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P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust

By: 826CHI

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781934750858

ISBN: 1934750859

Condition: USED


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Sin in the Second City

By: Abbott, Karen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2/6/2015

Seller ID: 9780739491850

ISBN: 0739491857

Condition: USED


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Sin in the Second City : Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America

By: Abbott, Karen

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 11/24/2014

Seller ID: 9781400065301

ISBN: 1400065305

Condition: USED


Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history-and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago's notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club's proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, where thirty stunning Everleigh "butterflies" awaited their arrival. Courtesans named Doll, Suzy Poon Tang, and Brick Top devoured raw meat to the delight o... View more info

Radio: an Illustrated Guide

By: Abel, Jessica/Glass, Ira

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780967967103

ISBN: 0967967104

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Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes

By: Adams, Jane

Price: $3.50

Seller ID: 9780486457499

ISBN: 0486457494

Condition: USED


In 1889, while many Americans were disdainful of newly arrived immigrants, Jane Addams established Hull-House as a refuge for Chicago's poor. The settlement house provided an unprecedented variety of social services. Addams's inspiring autobiography chronicles the institution's early years and discusses the ever-relevant philosophy of social justice that served as its foundation. View more info

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Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

By: Addams/Knight, Louise W.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 8/16/2013

Seller ID: 9780393071658

ISBN: 0393071650

Condition: USED


Jane Addams (1860-1935) was a leading statesperson in an era when few imagined such possibilities for women. In this fresh interpretation, the first full biography of Addams in nearly forty years, Louise W. Knight shows Addams's boldness, creativity, and tenacity as she sought ways to put the ideals of democracy into action. Starting in Chicago as a co-founder of the nation's first settlement house, Hull House--a community center where people of all classes and ethnicities could gather--Addams became a grassroots organizer and a partner of trade unionists, women, immigrants, and African Americ... View more info

Let Them Call Me Rebel

By: Alinsky, Saul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780394572437

ISBN: 0394572432

Condition: USED


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Chicago's Grand Hotel

By: Allegrini, Robert

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780972342216

ISBN: 0972342214

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Prairie State: Impressions of Illinois, 1673-1967 By Travelers and Other Observe

By: Angle, Paul M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 7/19/2011

Seller ID: 906060

ISBN: 906060

Condition: USED


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Another Chicago Magazine 51

By: Another/Knabb, Jacob (ed()

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/23/2012

Seller ID: 02724359

ISBN: 02724359

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Chicago's Dream, A World's Treasure: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1893-1993

By: Art Institute

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/20/2015

Seller ID: 0865591210

ISBN: 0865591210

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Art Institute of Chicago: The Essential Guide

By: Art Institute of Chicago

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 1/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780865592551

ISBN: 0865592551

Condition: USED


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Prairie School Design Vision for the Midwest: The Art Institute of Chicago Museu

By: Art Institute of Chicago

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/2/2010

Seller ID: 0865591415

ISBN: 0865591415

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Giants in the Park

By: August, Krista

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 11/17/2012

Seller ID: 9780615427379

ISBN: 0615427375

Condition: USED


Located only a few miles north of Chicago's downtown, Lincoln Park names both a neighborhood and a park--Chicago's largest park, boasting six miles of lakefront--the latter of which proudly hosts 16 vintage portrait statues that are described in this guidebook. For curious locals and interested tourists alike, this self-guided walking or biking tour zigzags throughout the park and combines biography, Chicago history, sculpture content, and watercolor illustrations. The celebrated bronze figures include such notable names as Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Hans Christian Andersen, and s... View more info

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

By: Austen, Ben

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780062235060R

ISBN: 9780062235060R

Condition: REM


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Divorce, Chicago Style: Tales of Love (and Hate) as Witnessed by a Divorce Attor

By: Avraham, Larry Ben

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780692798935

ISBN: 0692798935

Condition: USED


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Guide to Chicago's Historic Suburbs

By: Bach, Ira

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 6/28/2014

Seller ID: 080400384X

ISBN: 080400384X

Condition: USED


Although the Chicago area is famous the world over for its splendid architecture, the architectural treasures of the suburban area have remained largely unknown. Ira Bach, assisting by Susan Wolfson, has now provided a comprehensive readable guide to more than 850 nineteenth century dwellings, commercial buildings, public buildings, and churches which are memorable and well worth visiting for their fine architecture and their historic significance. Organized by county, then by town, this book shows us the real roots of Chicago architecture. The 35 Walking Tours make up the heart of the boo... View more info

Chicago Houses

By: Bailey, Janet

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 12/9/2015

Seller ID: 0312131798

ISBN: 0312131798

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Field Museum

By: Bardoe, Cheryl

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 9/19/2014

Seller ID: 9781935442110

ISBN: 1935442112

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Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes

By: Baron, Dave

Price: $14.00

Seller ID: 9780809335022

ISBN: 0809335026

Condition: USED


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