Fabulous Chicago: A Great City's History and People (Google eBook)

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Garrett County Press, Oct 1, 2012 - History - 447 pages
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Here is the best-selling history of an American city like no other -- and of the vibrant people who built it. The Yankees who came west to gamble fortunes on the Board of Trade, the Swifts and Amours, Fields and McCormicks, and the new immigrants who worked in their stockyards, stores and railroads -- together and at odds they built Chicago out of the prairie mud, and built it again when the Great Fire destroyed it. This is a story of political turmoil, of corruption, of social striving and reform: the Haymarket Massacre, the Pullman Strike, Jane Adams of Hull House, and the notorious Al Capone. The entrepreneurial giants, the gangsters and mayors of legend, the poets, like Sandburg and MacLeish, and architects, like Frank Lloyd Wright -- all belong to Chicago, and populate this incredible book. From the Everleigh Club brothel to the patriotic song of George F. Root, Fabulous Chicago is a history that is alive with the unbelievable spirit of one of the world's great cities.
  

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Contents

The Yankee Out West
Long John and His Devils
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The Little Giant and the Rail Splitter
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Anything
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Enter The Ladies18711890
An Ardent Temperament Rather Than a Weak
The Glories of the White City
From Pullman City to Hull House
Life Along theLevee
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The Inheritance 21 One Ecstasy After Another
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Insull Builds His Empire

The Pride of Potter Palmer
The Sporting Life
The Melting Pot Explodes
Chicago BuildsIts Parthenon
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More than a Century of Progress
Chicago Aint Readyfor Reform Yet
Nobody Is Going to Take Over this City
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About the author (2012)

Emmett Dedmon was vice-president and editorial director of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News. He authored six books.

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