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  • Great American Cityby Robert J. Sampson; William Julius Wilson

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. Some would have us believe that we act solely as individuals choosing our own fates regardless of our surroundings, while other theories place us at the mercy of global forces beyond our control. These two perspectives dominate contemporary... more...

  • The Life and Death of Gus Reedby Thomas Bahde

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman?s March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences of emancipation and black citizenship. Reed became known as a petty thief,... more...

  • American Pharaohby Adam Cohen; Elizabeth Taylor

    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...

  • The Near Northwest Side Storyby Gina M. Pérez

    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...

  • Life Linesby Jean Bacon

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99

    This text is intended for sociologists and anthropologists interested in ethnicity, community and integration amongst Asian Indian immigrants. more...

  • Frommer's® Chicago 2007by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006; US$ 16.99

    You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. more...

  • Once a King, Always a Kingby Reymundo Sanchez

    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...

  • Frommer's Chicago 2008by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007; US$ 17.99

    According to Chicago's Convention and Tourism Bureau, the city had 18.1 million domestic tourists in 2006. Chicago was voted third-best U.S. city by Travel + Leisure readers. more...

  • Chicagoby Dominic A. Pacyga

    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... more...

  • Secessionby Thomas H. Naylor; Kirkpatrick Sale

    Feral House 2008; US$ 12.00

    A major new American political movement expresses its rationales and goals. more...