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City Walks Chicago

Author : Christina Henry de Tessan
ISBN : 9780811873833
Genre : Travel
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The perfect bring-along accessory for exploring Chicago like a native. Walks include: Millennium Park The Loop Magnificent Mile Navy Pier ...And more!
Category: Travel

Walking Chicago

Author : Ryan Ver Berkmoes
ISBN : 0899975682
Genre : Travel
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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 the country, with flat streets laid out in a sensible grid and 21 miles of stunning lakeshore. The 31 walks described here include trivia about architecture, political gossip, and the city's rich history, plus where to dine, get the best deep-dish pizza, visit world-class museums, have a drink, and shop.
Category: Travel

Never A City So Real

Author : Alex Kotlowitz
ISBN : 9780226619019
Genre : History
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“Chicago is a tale of two cities,” headlines declare. This narrative has been gaining steam alongside reports of growing economic divisions and diverging outlooks on the future of the city. Yet to keen observers of the Second City, this is nothing new. Those who truly know Chicago know that for decades—even centuries—the city has been defined by duality, possibly since the Great Fire scorched a visible line between the rubble and the saved. For writers like Alex Kotlowitz, the contradictions are what make Chicago. And it is these contradictions that form the heart of Never a City So Real. The book is a tour of the people of Chicago, those who have been Kotlowitz’s guide into this city’s – and by inference, this country’s – heart. Chicago, after all, is America’s city. Kotlowitz introduces us to the owner of a West Side soul food restaurant who believes in second chances, a steelworker turned history teacher, the “Diego Rivera of the projects,” and the lawyers and defendants who populate Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building. These empathic, intimate stories chronicle the city’s soul, its lifeblood. This new edition features a new afterword from the author, which examines the state of the city today as seen from the double-paned windows of a pawnshop. Ultimately, Never a City So Real is a love letter to Chicago, a place that Kotlowitz describes as “a place that can tie me up in knots but a place that has been my muse, my friend, my joy.”
Category: History

Mystery Reader S Walking Guide

Author : Alzina Stone Dale
ISBN : 9780595230211
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Around the world the name "Chicago" still conjures up images of the Roaring Twenties, cops and robbers, and Al Capone. Using this guide you can follow in the footsteps of more than 75 authors and sleuths from over 100 mysteries. Each walking tour covers a specific Chicago neighborhood, providing a map, must-see places and restaurants, all from Chicago mysteries, together with a special index of people, places and mysteries covered. Mystery Readers' Walking Guide: Chicago won Malice Domestic's Agatha Award (and teapot) for Best Non-Fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

Norman Mark S Chicago

Author : Norman Mark
ISBN : 0914090399
Genre : Travel
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Get A Life In The City Chicago

Author : Sheena M. Jones
ISBN : 9780976658900
Genre : Reference
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For both native and new Chicagoans, this lively guide shows how to get out of the house, meet new people, see the sights, and explore hobbies and volunteer opportunities. Taking dance lessons might be one idea, and here are the details and contact information for Latin Street Dancing and the Joel Hall Dance Center, where lessons are offered for salsa, belly dancing, tap, and hip-hop. An interest in food and cooking might lead a reader to Sur La Table, which offers classes such as Sushi for Beginners and Single Gal Cooking. Also described are cultural attractions, sports organizations, and volunteer opportunities. For more dating, socializing, and networking ideas, Chicago Sport and Social Club, Chicago Social Monster, Lincoln Park Young Professionals, and Big Ten Chicago are recommended for their events such as wine tastings, restaurant openings, concerts, and parties throughout the year. This wide-ranging guide provides detailed descriptions of each organization along with contact information and a guarantee for fun in the Windy City.
Category: Reference

Chicago Heights

Author : Dominic Candeloro
ISBN : 0738524700
Genre : History
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The history of Chicago Heights mirrors the growth and struggles of the entire nation. From determined settlers to visionary industrialists, from the power of rail to the vast intercontinental highway system, this Illinois city of hard workers and dynamic ethnic groups persevered through overwhelming obstacles to claim its place at the center of the Industrial Revolution.
Category: History

Chicago S White City Of 1893

Author : David F. Burg
ISBN : 9780813150475
Genre : History
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In 1893, the year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occasion. Although the World's Columbian Exposition was the fifteenth world's fair, it was of vastly greater scope than any of its predecessors. Chicago created a veritable new city. It was not only larger than any previous exposition but also more elaborately designed, more precisely laid out, more fully realized, and more prophetic. It was the first exposition truly to solicit the participation of the entire world. In this study of the White City, David F. Burg shows America at a crossroads in its development. It was in the process of moving from a largely agricultural society to a predominately urban and industrial one. The exposition was an index of American values, achievements, and expectation in this era of profound and complex change. The exposition was an achievement of cooperative endeavor and expertise. It demonstrated that both artistic capacity and technology were available to transform, in agreeable combination, burgeoning industrial cities into well-designed centers of business, culture, and community. Burg places his discussion in the context of the United States and Chicago during the early 1890s. Besides dealing with the multifaceted fair itself -- its architecture, artworks, music, technological achievements -- he discusses the congresses that were held on a variety of subjects, two of the most significant being the Congresses of Women and the World's Parliament of Religions. In the exposition's theme was the potential of fashioning the Kingdom of God on earth in contrast to the chaotic, dirty, industrial cities of the time. Burg finds in the exposition a significant legacy to architecture, city planning, and civic organization. Its most promising aftereffect occurred in the City Beautiful movement; its influence extended also to such ordinary concerns as well-lighted streets, efficient waste disposal, and honest government.
Category: History

The Genesis Of The Chicago Renaissance

Author : Mary Hricko
ISBN : 9781136085383
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting the affinities of these writers, patterns such as the rise of the city novel, the development of urban realism, and the shift to modernism are identified as significant connections between the two periods. Although Dreiser, Wright, and Farrell are more commonly thought of as Chicago writers, this study argues that Langston Hughes is a transitional, pivotal figure between the two periods. Through close readings and contextualization, the influence of Chicago writing on American literature--in such areas as realism and naturalism, as well as proletarian and ethnic fiction--becomes apparent.
Category: Literary Criticism