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  • It Happened in Chicagoby Scotti Cohn

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Twenty to thirty episodes from the history of Chicago, including memorable events such as the great fire and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, but also featuring lesser-known tales. more...

  • Illinois Off the Beaten Path®by Lyndee Henderson

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Completely new tenth edition! Illinois Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Illinois Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled... more...

  • It Happened in Illinoisby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    This book offers an inside look at over 25 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Hoosier State. From the 1908 race riots in Springfield to Ron Blagojevich's impeachment in 2009, this book will cover a wide range of Illinois history. more...

  • Illinois Curiositiesby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Prairie State has to offer! more...

  • Packing Them Inby Sylvia Hood Washington

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99

    This important new book by Sylvia Washington adds a vital new dimension to our understanding of environmental history in the United States. Washington excavates and tells the stories of Chicago's poor, working class, and ethnic minority neighborhoods?such as Back of the Yards and Bronzeville?that suffered disproportionately negative environmental impacts... more...

  • Myths and Mysteries of Illinoisby Richard Moreno

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Myths and Mysteries of Illinois explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in the Land of Lincoln?s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Illinois history. more...

  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago Historyby Adam Selzer; William Griffith

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    A delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of the Windy City through their deeds and misdeeds.   Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History features twenty-five short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from... more...

  • Top 10 Chicagoby Elaine Glusac; Elisa Kronish

    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...

  • 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...

  • White Field, Black Sheepby Daiva Markelis

    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... more...