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City watch : discovering the uncommon Chicago

Author: Jon Anderson
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"City Watch introduces readers to an eclectic mix of social clubs, subcultures, and minor celebrities. From Foraging Friends, a group of penniless ecologists who forage for wild foods in a county forest preserve, to the annual Dumpster Diver fashion show, from the Oakton Elementary School chess team to a group that calls itself Some Chicago Anarchists, readers will discover the characters and events that define  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Jon, 1936-
City watch.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606575092
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Anderson
ISBN: 0877457522 9780877457527
OCLC Number: 45422074
Awards: Short-listed for Society of Midland Authors Award (Adult Nonfiction) 2002
Description: xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jon Anderson.

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Drawn from Anderson's newspaper column of the same name, ""City Watch"" introduces readers to an eclectic mix of social clubs, subcultures, and individuals, from ""Foraging Friends"" a group of  Read more...

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