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Chicago: City on the Make
Reporter: Grant DeNormandie, (Grant_De)
journalists for its gritty portrayal of the city and its people, one that boldly defied City Hall’s business and tourism initiatives. Yet the book captures the essential dilemma of Chicago: the dynamic tension between the city’s breathtaking beauty and its utter brutality, its boundless human energy and its stifling greed and violence.
The sixtieth anniversary edition features historic Chicago photos and annotations on everything from defunct slang to Chicagoans, famous and obscure, to what the Black Sox scandal was and why it mattered. More accessible than ever, this is, as Studs Terkel says, “the best book about Chicago.”
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Nelson Algren (1909–81) lived most of his life in Chicago. He won the National Book Award in 1950 for The Man with the Golden Arm. His works include A Walk on the Wild Side, Never Come Morning, The Devil's Stocking, The Neon Wilderness, and his urban portrait, Chicago: City on the Make.
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