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  • Good Night Chicagoby Adam Gamble; Joe Veno

    Good Night Books 2012; US$ 2.99

    Many of North America?s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent?s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area?s attractionssuch as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the... more...

  • The Near Northwest Side Storyby Gina M. Pérez

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    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 1997; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Asian Indians figure prominently among the educated, middle class subset of contemporary immigrants. They move quickly into residences, jobs, and lifestyles that provide little opportunity with fellow migrants, yet they continue to see themselves as a distinctive community within contemporary American society. In Life Lines Bacon chronicles the creation... 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 behind.... 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 to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography,... more...

  • The Great Chicago Fire of 1871by Paul Bennie

    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...

  • Toward a Tenderer Humanity and a Nobler Womanhoodby Anne M. Knupfer; Leonard Silk

    NYU Press 1997; US$ 27.00

    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...

  • Home Front Girlby Joan Wehlen Morrison; Susan Signe Morrison

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Wednesday, December 10, 1941 ?Hitler speaks to Reichstag tomorrow. We just heard the first casualty lists over the radio. . . . Lots of boys from Michigan and Illinois. Oh my God! . . . Life goes on though. We read our books in the library and eat lunch, bridge, etc. Phy. Sci. and Calculus. Darn Descartes. Reading Walt Whitman now.?   This... more...

  • Fabulous Chicagoby Emmett Dedmon

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 6.99

    Here is the best-selling history of an American city like no other -- and of the vibrant people who built it.The Yankees who came west to gamble fortunes on the Board of Trade, the Swifts and Amours, Fields and McCormicks, and the new immigrants who worked in their stockyards, stores and railroads -- together and at odds they built Chicago out of the... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2014by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2013; US$ 21.99

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago divides Chi-Town into sixty mapped neighborhoods. Every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago?s art... more...