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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Carl Lindberg  

Pen Name: Richard Lindberg, Richard C. Lindberg

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Lindberg is a lifelong Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Lindberg is an author, journalist and research historian who has written and published eleven books dealing with aspects of city history, politics, criminal justice, sports and ethnicity. He has been researching and uncovering forgotten Chicago history for over 30 years. His book, ''To Serve and Collect: Chicago Politics and Police Corruption from the Lager Beer Riot to the Summerdale Scandal'' is the first published history of the Chicago Police Department to appear in book form since 1887.Richard is also Chicago's foremost authority on Chicago White Sox history. He is the author of such popular titles, as ''Who's on Third'', ''Stealing First in a Two-Team Town'', and ''The White Sox Encyclopedia''. He is a past president of the Society of Midland Authors and a 2008 recipient of the Morris Wexler Award, presented by the Illinois Academy of Criminology, for his contributions to the field of criminal justice writing.

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-- Richard was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois. '''''The Gambler King of Clark Street