Nonfiction

The Marshall Fields

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book, Madsen
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2002
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A classic American success story with a twist Like J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field was one of the overlords of triumphant capitalism in the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century. However, his phenomenal wealth and generous philanthropy masked a disastrous personal life. Deserted by his wife and alienated from his children, the founder of the Field dynasty left a legacy of immense wealth and misery to match. The Marshall Fields recounts the classic tale of Field s spectacular success as well as the tragic story of a man who, while making millions by knowing what women wanted, had no inkling of his own wife s emotional needs. This revealing account follows the next five generations of the Field family, concentrating on the most important and controversial figures in each generation. What emerges is a startling saga of money, madness, and mystery. From the son who may have been shot by a chorus girl to the great-great grandson who used his millions to create Hollywood fantasies, Field s descendants have caromed wildly between rebellion and folly. Their story offers a new and penetrating take on wealth, success, and the nightmare that often accompanies the American dream.
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0471024937
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Chicago in the Fifties: Remembering Life in the Loop and the Neighborhoods

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book, Samors
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Hundreds of black-and-white photographs, with reminiscing interviews by people (both ordinary and famous) who grew up in Chicago in the 1950s, including Governor Jim Thompson, Sheriff Richard Elrod, sportswriter Bill Gleason, film critic Norman Mark, columnist Georgie Anne Geyer, Hillary Rodham Clinton, broadcast journalist Joel Weisman, Mel Thillens Jr., Blackhawks announcer Harvey Wittenberg, Chicago Bears player Johnny Morris, pitchers Jim Brosnan and Billy Pierce, jazz artist Ramsey Lewis, radio personality Chuck Schaden, comedian Mort Sahl, and television personalities Hugh Downs, Mike Wallace, and Ray Rayner.
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English
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Signed by the authors.
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9780972545648
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Downtown Chicago in Transition

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2007
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Explores the dynamic changes that have continuously shaped the greater Loop district, from the late nineteenth century to the present time, in historical photographs and interviews with Jerome R. Butler, Micahel Demetrio, Jerry Field, Marshall Field V, Myles Jarrow, Gary T. Johnson, Bernard Judge, Mary Robinson Kalista, George E. Kanary, Mitch Markovitz, Robert Markovitz, Kay Mayer, James McDonough, Paul Meincke, Josephine Baskin Minow, James O'Connor, Potter Palmer IV, Ann Roth, J.J. Sedelmaier, and David Welch.  
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English
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0979789206
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William Lavalie

The Miles Between Me

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Book, Nealie, Toni
Date: 
2016
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First Edition
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The Miles Between Me is a book of essays that take place in New Zealand, India, and Chicago.
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English
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9781940430782

100 Actions for Chicago Torture Justice

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book,Pierre
Date: 
December 2012
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In response to the torture inflicted by the Chicago Police from 1972 to 1992, and as part of The Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project, Lucky Pierre is creating 1000 actions for Chicago torture justice.
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Gang Leader for a Day

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Book, Venkatesh, Sudhir
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2008
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Gang Leader for a day is the story of Sudhir Venkatesh meeting with a gang leader named TJ and working with him for a decade to learn about the drug business in Chicago.
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English
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9780143114932
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William Lavalie

Deliverance: Writings on Postal Relations

Location

2339 N California Ave
60647 Chicago
United States
US
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Book, Fischer, Marc
Date: 
2014
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In moving from the East Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago to Logan Square, author Marc Fischer began going to a new post office. Much to his chagrin, the level of service at the new post office was not up to his standards. Marc expressed this displeasure in a series of Facebook posts, which have been compiled here in book form.
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English
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9781940190068
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New Voices

The Dynamic Library

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Book, The Dynamic Library
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2015
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Taken from inside front flap: The Dynamic Library presents essays in translation from an interdisciplinary symposium on the classification and organization of knowledge held at Sitterwerk, St. Gallen, in 2011...The essays gathered in The Dynamic Library contextualize the Sitterwerk's associative classification system amid artistic and historical systems of order, while pointing to future methods for incorporating subjectivity and serendipity into the organization of knowledge
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9781940190099

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