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You were never in Chicago

Author: Neil Steinberg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Series: Chicago visions + revisions.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Steinberg takes readers through Chicago's vanishing industrial past and explores the city from the quaint skybridge between the towers of the Wrigley Building, to the depths of the vast Deep Tunnel system below the streets. He deftly explains the city's complex web of political favoritism and carefully profiles the characters he meets along the way. Steinberg never loses the curiosity and close observation of an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Named Person: Neil Steinberg; Neil Steinberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Steinberg
ISBN: 9780226772059 0226772055 022610415X 9780226104157
OCLC Number: 783150359
Description: 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Manus manum lavat --
"God, I am in Chicago" --
"A tolerance for rubes" --
"Give her my regards" --
"Your show of shows" --
"I'll get you a judge" --
In the sleeping room --
"How long is it supposed to last?" --
Annals of the paper tube trade --
"A byutafl day in the palka" --
"You gave the money away?" --
A visit from the angel nacht --
"A lot of broken hearts" --
Driving with Ed McElroy --
"Gee, ya think?" --
The city in fog.
Series Title: Chicago visions + revisions.
Responsibility: Neil Steinberg.

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In 1952 the New Yorker published a three-part essay by A J Liebling in which he dubbed Chicago the "Second City." From garbage collection to the skyline, nothing escaped Liebling's withering gaze.  Read more...

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"A rollicking newspaperman's memoir... and a strong case for Second City exceptionalism." (New York Times) "A triumph." (Toronto Star) "Like Studs Terkel before him, Neil Steinberg mixes memoir, Read more...

 
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