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Mike Royko, syndicated columnist for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, was instrumental in creating interest in "How to Carve Totem Poles" by Paul Luvera. He wrote an article in September 1977 about Luvera and the book, and sales took off. On September 30, 1981, he wrote a third column about Luvera, again detailing the story of writing and publishing of the book. It was in response to a letter he received from Luvera.
"I'm still carving 20-foot totem poles and Mary, my wife, who is 75, is still painting them. So far, we have sold 16,500 copies of the book. They are now stocked in bookstores or can be ordered through them. The demand is still so great that I have gone into my fifth printing -- another 2,500 books."
This article was carried in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.
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|Caption||Royko article in CHICAGO SUN-TIMES|
LUVERA, Paul, Sr.
HOW TO CARVE & PAINT TOTEMS
Place - Chicago, IL
Communication - Newspaper