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P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust

By: 826CHI

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781934750858

ISBN: 1934750859

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Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America'

By: Abbott, Karen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 4/2/2016

Seller ID: 9780812975994

ISBN: 0812975995

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Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history-and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago's notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club's proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, where thirty stunning Everleigh "butterflies" awaited their arrival. Courtesans named Doll, Suzy Poon Tang, and Brick Top devoured raw meat to the delight o... View more info

Sin in the Second City

By: Abbott, Karen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/6/2015

Seller ID: 9780739491850

ISBN: 0739491857

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Radio: an Illustrated Guide

By: Abel, Jessica/Glass, Ira

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780967967103

ISBN: 0967967104

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Pluralism and Progressives: Hull House and the New Immigrants, 1890-1919

By: Adams, Jane/Lissak, Rivka

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 0226485021

ISBN: 0226485021

Condition: USED


The settlement house movement, launched at the end of the nineteenth century by men and women of the upper middle class, began as an attempt to understand and improve the social conditions of the working class. It gradually came to focus on the "new immigrants"--mainly Italians, Slavs, Greeks, and Jews--who figured so prominently in this changing working class. Hull House, one of the first and best-known settlement houses in the United States, was founded in September 1889 on Chicago's West Side by Jane Addams and Ellen G. Starr. In a major new study of this famous institution and its place in... View more info

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Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy

By: Addams/Fradin, Judith & Dennis

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/18/2013

Seller ID: 9780618504367

ISBN: 0618504362

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Citizen: Jane Addams and Struggle for Democracy

By: Addams/Knight, Louise W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 3/22/2015

Seller ID: 9780226446998

ISBN: 0226446999

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Jane Addams was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Now "Citizen," Louise W. Knight's masterful biography, reveals Addams's early development as a political activist and social philosopher. In this book we observe a powerful mind grappling with the radical ideas of her age, most notably the ever-changing meanings of democracy. "Citizen" covers the first half of Addams's life, from 1860 to 1899. Knight recounts how Addams, a child of a wealthy family in rural northern Illinois, longed for a life of larger purpose. She broadened her horizons through education, reading,... View more info

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Chicago: City on the Make

By: Algren, Nelson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 1/23/2016

Edition: 50

Seller ID: 9780226013855

ISBN: 0226013855

Condition: USED


Ernest Hemingway once said of Nelson Algren's writing that "you should not read it if you cannot take a punch." The prose poem, "Chicago: City on the Make," filled with language that swings and jabs and stuns, lives up to those words. This 50th anniversary edition is newly annotated with explanations for everything from slang to Chicagoans, famous and obscure, to what the Black Sox scandal was and why it mattered. More accessible than ever, this is, as Studs Terkel says, "the best book about Chicago." "This short, crisp, fighting creed is both a social document and a love poem, a script in... View more info

Another Chicago Magazine 51

By: Another/Knabb, Jacob (ed()

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/23/2012

Seller ID: 02724359

ISBN: 02724359

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County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

By: Ansell, David A.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: ACADEMY CHICAGO PUB LTD: 7/27/2014

Seller ID: 9780897336208

ISBN: 0897336208

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Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record

By: Appelbaum, Stanley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 8/25/2014

Seller ID: 048623990X

ISBN: 048623990X

Condition: USED


Colossal spectacle preserved in 128 rare, vintage photographs with concise, fact-filled text: 200 buildings -- 79 of foreign governments, 38 of U.S. states -- the original ferris wheel, first midway, Edison's kinetoscope, much more. 128 black-and-white photographs. Captions. Map. Index. View more info

Chicago's Dream, A World's Treasure: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1893-1993

By: Art Institute

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/20/2015

Seller ID: 0865591210

ISBN: 0865591210

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Architectural Records in Chicago: Guide to Architectural Research Resources in C

By: Art Institute Chicago

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/5/2014

Seller ID: 8070842

ISBN: 8070842

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Arts Club of Chicago: Collection 1916-1996

By: Arts Club of Chicago

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO: 4/26/2014

Seller ID: 0964344033

ISBN: 0964344033

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Founded in 1916, the Arts Club of Chicago has long been committed to innovation in the visual and performing arts. Through the years, important commissions, purchases, and gifts from artists and patrons have formed an impressive collection of modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as rare examples of Asian and African art. Edited by Sophia Shaw, granddaughter of the Club's dynamic past president Rue Winterbotham Shaw (1940-1979), "The Arts Club of Chicago: The Collection 1916-1996" documents more than a hundred objects, with in-depth essays on selected in... View more info

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For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder that Shocked Chicago

By: Baatz, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 11/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780060781002

ISBN: 0060781009

Condition: USED


It was a crime that shocked the nation, a brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child, by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb had first met several years earlier, and their friendship had blossomed into a love affair. Both were intellectuals--too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. However, the police had recovered an important clue at the scene of the crime--a pair of eyeglasses--and soon both Leopold and Loeb were in the custody of Cook County. They confessed, and Robert Crowe, the state's attorne... View more info

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For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicag

By: Baatz, Simon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 2/20/2016

Seller ID: 9780060781026

ISBN: 0060781025

Condition: USED


It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were intellectuals--too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. When they were apprehended, state's attorney Robert Crowe was certain that no defense could save the ruthless killers from the gallows. But the families of the confessed murderers hired Clarence Darrow, entrusting the lives of their sons to the most famous lawyer in America in what would be one of the most sensation... View more info

Guide to Chicago's Historic Suburbs

By: Bach, Ira

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 6/28/2014

Seller ID: 080400384X

ISBN: 080400384X

Condition: USED


Although the Chicago area is famous the world over for its splendid architecture, the architectural treasures of the suburban area have remained largely unknown. Ira Bach, assisting by Susan Wolfson, has now provided a comprehensive readable guide to more than 850 nineteenth century dwellings, commercial buildings, public buildings, and churches which are memorable and well worth visiting for their fine architecture and their historic significance. Organized by county, then by town, this book shows us the real roots of Chicago architecture. The 35 Walking Tours make up the heart of the boo... View more info

New Chicago Way: Lessons from Other Big Cities

By: Bachrach, Ed

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780809337514

ISBN: 0809337517

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City Families: Chicago and London

By: Banish, Roslyn

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 10/20/2016

Seller ID: 0394499069

ISBN: 0394499069

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Field Museum

By: Bardoe, Cheryl

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 9/19/2014

Seller ID: 9781935442110

ISBN: 1935442112

Condition: USED


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