City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - 704 sider
Throbbing with the lifebeat of a great city, this story of Chicago--from trading post in the 1830s to modern industrial metropolis in the 1890s--offers popular history at its finest: a magnificent portrait of the dynamism and drive of the wonder city of the 19th century. of photos.

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fabulous written history of Chicago

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This is a great history of Chicago. It contains a lot of anecdotes in addition to just plain delivering facts about the making of Chicago. Mr. Miller is a great storyteller. I purchased one of his books about jazz in New York too simply because his narratives are a pleasure to read. Les hele vurderingen

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A very comprehensive history of this remarkable city from its origin to around the turn of the 19th century. I grew up about 80 miles north this city in Wisconsin and also took my first job there out ... Les hele vurderingen

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Preface
15
City of Dreamers and Doers
24
Didnt Expect No Town
48
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Donald L. Miller is the John Henry McCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he lives, and is the host of the PBS series A Biography of America.

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