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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

Go Your Own Way

Author : Faith Conlon
ISBN : 9780786750610
Genre : Travel
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There is nothing quite like hitting the road by yourself to awaken your senses, sharpen your mind, and build your confidence. In twenty-three beautifully crafted essays, women recount the thrills of traveling solo. Despite threat-assessment levels and airport-security hassles, women of all generations are traveling more freely and independently than ever before. In that go-for-it spirit, Go Your Own Way spans the globe: adventure diva Holly Morris finds herself lost in the jungles of Borneo, alone with her thoughts and a cold-blooded companion; Lara Triback's quest to learn the tango takes her to the late-night dance floors of Buenos Aires; Stephanie Griest finds female friends invaluable in her journey through Uzbekistan; and Amy Balfour recounts a hilarious trek up Yosemite's Half Dome. The writers in Go Your Own Way pay tribute to the empowerment of independent adventure and discovery, offering up the perfect antidote for today's climate of fear and international discord. All the while, they show that alone doesn't have to mean lonely.
Category: Travel

City Walks Architecture New York

Author : Alissa Walker
ISBN : 9780811872997
Genre : Travel
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Packed with 25 walking adventures, this unique guide uncovers the Big Apple's most breathtaking buildings, parks, and monuments! Each page focuses on a specific area and features helpful background information, detailed walking instructions, a full-color map, and stunning photography. Covering both landmark structures and little-known wonders, this is the perfect gift for design-savvy travelers and adventurous locals alike. Walks include: Greenwich Village Empire State Building Central Park World Trade Center Site And more!
Category: Travel

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

City Scratch Off Map Chicago

Author : Christina Henry de Tessan
ISBN : 1452149968
Genre : Travel
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This portable scratch-off map of Chicago transforms a trip through the city into a one-of-a-kind adventure. Illustrated in full-color, the map features 30 scratch-off icons of landmarks and hot spots around town—that when uncovered, reveal fun facts and highlights at each destination. Extended travel information on the back of the map, written by the author of bestselling City Walks decks, Christina Henry de Tessan, packs helpful navigation tips and more fascinating details that will delight first-time visitors and locals alike.
Category: Travel

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

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

Activists In City Hall

Author : Pierre Clavel
ISBN : 9780801468513
Genre : Social Science
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In 1983, Boston and Chicago elected progressive mayors with deep roots among community activists. Taking office as the Reagan administration was withdrawing federal aid from local governments, Boston's Raymond Flynn and Chicago's Harold Washington implemented major policies that would outlast them. More than reforming governments, they changed the substance of what the government was trying to do: above all, to effect a measure of redistribution of resources to the cities' poor and working classes and away from hollow goals of "growth" as measured by the accumulation of skyscrapers. In Boston, Flynn moderated an office development boom while securing millions of dollars for affordable housing. In Chicago, Washington implemented concrete measures to save manufacturing jobs, against the tide of national policy and trends. Activists in City Hall examines how both mayors achieved their objectives by incorporating neighborhood activists as a new organizational force in devising, debating, implementing, and shaping policy. Based in extensive archival research enriched by details and insights gleaned from hours of interviews with key figures in each administration and each city's activist community, Pierre Clavel argues that key to the success of each mayor were numerous factors: productive contacts between city hall and neighborhood activists, strong social bases for their agendas, administrative innovations, and alternative visions of the city. Comparing the experiences of Boston and Chicago with those of other contemporary progressive cities—Hartford, Berkeley, Madison, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Burlington, and San Francisco—Activists in City Hall provides a new account of progressive urban politics during the Reagan era and offers many valuable lessons for policymakers, city planners, and progressive political activists.
Category: Social Science