer, Bob Wiedrich’s career mirrored the best days of Chicago journalism. Beginning in the early 1950s, he worked his way up from being a humble reporter, writing news about women’s clubs, to being perhaps the No. 1 crime writer in the country. A winner of numerous awards, he was respected by Chicago officals, business leaders, and those on the national scene. Since retiring more than fifteen years ago, he has worked extensively on updating the Chicago Tribune’s historical files.
Windy City Watchdog * by Bob Wiedrich
A Chicago Reporter’s War on Organized Crime, Political Corruption and the Global Traffic in Drugs
Publication Date: November 19, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 232 pages; 978-1-4415-8929-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 232 pages; 978-1-4415-8930-9
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