Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History

Book Description

A delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of the Windy City
through their deeds and misdeeds.
 
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History features twenty-five short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Windy City. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Chicago's past—both part-time Jerks and others who were Jerks through and through.
 
 

About Selzer, Adam

Adam Selzer is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed novels How to Get Suspended and Influence People and I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It.He operates tours in Chicago, is the host of the Chicago Unbelievable podcast and blog, and frequently speaks at schools and libraries about Chicago history and Chicago ghost stories.