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Soldier Field : a stadium and its city

Author: Liam T A Ford
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Series: Chicago visions + revisions.
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Soldier Field truly is the story of Chicago, filled with political intrigue and civic pride. Designed by Holabird and Roche, Soldier Field arose through a serendipitous combination of local tax dollars, City Beautiful boosterism, and the machinations of Mayor "Big Bill "Thompson. The result was a stadium that stood at the center of Chicago's political, cultural, and sporting life for nearly sixty years, long before  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liam T A Ford
ISBN: 9780226257068 0226257061
OCLC Number: 317923072
Description: xiv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Chicago challenges the world --
pt. 1. Getting it built --
Born Republican, adopted by Democrats --
Soldier Field and the democratic ascendancy --
pt. 2. A stadium for all Chicago --
A game for our youth: amateur football at Soldier Field --
Chicago's Olympic legacy --
A stage for acceptable dissent --
The city's altar --
Military marches, music, and an arsonist cow --
Americans all: culture in an epic space --
A family place --
New religious and political movements in a classic space --
pt. 3. The fall and rise of Soldier Field --
Celebrations in an era of decline --
Amateur sports founder at a fading stadium --
Professional sports in a changing era --
The Bears, the stadium's savior --
A new century, a new stadium.
Series Title: Chicago visions + revisions.
Responsibility: Liam T.A. Ford.

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Sports fans nationwide know Soldier Field as the home of the Chicago Bears. For decades its signature columns provided an iconic backdrop for gridiron matches, but few realize that the stadium has  Read more...

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