LATEST NEWS: Murder, redemption, and my 20-year relationship with Tony Davis: my latest at the Atavist.com

Fire on the Prairie

Happy to announce this revised version of my first book, Fire on the Prairie. Set in Chicago during the 1980s, after the city elected its first black mayor, Fire is an examination of race politics at work in every major U.S. city. The story of Harold Washington, whose election inspired a young Barack Obama. “A master journalist’s fascinating chronicle,” says the Sun-Times.