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Author: Norbert Blei
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2003.
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The final work of the ""Chicago Trilogy"", this collection of non-fiction tales reveals Sandburg's ""city of the big shoulders"" concret and neon; uptown and downtown. The stories evoke a vanished  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blei, Norbert.
Chi town.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2003
Online version:
Blei, Norbert.
Chi town.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2003
Named Person: Norbert Blei; Norbert Blei
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Blei
ISBN: 0810120402 9780810120402
OCLC Number: 51242087
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Chi Town Blues --
Man in the Window --
Chicago's Basements: The Best Bargains in Town --
Chef Louis: Supercook --
The Museum of Science and Industry --
Sydney J. Harris: Strictly Personal --
To Stop & Shop --
Europe in Chicago --
Cook County Hospital: The Confidence of Competence --
Fred and the Chocolate Factory --
Bill Stipe: Invisible Artist --
Max Zimmerman: I Can Drink It For You Wholesale --
Nik Klein: The Man Who Made Rocking Horses --
Travels with Royko, or The Kid Who Scattered Pigeons --
Paint My Body, Color Your Mind --
Hoke Norris and the Quiet Night of the Soul --
Leaving the Big Bulls to Him for Whom the Bell Tolls on the Hour: J. Robert Nash --
Marshall Field's --
A Man on a Bench --
Max Marek: The Antique Dealer Who Beat Joe Louis --
Chicago's Unforgettable Newsies: They Come with the Corner --
Chicago's Public Library --
School for Brewmasters --
Jovan Trboyevic: Restaurateur --
The Great Hot Dog Quest --
Dr. Preston Bradley: Amazing Grace --
Mornings at Pixley's --
Chanoyu in Uptown Chicago --
The Headhunter: Dr. A.R. Schwartz --
Inside Chicago's Foreign Banks --
A Warm Conversation with Burr --
Scavenger City --
Gene Sage: Party Man --
On James T. Farrell: Not Resting in Peace --
Flake-Out at the Skin-Flicks --
Dixie: On the Outskirts of Town --
Jerome Holtzman: Chicago's Dean of Baseball --
Aiko: Poetry in Paper --
Paul Romaine: A Writer's Bookseller in Chicago --
Bringing the Good News to Skid Row --
Bill Mauldin, Up Front --
Ben Gingiss: Tuxedo Junction --
Nelson Algren (1909-1981): Buried Alive in Chicago --
Sing a Song for Van Buren Street --
Dance With Me Petros! --
Sam Karnick: Window Washer --
The Petrakis Story, 1980 --
Studs: The Art of Talk --
The World's Greatest Czech Bakeries (Memories of Old Bohemian Bakeries) --
Back to the Neighborhood: The Houby Parade --
M. Pancner's: A Czech Shop on Main Street/Cermak Road --
Libby & Jana: The People's Restaurant (L & J Lounge: The People's Bar) --
Epilogue: Coming Back.
Responsibility: Norbert Blei.
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