City of the Century

The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
Product Number: EB00736804
Released: Sep 27, 2018
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ISBN: #9780795339851
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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"A wonderfully readable account of Chicago's early history" and the inspiration behind PBS's American Experience (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Depicting its turbulent beginnings to its current status as one of the world's most dynamic cities, City of the Century tells the story of Chicago—and the story of America, writ small. From its many natural disasters, including the Great Fire of 1871 and several cholera epidemics, to its winner-take-all politics, dynamic business empires, breathtaking architecture, its diverse cultures, and its diverse population of writers, journalists, and artists, Chicago's story is violent, inspiring, passionate, and fascinating from the first page to the last. The winner of the prestigious Great Lakes Book Award, given to the year's most outstanding books highlighting the American heartland, City of the Century has received consistent rave reviews since its publication in 1996, and was made into a six-hour film airing on PBS's American Experience series. Written with energetic prose and exacting detail, it brings Chicago's history to vivid life. "With City of the Century, Miller has written what will be judged as the great Chicago history." —John Barron, Chicago Sun-Times

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Author(s): Donald L. Miller
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2014

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CD
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Author(s): Donald L. Miller
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Genre: History
Product Number C03270
Released: Oct 30, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490623115
eAudio
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Author(s): Donald L. Miller
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Genre: History
Product Number Z08499
Released: Oct 25, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490623122
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Donald L. Miller
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Genre: History
Product Number MP1449
Released: Nov 12, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490640426

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