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The Third Coast : When Chicago Built the American Dream
by Thomas Dyja


Overview - A critically acclaimed history of Chicago at mid-century, featuring many of the incredible personalities that shaped American culture
Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to-coast journey included a stop in Chicago, and this flow of people and commodities made it the crucible for American culture and innovation.
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Overview
A critically acclaimed history of Chicago at mid-century, featuring many of the incredible personalities that shaped American culture
Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to-coast journey included a stop in Chicago, and this flow of people and commodities made it the crucible for American culture and innovation. In luminous prose, Chicago native Thomas Dyja re-creates the story of the city in its postwar prime and explains its profound impact on modern America from Chess Records to Playboy, McDonald s to the University of Chicago. Populated with an incredible cast of characters, including Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Chuck Berry, Sun Ra, Simone de Beauvoir, Nelson Algren, Gwendolyn Brooks, Studs Turkel, and Mayor Richard J. Daley, The Third Coast recalls the prominence of the Windy City in all its grandeur."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143125099
  • ISBN-10: 0143125095
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 508
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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Books > History > United States - State & Local - Midwest
Books > History > United States - 20th Century
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