|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Historical reference on metropolitan Chicago.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
|Chicago Then and Now|
by Elizabeth McNulty
Modern color photos compared to black and white archival photographs of the same scene.
|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.
|The Chicago Neighborhood Map|
by Big Stick, Inc
See 222 Chicago neighborhoods hand-drawn in color on a map!
|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)