City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago

City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago

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The masterfully told story of twelve volatile days in the life of Chicago, when an aviation disaster, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder transfixed and roiled a city already on the brink of collapse.

When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into "the Metropolis of the World." But just as the dream… (more)

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As the subtitle indicates, Krist’s “City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago” is a crisply focused affair that relates how a blimp disaster, a transit strike and a race riot made for a particularly hellish July of 1919. Martell’s “Detroit” takes a more panoramic approach, spanning this northern city’s 300-plus years of troubled history in fewer than 260 pages of text.

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Publisher: Broadway Books (April 17, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 5.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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