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By Donald L. Miller

ISBN-10: 0795339852

ISBN-13: 9780795339851

From its turbulent beginnings to its present prestige as one of many world's so much dynamic towns, urban of the Century tells the tale of Chicago—and the tale of the US, writ small. From its many average failures, together with the good hearth of 1871 and several other cholera epidemics to its winner-take-all politics, dynamic company empires, breathtaking structure, its different cultures, and its varied inhabitants of writers, reporters, and artists, Chicago's tale is violent, inspiring, passionate, and interesting from the 1st web page to the last.

The winner of the distinguished nice Lakes publication Award, given to the year's most eminent books highlighting the yank heartland, urban of the Century has bought constant rave reports and was once made right into a six-hour movie airing on PBS's American event sequence. Written with lively prose and exacting aspect, it brings Chicago's historical past to vibrant existence.

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