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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Civil War Chicagoby Theodore J. Karamanski; Eileen M. McMahon

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Not only did Chicagoans play an important role in the politics of the conflict, encouraging emancipation and promoting a ?hard war? policy against Southern civilians, but they supported the troops materially through production of military supplies... more...

  • Chronicles of Old Chicagoby Adam Selzer

    Museyon Inc 2014; US$ 14.99

    Discover the fascinating history of Chicago?home to Barack Obama, Al Capone, the Chicago Cubs, politicians, mobsters, and more?told through 24 dramatic true stories. Known as an expert on Chicago?s folklore and crime stories, Adam Selzer takes readers through Chicago?s history from the 1800s to the present with tales of the politicians, eccentrics,... more...

  • 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...

  • Freedom's Ballotby Margaret Garb

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the spring of 1915, Chicagoans elected the city?s first black alderman, Oscar De Priest. In a city where African Americans made up less than five percent of the voting population, and in a nation that dismissed and denied black political participation, De Priest?s victory was astonishing. It did not, however, surprise the unruly group of black... more...

  • Crucibles of Black Empowermentby Jeffrey Helgeson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The term ?community organizer? was deployed repeatedly against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a way to paint him as an inexperienced politician unfit for the presidency. The implication was that the job of a community organizer wasn?t a serious one, and that it certainly wasn?t on the list of credentials needed for a presidential résumé. In... more...

  • Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacánby Xóchitl Bada

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

     In this groundbreaking new book, Mexican Hometown Associations in Chicagoacán , Xóchitl Bada reveals how Mexican hometown associations, groups consisting of immigrants from the same small towns, have become a surprisingly powerful force for mobilizing social change in both the United States and Mexico. By giving voice to the members of a group of... more...

  • Top 10 Chicagoby Elaine Glusac; Elisa Kronish

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    Whether you're looking for the the loveliest parks and beaches on Lake Michigan, the liveliest jazz and blues joints, or hottest restaurants, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Chicago will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. The fully updated guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations... more...