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- Little, Brown and Company 2001; US$ 9.99
This is a biography of mayor Richard J. Daley. It is the story of his rise from the working-class Irish neighbourhood of his childhood to his role as one of the most important figures in 20th century American politics. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
The Near Northwest Side Story is a fascinating account of transnational migration as survival strategy, one bound up in kin, region, and gender. Gina M. Perez offers an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Puerto Rican life in Chicago and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico - two places connected by a long history of circulating people, ideas, goods, and information. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 13.99
This riveting sequel to My Bloody Life traces Reymundo Sanchez?s struggle to create a “normal? life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto “once a king, always a king? rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a ?City on the Make.? Carl Sandburg dubbed it the ?City of Big Shoulders.? Upton Sinclair christened it ?The Jungle,? while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it ?the Second City.? At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
What really happened in Mrs. O'Leary's barn that autumn night in Chicago? Though no one knows for sure, what is certain is someone, or something, ignited a load of hay on fire, and the city of Chicago would never be the same. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 raged for more than 24 hours, obliterating the downtown and sparking a mass exodus to... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
Her parents never really explained what a D.P. was. Years later Daiva Markelis learned that ?displaced person? was the designation bestowed upon European refugees like her mom and dad who fled communist Lithuania after the war. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, though, Markelis had only heard the name T.P. , since her folks pronounced... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00
Whether you're looking for the the loveliest parks and beaches on Lake Michigan, the liveliest jazz and blues joints, or hottest restaurants, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Chicago will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. The fully updated guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations... more...
- NYU Press 1997; US$ 89.00
During the Progressive Era, over 150 African American women's clubs flourished in Chicago. Through these clubs, women created a vibrant social world of their own, seeking to achieve social and political uplift by educating themselves and the members of their communities. In politics, they battled legal discrimination, advocated anti-lynching laws,... more...