"Valuable and necessary, the book shows the degree to which mass media assisted in the formation of Chicago history and helped carve its identity as the Second City."--Journal of Illinois History
"A detailed, energetic overview of newspaper coverage and interest in Chicago in the 1800s. Junger's Becoming the Second City will be appreciated by a wide audience of historians and general readers, in the nation's 'Second City' and beyond!"--Duane C. S. Stoltzfus, author of Freedom from Advertising: E. W. Scripps's Chicago Experiment
About the Author
A former news reporter, Richard Junger is an associate professor of communication and English at Western Michigan University and the author of The Journalist as Reformer: Henry Demarest Lloyd and Wealth Against Commonwealth.