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Boss, by Mike Royko
Royko: a life in print, by F. Richard Ciccone
Chicago by day and night : the pleasure seeker's guide to the Paris of America, ed. by Paul Durica. (This is a reprint of a guide written for visitors to the 1893 Columbian Exposition, and it's a hoot!)
A theater of our own : a history and a memoir of 1,001 nights in Chicago, by Richard Christiansen
The plan of Chicago : Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city, by Carl Smith
Chicago, city on the make, by Nelson Algren
Chicago afternoons with Leon : 99 1/2 years old and looking forward, by Kenan Heise (reminiscences of Chicago's great opposition alderman, Leon Despres)
To sleep with the angels : the story of a fire, by David Cowan, the story of the Our Lady of Angels school fire, an event that is forever impressed on the memory of Chicagoans of a certain age.
Never a city so real : a walk in Chicago, by Alex Kotlowitz
Chicago Poems, by Carl Sandburg
Give the Lady What She Wants: The Story of Marshall Field & Company, by Lloyd Wendt
A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago, by Ben Hecht
Chicago, by Studs Terkel
AIA Guide to Chicago
I must admit, Iʻve only been
in Chicago once in 83 years. But this thread amazed me by the sight of
some 20 titles (most of them "Basics") without a single
Saul Bellow item, and with
only one Nelson Algren (Good list, however, lilithcat) (3). And of course, my next cry is "Where is James T. Farrell!?" (Or is that just an octogenarian yelp?)
So Iʻll cite: The Man with the Golden Arm
by N. A., and S.B.ʻs Humboldts Gift and (one that I wouldnʻt have known of without LT): It All Adds up. . . , his
1995 (?) non-fiction collection.
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