Books by Alex Kotlowitz
NPR stories about Alex Kotlowitz
The term "Chicago politics" gets bandied about whenever people complain about what they see as corruption and abuse of power. But what does it actually mean? These four books examine the city's hardball approach to politics through various lenses.
The legendary Chicago journalist found stories in places most reporters looked away from. Now his son has edited an anthology of his late father's work, called The People Are The News: Grant Pick's Chicago Stories.
For more than 25 years, Frank Pease was the primary portrait photographer in LaPorte, Ind., — a town of about 20,000. Now his photos of everyday Midwesterners have been compiled into a book called LaPorte, Indiana.