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- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
What really happened in Mrs. O'Leary's barn that autumn night in Chicago? Though no one knows for sure, what is certain is someone, or something, ignited a load of hay on fire, and the city of Chicago would never be the same. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 raged for more than 24 hours, obliterating the downtown and sparking a mass exodus to... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.53
Through the telling of his own madcap childhood, David Benjamin pays homage to the exuberance of young boys at play. Whether he's stalking frogs though the swamps of Tomah, Wisconsin, playing four-kid baseball with his bothersome little brother and two favourite cousins, or sneaking into the cinema to watch Saturday-afternoon Westerns, David Benjamin... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
Her parents never really explained what a D.P. was. Years later Daiva Markelis learned that “displaced person” was the designation bestowed upon European refugees like her mom and dad who fled communist Lithuania after the war. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, though, Markelis had only heard the name T.P. , since her folks... more...
- Clerisy Press 2010; US$ 16.95
Summer of Shadows is an intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder of the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard in their home along the shore of Lake Erie?which held both the city and the nation spellbound that summer.... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2002; US$ 11.99
Square Donuts. The World?s Largest Stump. Oscar the Monster Turtle. Johnny Appleseed?s grave. The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. While other travel guides tell you about yet another cozy bed-and-breakfast and bike trails through Brown County, Oddball Indiana offers wacky travel destinations and little-known historical... more...
- NYU Press 1997; US$ 89.00
During the Progressive Era, over 150 African American women's clubs flourished in Chicago. Through these clubs, women created a vibrant social world of their own, seeking to achieve social and political uplift by educating themselves and the members of their communities. In politics, they battled legal discrimination, advocated anti-lynching laws,... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99
When it's time to go back to the daily grind, it's easy to miss the fun and excitement of vacation ? especially if you've just spent time in a city like Chicago. Home to remarkable landmarks like Wrigley Field, vibrant neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Logan Square, and the Art Institute with its stunning works of art, it's the type of place that... more...