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- University of California Press 2010; US$ 31.95
New Philadelphia, Illinois, was founded in 1836 by Frank McWorter, a Kentucky slave who purchased his own freedom and then acquired land on the prairie for establishing a new?and integrated?community. McWorter sold property to other freed slaves and to whites, and used the proceeds to buy his family out of slavery. The town population reached 160,... more...
- 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 pronounced... more...
- Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 17.99
Walk the streets of Chicago and discover why the town that brought us Michael Jordan, Al Capone, and Oprah is anything but a Second City.? Chicago?s diverse neighborhoods represent a true melting pot of Americafrom Little Italy to Greektown, Chinatown to New Chinatown, and La Villita to the Ukrainian Village. It?s also the most walkable city in the... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99
Genealogist Keith Gregson takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of quirky family stories and strange ancestors rooted out by amateur and professional family historians. Each lively entry tells the story behind each discovery and then offers a brief insight into how the researcher found and then followed up their leads, revealing a range of chance... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2011; US$ 13.99
The fourth in a new series, each one set in a U.S. metropolis, Peaceful Places: Chicago leads the reader on an unexpected path. Author Anne Ford uncovers hidden pockets of relaxation throughout the windy city. Her unique guide reveals the surprising gardens, vistas, sanctuaries, café respites, and neighborhood strolls that make up Chicago communities... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2001; US$ 20.00
In forty-five years as one of Chicago's liveliest journalists for Time, Life, and the Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson has established a reputation for picking up on what someone once called "the beauty of the specific fact." Part "Talk of the Town," part On the Road with Charles Kuralt, Anderson's twice-a-week "City Watch" columns in the Chicago Tribune... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99
When it's time to go back to the daily grind, it's easy to miss the fun and excitement of vacation especially if you've just spent time in a city like Chicago. Home to remarkable landmarks like Wrigley Field, vibrant neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Logan Square, and the Art Institute with its stunning works of art, it's the type of place that... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
In this updated edition, it?s plain to see that the state of Illinois has only gotten weirder. Where there was once just a single Popeye statue in downstate Chester, today the town has monuments to Olive Oyl, Swee? Pea, Bluto, the Sea Hag, and more. The creepy Piasa Bird petroglyph on the bluff in Alton now has a roadside pullout with picnic tables,... more...