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  • 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 pronounced... more...

  • Land of Hopeby James R. Grossman

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Grossman?s rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement. more...

  • Walking Chicagoby Ryan Ver Berkmoes

    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...

  • A Viking in the Familyby Keith Gregson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Whiskey Breakfastby Richard C. Lindberg

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    A poignant, multigenerational tale of the Swedish-American experience for two disparate Chicago families more...

  • Peaceful Places: Chicagoby Anne Ford

    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...

  • City Watchby Jon Anderson

    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...

  • Greetings from Chicagoby Editors of Thunder Bay Press

    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...

  • Oddball Illinoisby Jerome Pohlen

    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...

  • Chicago Livesby The Chicago Tribune; Bill Parker

    Triumph Books 2006; US$ 11.99

    A unique journey through the 20th century in Chicago, this work reveals the characters whose lives put an indelible stamp on the city. Some were famous, like Richard J. Daley and Harold Washington, while others were infamous or unacknowledged, living fascinating lives that helped shape the city while remaining anonymous at the same time like, such... more...