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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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KORETZ

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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 Collection, Call number: Y 305.8 HAR

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, MARGO JEF

Larson, Erik.

Summary: Abridged.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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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Collins, Max Allan

Summary: "A THRILLING MAGNUM OPUS ON AMERICA'S GREAT CRIME EPIC. A Mystery Writers of America "Grand Master"--author of the gangster classic Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer, and multiple Shamus Award winner--teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 COL

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Tarshis 2015

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Elledge, Jim

Summary: "A history of gay Chicago told through the stories of queer men who left a record of their sexual activities in the Second City, this book paints a vivid picture of the neighborhoods where they congregated while revealing their complex lives. Some, such as reporter John Wing, were public figures. Others, like Henry Gerber, who created the first "homophile" organization in the United States,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 ELL

Matthews, Rupert.

Summary: "Keep your cool. If you panic and reveal your true identity, you'll be in big trouble. Stay away from thugs "packing heat." These ruthless gangsters are armed and very dangerous. Step on it! As a wheelman, you'll have to drive a gateway car at top speed. Don't get too comfy. Some gangsters lead a life of luxury. Don't forget that their money has beeen stolen from honest folks" --Cover, p. 4.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 364 MAT

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 364 MAT

Krist, Gary.

Summary: Summer 1919: the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into 'the Metropolis of the World.' But just as the dream seemed within reach, pandemonium broke loose--the city's highest ambitions suddenly under attack by the same unbridled energies that had given birth to them in the first...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 977.3 KRI

Summary: A look at what happened during the anti-war protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and the subsequent trail brought against the protest organizers by the city. Includes animation, archival footage, and music from today's artists.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CHI

Krist, Gary.

Summary: Documents the harrowing twelve-day period in Chicago in 1919 during which a blimp crash, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder case challenged the city's modernization efforts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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

Campbell, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ampersand, Inc. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7114 CAM

Rosen, Renée

Summary: "The bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants explores one woman's journey of self-discovery set against the backdrop of a musical and social revolution. In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS

Rosen, Renee

Summary: "In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rosen 2014

Brandt, Nat.

Contents: Warning signs -- "Absolutely fireproof" -- Play and players -- Opening night -- 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 1903 -- In the Parquet and Boxes -- In the Dress Circle and Gallery -- The rescuers -- The news spreads rapidly -- Morgue scenes -- In mourning -- A state of shock -- Safety last -- Finger pointing -- Blind justice -- Curtains -- Ashes and Embers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Illinois University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.3 BRA

Barnes, Harper

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.389 BAR

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

Steinberg, Ellen FitzSimmons

Contents: Preserving the heritage -- Leavened breads and cakes -- Traditions and innovations -- Dainty dishes -- Of cooking and medicinal foods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.12 STE

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

Harrison, Carlos.

Summary: Tells the unforgettable story of patriotism about twenty-two Mexican American families who lived on one street in a small Illinois railroad town that sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size in the country. Eight of those children died. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers it is the compelling account of a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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