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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...

  • The WPA Guide to Illinoisby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... 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...

  • 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...

  • White on Arrivalby Thomas A. Guglielmo

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    Taking the mass Italian immigration of the late nineteenth century as his starting point and drawing on dozens of oral histories and an array of primary sources in English and Italian, the author focuses on how perceptions of Italians' race and colour were shaped in one of America's great centers of immigration and labor, Chicago. more...

  • CultureShock! Chicagoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. more...

  • Frommer's Portable Chicagoby Elizabeth Canning Blackwell

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006; US$ 10.99

    Frommer’s Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer’s Complete Guide--but in a concise, pocket-sized format. Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn’t want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories... more...