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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

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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

Summary: It tells the story of Bobbie and Jude, a young drug-addicted couple who exist somewhere between homelessness on the streets of Chicago and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Laboratories 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ANI

Summary: Two con men in the 1930s, are out to avenge the death of a mutual friend. They seek revenge on a crime lord with a 'sting'.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY STI

Summary: Set in 1930's Chicago, this story deals with two con men who seek revenge on a big-time gangster who was responsible for the murder of their friend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Home Video 1998

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Summary: Kasper Carr is a master thief, targeting businesses in the Chicago area. He stakes out fresh opportunities in front of a documentary film crew, which gradually becomed complicit in his crimes. As the director and producer become entangled in the allure of their fascinating subject and the legal ramifications of their actions, Carr pursues a series of larger-scale and more dangerous jobs. All...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

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

Summary: In this documentary, Che Smith (a.k.a. Rhymefest, the Grammy-winning rapper) reunites with his father, an alcoholic living on the streets of Chicago, and struggles to deliver him to safety and an existence that is productive and meaningful, in essence, taking responsibility for the man who had abandoned him as a young child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IN

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

Sigal, Clancy.

Summary: This memoir is about Clancy Sigal's boyhood in Depression-era Chicago, then James Farrell and Nelson Algren territory. The author recounts his intense relationship with his mother Jennie, a sometime firebrand union organizer, and his roaring Oedipal rivalry with his mostly absent father Leo. Jennie is a single mother on welfare trying to raise a wild rebellious son in a twilight world between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SIG

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

Hellman, Peter

Summary: In Vino Duplicitas marks a new, notorious legend in wine: the story of Rudy Kurniawan, a 20-something Indonesian immigrant who bursts onto the rarified scene of ultrafine wines in 2002. Blessed with the gift of a discerning palate and a knack for tracking down impossibly hard-to-find bottles, he transforms himself from a virtual unknown, living illegally in the US, into one of the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Experiment 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KURNIAWAN, RUDY HEL

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Summary: Cheaper by the dozen: Tom and Kate Baker have made many sacrifices in their professional lives in order to raise their 12 children. When Tom is offered a job as a Division I college football coach, he moves the entire pack to a suburb in Chicago. This move shakes up the entire family, but when Kate's memoirs get published, she takes off on a book tour. The lack of parental guidance creates...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2012

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Summary: It is the headline-making true story about the deceptions, lies and betrayals of Bernie Madoff, the man who masterminded the most heinous financial swindle of our generation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2017

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY WIZ

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WIZ

Algren, Nelson

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALG

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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Summary: For the first time in years the entire Rodriguez clan comes home to Chicago to celebrate Christmas where traditions will be celebrated. During the course of this eventful week they will celebrate one member's safe return from Iraq, secrets will be revealed, old resentments forgotten, each family member will learn something about themselves and each other, and the healing power of laughter will...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2009

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY NOT

Whiteis, David.

Summary: Explores the history of blues music in Chicago.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.643 WHI

Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI

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

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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Summary: A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall. Special features include: 'Right Here in River City' Documentary and Introduction by Shirley Jones.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MUS RATED G

Mason, Richard

Summary: "A haunting, wildly imagined novel by the acclaimed author of History of a Pleasure Seeker ("the best new work of fiction ... in many moons; a classic"--The Washington Post); set in the first decades of twentieth-century colonial Cape Town and in a spirit-filled forest of secrets and magic powers. It is 1914. Germany has just declared war on France. Piet Barol, the handsome, irresistible figure...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAS

Summary: From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films comes a collection of three important labor stories of the 1970's. These films not only allowed the workers and their union to tell their compelling stories but they also affected the course of events for each union. -- container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAB

Remnick, David.

Summary: Examines the experiences of Barack Obama's life and explores the ambition behind his rise to the presidency, from his relationship with his parents to how social and racial tensions influences his philosophy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK REM