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  • Black on the Blockby Mary Pattillo

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    In Black on the Block , Mary Pattillo—a Newsweek Woman of the 21st Century—uses the historic rise, alarming fall, and equally dramatic renewal of Chicago’s North Kenwood–Oakland neighborhood to explore the politics of race and class in contemporary urban America.             There was... more...

  • Blood on the Bayouby Donald S. Frazier

    State House/McWhiney Foundation Press 2015; Not Available

    Blood on the Bayou covers the final, decisive campaigns of May-July, 1863, for control of the Mississippi River Valley but argues that events west of the Mississippi were as important as those occurring on the eastern shore.  Culminating in the sieges of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Union efforts also included a determination to liberate—and arm—as... more...

  • Brothers Emanuelby Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Halban 2013; US$ 9.99

    "This delightful memoir is a deeply personal tale of one family, but it's also about much larger things: America and tribal identity, love and rivalry, and the moral lessons to be learned as you grow up." Walter Isaaon For years, people have been asking Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely loyal eldest brother in the Emanuel clan,... more...

  • Brown in the Windy Cityby Lilia Fernández

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Brown in the Windy City  is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Lilia Fernández reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of tremendous social and economic change and, in spite of declining industrial employment and massive urban renewal projects,... more...

  • Chicagoby Dominic A. Pacyga

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a “City on the Make.” Carl Sandburg dubbed it the “City of Big Shoulders.” Upton Sinclair christened it “The Jungle,” while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it “the Second City.” At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography,... 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...

  • The Chicago Tribune Guide to Chicagoby Chicago Tribune Staff

    Agate Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    The Tribune Guide to Chicago is a quick and easy introduction to what to do, where to go, and how to get there in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. more...

  • Chinese Chicagoby Huping Ling

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The first comprehensive, comparative and interpretive history of a highly important historical settlement of Chinese / Chinese Americans in the U.S., Chinese Chicago focuses on three crucial issues that define the Chinese in Chicago: race, transnational migration, and community, and investigates significant historical developments from the arrival... more...

  • Chronicles of Old Chicagoby Adam Selzer

    Museyon 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...

  • 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...