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ISBN: 0684831384 / ISBN-13: 9780684831381

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

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  • City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America (Simon & Schuster) – Trade paperback (1997)
    by Donald L Miller

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

    Trade paperback, Simon & Schuster
    1997
    English
    704 pages

    ISBN: 0684831384
    ISBN-13: 9780684831381

    The epic of Chicago is the story of the emergence of modern America. Here, witness Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world's most explosively alive cities by 1900. Donald Miller's powerful narrative embraces it all: Chicago's wild beginnings, its reckless growth, its natural calamities (especially the Great Fire of 1871), its raucous politics, its empire-building businessmen, its world-transforming architecture, its rich mix of cultures, its community of young writers and ... Show more

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MaryG

in depth history

by MaryG on Mar 15, 2012

I had borrowed this book from a friend and when I (reluctantly) returned it I knew I wanted a copy. Very well written and an accurate reconuting of Chicago's development. For both the casual & serious scholar.

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