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P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust

By: 826CHI

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781934750858

ISBN: 1934750859

Condition: USED


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Sin in the Second City

By: Abbott, Karen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/6/2015

Seller ID: 9780739491850

ISBN: 0739491857

Condition: USED


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

By: Abbott, Karen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/24/2014

Seller ID: 9781400065301

ISBN: 1400065305

Condition: USED


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

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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

Condition: USED


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

Radio: an Illustrated Guide

By: Abel, Jessica/Glass, Ira

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780967967103

ISBN: 0967967104

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Twenty Years at Hull-House

By: Addams, Jane

Price: $2.00

Publisher: SIGNET CLASSICS: 10/6/2015

Seller ID: 0451527399

ISBN: 0451527399

Condition: USED


Addams's account about the founding and development of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among those in need. 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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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

Chicago's Grand Hotel

By: Allegrini, Robert

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780972342216

ISBN: 0972342214

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Place on the Corner

By: Anderson, Elijah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/21/2012

Seller ID: 0226019543

ISBN: 0226019543

Condition: USED


"Anderson's mix of the language of sociology and the more colorful street idiom makes a complex social phenomenon accessible to a broad audience. . . . An important work."--Gerald Lee Dillingham, "Contemporary Sociology" 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'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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Gangs of Chicago

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS: 7/13/2016

Seller ID: 1560254548

ISBN: 1560254548

Condition: USED


This classic history of crime tells how Chicago's underworld earned--and kept--its reputation. Recounting the lives of such notorious denizens as the original Mickey Finn, the mass murderer H. H. Holmes, and the three Car Barn Bandits, Asbury reveals life as it was lived in the criminal districts of the Levee, Hell's Half-Acre, the Bad Lands, Little Cheyenne, Custom House Place, and the Black Hole. His description of Chicago's infamous red light district--where the brothels boasted opulence unheard of before or since--vividly captures the wicked splendor that was Chicago. The Gangs of Chicago ... View more info

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Giants in the Park

By: August, Krista

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 11/17/2012

Seller ID: 9780615427379

ISBN: 0615427375

Condition: USED


Located only a few miles north of Chicago's downtown, Lincoln Park names both a neighborhood and a park--Chicago's largest park, boasting six miles of lakefront--the latter of which proudly hosts 16 vintage portrait statues that are described in this guidebook. For curious locals and interested tourists alike, this self-guided walking or biking tour zigzags throughout the park and combines biography, Chicago history, sculpture content, and watercolor illustrations. The celebrated bronze figures include such notable names as Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Hans Christian Andersen, and s... 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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Roadside History of Illinois

By: Banash, Stan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MOUNTAIN PR PUB CO:

Seller ID: 9780878425990

ISBN: 0878425993

Condition: USED


Did you know that Chicago was named for a wild onion? Or that the only president born in Illinois was Ronald Reagan? Or that the Ferris Wheel, processed cheese, the game of softball, the fly swatter, and the automatic dishwasher were all invented by Illinoisans? You'll find these stories and hundreds more in Roadside History of Illinois, an entertaining and revealing tour of the Prairie State's historical places. Native Illinoisan Stan Banash describes the state's diverse history as he guides readers along its highways and byways, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own (the Ol... View more info