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  • Legends and Lore of Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In the 1950s and ‘60s, John W. Allen told the people of southern Illinois about themselves—about their region, its history, and its folkways—in his series of newspaper articles, “It Happened in Southern Illinois.” Each installment of the series depicted a single item of interest—a town, a building, an enterprise,... more...

  • The State of Southern Illinoisby Herbert K. Russell

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History , Herbert K. Russell offers fresh interpretations of a number of important aspects of Southern Illinois history. Focusing on the area known as “Egypt,” the region  south of U.S. Route 50 from Salem south to Cairo, he begins his book with the earliest geologic formations and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Looking Backwardby Walter Roth

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    The history of Jews in Chicago is a fascinating, complex and largely unknown story. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of Walter Roth, much of this history has been preserved. Now, for the first time, this material has been distilled into a single volume, chronicling events and people from the late nineteenth century to the end of World War II. There... more...

  • Top 10 Chicagoby Elisa Kronish; Elaine Glusac

    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...

  • Grant Parkby Dennis H Cremin

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    On November 4, 2008, when president-elect Barack Obama celebrated his victory with more than one hundred thousand supporters in Chicago, everyone knew where to meet. Long considered the showplace and cultural center of Chicago, Grant Park has been the site of tragedy and tension, as well success and joy. In addition to serving as the staging grounds... 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...

  • Civil War Chicagoby Theodore J. Karamanski; Eileen M. McMahon

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation and promoting a ?hard war? policy against Southern civilians, but they supported the troops materially through production of military supplies... more...

  • Fun with the Family Illinoisby Lori Meek Schuldt

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Illinois  features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones. more...