My Kind of Town Chicago

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book,My Kind of Town
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2010
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My Kind of Town, Chicago is a fascinating collection of little-known anecdotes, legends, untold stories, and fascinating facts about the Windy City. From the popular Armchair Reader series, this source of Chicago factual fun will delight and inform the curious of all ages. Much has been said about the city of Chicago it s a Midwestern metropolis, the third-largest city in the United States, and a hub of commerce and culture rising from the shores of Lake Michigan. Indeed, there s plenty to talk about: the Great Chicago Fire, the World s Fair of 1893, windy politics, stunning architecture, and more. This book is all things Chicago from its history, sports, and politics to its food, neighborhoods and music. Each topic is covered concisely in a few pages, so you can pick up My Kind of Town, Chicago anytime, anywhere to quench your thirst for Chicago-related knowledge. You ll get a unique taste of the Windy City, past and present, from each interesting tidbit. My Kind of Town, Chicago includes: A wide range of Chicago trivia presented in a clear and entertaining format Information on Chicago stars, legends, and titans of business, including Marshall Field, Oprah Winfrey, Resurrection Mary, and the city s most famous ghost Fast Facts pages that offer tidbits about Chicago sports, politics, history, and more You Can Thank Chicago, which details Chicago s wide range of contributions to the world, including Twinkies, Tinkertoys, and the skyscraper Chicago s ludicrous laws, like a $5 penalty against anyone who throws a rock or casts a stone in public Timelines that highlight key points in the city s history
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English
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1605531022
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