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Fabulous Chicago (revised 1981)
Fabulous Chicago - revised 1981
Author: Emmett Dedmon
Here is a sparkling one-volume history of an American City like no other -- and of the vibrant people who built it.
ISBN: 471799
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 447
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Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Lts
Book Type: Hardcover
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I lived in Chicago for 20 years and thought I knew the city. No Way. This is a fascinating book. It is not a "history" of Chicago, but rather a collection of the facets of its history that made it into the city it is today.

My only complaint was with geographical details. For example, a chapter on "the Levee" with all its decadence was great -- but nowhere does he identify where "the Levee" was. It is a location that has passed into Chicago lore, so nowhere in today's Chicago would anyone know where it existed.

If you are a Chicagoan or a wanna-be fan, you need to read this book.

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