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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Hazelgrove, William Elliott

Summary: "William Elliot Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World's Fair, the last of the golden age. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed the Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game, ending the gangster era as Prohibition was repealed. He also details the story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the ideals of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977 HAZ

Dyja, Tom.

Summary: Much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory. And even as Chicago led the way in creating mass-market culture, its artists pushed back in their own distinct...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.311 DYJ

Cooper, Arshay

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team inthe nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago's Westside in the 90's, Arshay Cooper knows the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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Stone, Tanya Lee.

Summary: "Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Addams hoped to help people in need. She wanted to create a place where people could find food, work, and community. In 1889, she chose a house in a run-down Chicago neighborhood and turned it into Hull House--a settlement home--soon adding a playground, kindergarten, and a public bath, By 1907, Hull House included thirteen buildings. And by the early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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

Sanchez, Reymundo

Summary: Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and sex. He was left to fend for himself before the age of 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2007

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Hartfield, Claire

Summary: "Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 305.8 HAR

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 HAR

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