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  • 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$ 13.95

    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...

  • Hooliesby Garry Bushell

    John Blake 2010; US$ 9.99

    Skinheads, Mods, Teddy Boys, Hell's Angels, Punks, Glory Boys, to name just a few—this fascinating book is the definitive guide to hooligan history in the UK. It examines who the men behind the cults were, what made them tick, and why they fought their battles. These warring youth factions inspired copycat cultures around the globe. This in-depth... 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...

  • Chicago's Most Wanted™by Laura L. Enright

    Potomac Books Inc. 2005; US$ 6.95

    One book that “won’t let you down” 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...

  • Philip Hoffby Samuel B. Hand; Anthony Marro; Stephen C. Terry

    Castleton State College 2011; US$ 24.99

    This is the story of one of the most exciting and important periods in Vermont history, and of the man most responsible for shaping it more...

  • Diaspora and Class Consciousnessby Shanshan Lan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This project adopts an interracial framework in studying the convergence and divergence of minority experiences in a highly racialized urban setting, treating the Chinese immigrant experience as a pivot through which to examine the complex process of the multiracial transformation of white majority neighborhoods. But it also goes beyond the hegemonic... more...

  • The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County, Illinoisby Nancy M. Beasley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book is about previously unidentified people who became Abolitionists involved in the antislavery movement from about 1840 to 1860. Although arrests were made in nearby counties, not one person was prosecuted for aiding a fugitive slave in DeKalb County, Illinois. First, the area Congregationalist, Universalist, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist... more...