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  • Day Trips® from Chicagoby Elisa Drake

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Chicago. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Chicago metro area. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Chicago helps makes the most of a brief getaway. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 the... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 15.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn is a neighborhood-by neighborhood map-based approach to New York?s most dynamic borough. The Brooklyn guide covers sixteen neighborhoods, with information on services and entertainment venues: everything from restaurants, movie theaters, bagel shops, and bars to landmarks, art galleries, transportation, and parks.... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 21.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago divides Chi-town into sixty mapped neighborhoods. Every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago?s art scene.... more...

  • C Is for Chicagoby Maria Kernahan; Michael Schafbuch

    Dry Climate Studios 2013; US$ 7.99

    A is for the Art Institute where the lions stand proud. They guard the precious art inside and welcome the crowd. B is for Chicago Blues, the sound heard on the street. Jam with a harmonica and keep time with your feet. C is for Chicago, Second City and Third Coast. From the lakefront to the skyscrapers it's a city with the most. And so the story... more...