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|The Encyclopedia of Chicago|
Edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice L. Reiff
Historical reference on metropolitan Chicago. More than 1,400 entries. Prepared by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society. "Monumental"--Booklist
|Streetwise Downtown Chicago|
Compact laminated map showing streets and points of interest in the loop area and from North Avenue south to Balbo Drive. This is a great map to have when walking downtown (Note: it does not include the Field Museum-Aquarium-Planetarium area). I used this map to get around taking photos, and its saved me a great deal of time.
Compact laminated map showing downtown from Lincoln Park south to the University of Chicago. A bit dated, but shows the city along the lake (going to just west of Ashland Avenue); reverse side has compact downtown map, transit map, and mini metro map.
|The Chicago Neighborhood Map|
by Big Stick, Inc
See 222 Chicago neighborhoods hand-drawn in color on a map!
|Michelin Green Guide Chicago|
by Michelin Staff
This is a compact yet comprehensive guidebook to Chicago. Colorful maps, photographs, and intelligent recommendations.
|Chicago (Eyewitness Travel Guides)|
Engaging photos, illustrations, and maps show you attractions and city features.
|Chicago Then and Now|
by Elizabeth McNulty
Modern color photos compared to black and white archival photographs of the same scene.
A news and feature magazine covering personalities, politics, trends, culture and lifestyle, restaurant reviews, and listings, theater and film schedules and reviews, real estate information and listings of upcoming city events.
|The Unofficial Guide to Chicago|
by Joe Surkiewicz, Bob Sehlinger
Insider's guide to fun times and great deals.
|Chicago In and Around the Loop: Walking Tours of Architecture and History|
by Gerard R. Wolfe
Series of walking tours of downtown Chicago.
|Chicago--City of the Century|
A four DVD set that tells the story of the formation of Chicago until the end of the 19th century. Excellent overall presentation. The last disk includes a "Chicago by L" tour of neighborhoods.
|City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America|
by Donald L. Miller
Chicago's growth from a fur-trading post in the 1830's to a world city by 1900.
|Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture|
by John Zukowsky, Martha Thorne, Stanley Tigerman (Preface)
Covers the innovations that made Chicago famous for architecture--from the Chicago School to the Prairie School, and Mies, Johnson, and others.
|The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America|
by Erik Larson
Intrigue surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
|The Art Institute of Chicago; Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture|
by Margherita Andreotti, James N. Wood (Editor), Teri J. Edelstein (Editor)
|Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago|
by Alex Kotlowitz
Profiles of people in Chicago.
|Chicago: The Second City|
by A. J. Liebling
A New Yorker columnist re-looks at Chicago decades after a 1952 tour.
|Chicago: City on the Make|
by Nelson Algren, Studs Terkel (Introduction)
by Richard Wright, John Reilly (Afterword)
by James T. Farrell, Charles Fanning (Editor)
by Gwendolyn Brooks
|American Dreams: Lost and Found|
by Studs Terkel
|Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do|
by Studs Terkel
|Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago|
by Mike Royko
|The Adventures of Augie March|
by Saul Bellow
by Upton Sinclair, Morris Dickstein (Introduction)
|The Pit: A Story of Chicago|
by Frank Norris, Joseph R McElrath, Gwendolyn Jones (Editor), gwen Jones, Joseph A. McElrath (Introduction)
|Blues Brothers--Collector's Edition (1980)|
Starring: John Belushi, et al. Director: John Landis; DVD collector's edition.
|The Front Page (1974)|
Starring: Jack Lemmon, et al. Director: Billy Wilder