The Book Cellar
David M. Hamlin will be at The Book Cellar with his book Winter in Chicago, set in 1975, is about death, drugs and rock n’ roll at an AM radio station akin to WLS in its rock heyday. Joining David will be Chicago’s beloved John Records Landecker, recently elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame, one of WLS’ most popular rock jocks and former WLS news anchors Linda Marshall and Lyle Dean.
About David M. Hamlin:
David M. Hamlin was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Bethesda, Maryland and educated in Montgomery County public schools. He is a former VISTA volunteer and a cum laude graduate of Nasson College in Maine. He has enjoyed two careers, first as an executive with the American Civil Liberties Union and then as a partner in a successful Los Angles public relations and marketing agency which he co-founded with his wife, Sydney Weisman. He lives, writes and plays tennis in Palm Springs, California. He is the author of a first-hand account of one of the most controversial free speech cases of the twentieth century, The Nazi/Skokie Conflict. He has also written countless opinion page commentaries, freelance news and professional journal articles, and a political satire column.
About Winter in Chicago:
Before dawn in January, 1975, Emily detours from her normal route to work in the newsroom of Chicago's top pop rock station to investigate a crime scene. The police believe the body on the street is a suicide. Emily is stunned to discover that the dead woman is a dear friend since high school. Unable to fathom why Beni Steinart would take her own life, Emily begins an investigation that leads to a trunk-load of cocaine, Federal narcotics charges, abuse of power and a perplexing mystery. Emily's reporting triggers an explosive battle between two men who tower over their city. Cary Chase is Chicago's most prominent bachelor, a wealthy entrepreneur whose mansion is the epicenter of Chicago's elite society. United States Attorney Tommy "Tommy Terrific" Jameson is ambitiously determined to rid his city of corruption on his way up to the Governor's office and perhaps even higher.