The famous, the infamous, and the unjustly forgotten all receive their due in this biographical dictionary of the people who have made Chicago one of the world s great cities. Here are the life stories provided in short, entertaining capsules of Chicago s cultural giants as well as the industrialists, architects, and politicians who literally gave shape to the city. Jane Addams, Al Capone, Willie Dixon, Harriet Monroe, Louis Sullivan, Bill Veeck, Harold Washington, and new additions Saul Bellow, Harry Caray, Del Close, Ann Landers, Walter Payton, Koko Taylor, and Studs Terkel "Chicago Portraits" tells you why their names are inseparable from the city they called home."
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 650
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 254 x 254 x 21 mm