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Brill, Marlene Targ.

Summary: A biography of Michelle Obama, the first African American First Lady of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OBA

Jobb, Dean

Summary: "It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties ... Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people ... to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KORETZ, LEO ROB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KORETZ

Emanuel, Ezekiel J.

Summary: A portrait of the dynamic Emanuel brothers cites their achievements in medicine, politics, and Hollywood, offering insight into the family history, unique upbringing, and social atmosphere that influenced their lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.311 EMANUEL FAMILY EMA

Simon, Scott

Summary: "NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured--and now triumphant--franchise. No metaphor is necessary; the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 SIM

Stepto, Robert B.

Summary: Stepto, an English and Afro-American Studies professor at Yale, vividly portrays the sights and sounds of a black resort in the 1940s and 1950s and the racially changing Chicago neighborhoods of his youth. In his lyrically written memoir, he recalls summers at Idlewild, a resort in Michigan, where black families determinedly built enclaves for themselves, a place to bring their families and not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEPTO, ROBERT STE

Neri, Greg.

Summary: "A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2010

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Taylor-Butler, Christine

Summary: As the first African American first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama has had a big role to fill. Readers will follow Obamas journey from her childhood in Chicago to her work as a lawyer and her achievements in the White House. They will also learn how she helped with her husbands political career and helped him win presidential elections in 2008 and 2012.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 OBA

Wheeler, Jill C.

Summary: A brief biography of Michelle Obama covering her life from childhood to the White House.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Co. 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OBA

Mundy, Liza

Summary: Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait of the most dynamic couple in politics today: Michelle, the highly organized, sometimes intimidating, list-making pragmatist; and Barack, the introspective political charmer who shoots for the stars. Michelle's story carries all the achievements and lingering pain of the post-civil rights era. She grew up on the south...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE Mun

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: B Obama Mun

Stine, Megan.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the First Lady of the United States, from her childhood in Chicago and her career as a lawyer to her marriage to Barack Obama and her initiatives in the White House.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OBA

Cohen, Rich.

Summary: The author describes growing up on the Great Lakes, relating how a relationship forged in adolescence shaped and transformed his life, and reexamines that friendship from the perspective of adulthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COHEN, RICH COH

Eire, Carlos M. N.

Summary: A survivor of the Cuban Revolution recounts his pre-war childhood as the religiously devout son of a judge, and describes the conflict's violent and irrevocable impact on his friends, family, and native home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.91 EIR

Colbert, David.

Summary: In just a few generations, Michelle Obama's family has blazed a path from a slave cabin to the White House. She's now writing a new chapter in history as a fresh kind of first lady, old-fashioned in many ways, yet so genuine and natural that she constantly surprises and inspires.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Obama Col

Mundy, Liza

Summary: She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss"? Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints an intimate portrait, taking us inside the marriage of the most dynamic couple in politics today. Drawing on interviews with more than one hundred people, including one with Michelle, Mundy captures the complexity of this remarkable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 OBA

Larson, Erik.

Summary: Abridged.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1523 LAR

Larson, Erik.

Summary: Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1523 LAR

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1523 LAR

Hollander, Nicole

Summary: A coming-of-age memoir and a chronicle of a Chicago community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 HOL

Selzer, Adam

Summary: A detailed historical account of the serial killer calls on never before examined primary documents to reveal how he managed to take advantage of the crowds drawn by the 1893 World's Fair to create his own castle of horrors. Herman W. Mudgett, better known by his alias, H.H. Holmes, is considered America's first-- and most notorious-- serial killer. During the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 SEL

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAL

Lancaster, Jen

Summary: Jen Lancaster shares her humorous views of life in the city, recounting some of her most memorable experiences living in Chicago and explaining why city life is nothing like what it is portrayed as on television.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANCASTER, JEN LAN

Larson, Erik

Summary: Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the challenges Burnham faced in creating the hugely successful White City, and looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims to their deaths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press (Gale, Cengage Learning) 2013

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