Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History


Book Description

The lives of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary--if misunderstood--thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes, jerks, and evil doers from history all get their due in the short essays featured in these enlightening, informative books. Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History features 15 short biographies of nefarious characters.

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 has also written nonfiction with a focus on Chicago history and folklore, including The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History, Your Neightborhood Gives Me the Creeps, and Fatal Drop: True Tales of the Chicago Gallows. He works nights running tours in Chicago, and is the host of the Chicago Unbelievable podcast and blog. He frequently speaks at schools and libraries about Chicago history and Chicago ghost stories. He has been featured on The Mancow Radio Show, NPR, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, PBS, and several cable channels.