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You Were Never in Chicago

Neil Steinberg
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Language
English
Series
Chicago visions and revisions
Chicago visions + revisions
ISBN
9780226772059 (hbk. : alk. paper), 0226772055 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780226924274 (ebk.), 0226924270 (ebk.)
Summary
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 outsider, while thoughtfully considering how this perspective has shaped the city, and what it really means to belong.
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.
Description
247 p. ; 24 cm.
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