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  • 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...

  • The Third Coastby Ted McClelland

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Chronicling the author?s 10,000-mile ?Great Lakes Circle Tour,? this travel memoir seeks to answer a burning question: Is there a Great Lakes culture, and if so, what is it? Largely associated with the Midwest, the Great Lakes region actually has a culture that transcends the border between the United States and Canada. United by a love of encased... 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...

  • 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...