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  • An American Hometownby Tom Roznowski

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    They lived "green" out of necessity -- walking to work, repairing everything from worn shoes to wristwatches, recycling milk bottles and packing containers. Music was largely heard live and most residential streets had shade trees. The nearby Wabash River -- a repeated subject of story and song -- ... 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$ 17.95

    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 America?from Little Italy to Greektown, Chinatown to New Chinatown, and La Villita to the Ukrainian Village. It?s also the most walkable city in... more...

  • Simon Girtyby Edward Butts

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 9.99

    Was the frontiersman Simon Girty a monster as painted by his U.S. enemies in the American Revolution, or was he a hero and benefactor of First Nations people as celebrated by Canadian and American Natives and the British? 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$ 13.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Eleven Out of Tenby Helen Burstyn

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 16.99

    David Pecaut effected great change on his adopted city of Toronto. This tireless social and cultural activist and bridge builder had a measureless positive influence on his home. When it became clear that cancer would end his life, Pecaut made notes and conducted interviews that have become the basis for this book by his widow. more...

  • Finding Fishby Antwone Q. Fisher; Mim E. Rivas

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself. Finding... more...