Patrick T Reardon

Patrick Reardon

About Patrick T. Reardon

For more than three decades Patrick T. Reardon was an urban affairs writer, a feature writer, a columnist, and an editor for the Chicago Tribune. In 2000 he was one of a team of 50 staff members who won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. Now a freelance writer and poet, he has contributed chapters to several books and is the author of Faith Stripped to Its Essence. His website is

Book review: “Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign” by Michael K. Honey

By |2019-10-28T22:42:50+00:00October 28th, 2019|

Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign tackles an important subject in American history — the strike by Memphis sanitation workers in early 1967, the [...]

Book review: “All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860” by Sidney Blumenthal

By |2019-10-08T22:53:08+00:00October 8th, 2019|

  “Long John” Wentworth, Chicago’s 6 foot-6-inch mayor, wanted to be Abraham Lincoln’s political boss. But Lincoln wasn’t biting. In late April, 1860, the Illinois Republican wrote to a political [...]

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