Discover the fascinating history of Chicago through 24 dramatic, fact-filled, humorous true stories about the events and colorful characters that make up Chicago’s history. From Potawatomi Indians, to the reviled Al Capone to the esteemed Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama, author and tour guide Adam Selzer outlines the history of the city, from the Great Fire of 1871, famous speeches by Abraham Lincoln, the music legends that changed music history at Chess Records, the wins, losses and curses that follow Chicago’s baseball teams, and ghosts known to appear in certain hotels and cemeteries.
The seventh title in Museyon’s acclaimed “Chronicles” series, Chronicles of Old Chicago: Exploring the History and Lore of the Windy City ($19.95, 272 pages, ISBN 9780984633487) will be a hit with American history buffs, Chicago residents, and tourists alike. It includes:
• 24 well-researched stories about the lives of Chicagoans, including Abraham Lincoln, Mrs. O’Leary, Jane Addams, Captain Streeter, Charles Comiskey, the Chess Brothers, Mayor Richard Daley, Oprah Winfrey, and many interesting characters that added to local color, such as the orators of Bughouse Square and the ghosts and criminals that are local legends.
• 400 + photographs and illustrations of Chicago past and present
• 6 walking tours with 9 detailed maps visiting major landmarks and historical sites
• Complete Index
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