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item imageThe Encyclopedia of Chicago*excellent*
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Historical reference on metropolitan Chicago.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
item imageStreetwise 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.
item imageStreetwise Chicago
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.
item imageThe Chicago Neighborhood Map
by Big Stick, Inc
See 222 Chicago neighborhoods hand-drawn in color on a map!
item imageMichelin Green Guide Chicago
by Michelin Staff
This is a compact yet comprehensive guidebook to Chicago. Colorful maps, photographs, and intelligent recommendations.
item imageChicago (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Engaging photos, illustrations, and maps show you attractions and city features.
item imageChicago Then and Now
by Elizabeth McNulty
Modern color photos compared to black and white archival photographs of the same scene.
item imageChicago Magazine
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.
item imageThe Unofficial Guide to Chicago
by Joe Surkiewicz, Bob Sehlinger
Insider's guide to fun times and great deals.
item imageChicago In and Around the Loop: Walking Tours of Architecture and History
by Gerard R. Wolfe
Series of walking tours of downtown Chicago.
item imageChicago--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.
item imageCity 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.
item imageMasterpieces 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.
item imageThe 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.
item imageThe Art Institute of Chicago; Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture
by Margherita Andreotti, James N. Wood (Editor), Teri J. Edelstein (Editor)
item imageNever a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago
by Alex Kotlowitz
Profiles of people in Chicago.
item imageChicago: The Second City
by A. J. Liebling
A New Yorker columnist re-looks at Chicago decades after a 1952 tour.

ChicagoChicago Authors

item imageChicago: City on the Make
by Nelson Algren, Studs Terkel (Introduction)
item imageNative Son
by Richard Wright, John Reilly (Afterword)
item imageChicago Stories
by James T. Farrell, Charles Fanning (Editor)
item imageSelected Poems
by Gwendolyn Brooks
item imageAmerican Dreams: Lost and Found
by Studs Terkel
item imageWorking: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
by Studs Terkel
item imageBoss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago
by Mike Royko
item imageThe Adventures of Augie March
by Saul Bellow
item imageThe Jungle
by Upton Sinclair, Morris Dickstein (Introduction)
item imageThe Pit: A Story of Chicago
by Frank Norris, Joseph R McElrath, Gwendolyn Jones (Editor), gwen Jones, Joseph A. McElrath (Introduction)

ChicagoChicago in Film

item imageBlues Brothers--Collector's Edition (1980)
Starring: John Belushi, et al. Director: John Landis; DVD collector's edition.
item imageThe Front Page (1974)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, et al. Director: Billy Wilder
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