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Amazing Chicago: The City of Big Shoulders, Murder, and Mayhem

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A LOOK INSIDE

Title: Amazing Chicago: The City of Big Shoulders, Murder, and Mayhem
Author: David Anthony Witter
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781681064758
Price: $27.00

Architectural splendor, industrial might, creativity, and leaders who helped shape a nation are just a few of the attributes that have made Chicago one of the greatest cities in America. Add to these the culinary and cultural contributions of almost two centuries of immigrants and migrants, and you have a magnificent urban tapestry in a city that features iconic landmarks and historical treasures, as well as oddities and curiosities that will astound you. In Amazing Chicago, you will read about them all, from the obvious to the hidden.

Visit well-known landmarks like the Chicago Theater or the Union Stockyards Gate, learning the stories behind them. Then find lesser-known places like the Schoenhofen Brewery Complex, a Confederate graveyard, or the birthplaces of Walt Disney, Ernest Hemingway, and Oz. Learn about the many wonders provided by Chicago’s ethnic melting pot. The city’s blend of cultures created uniquely Chicago culinary delights like deep dish pizza and the Chicago tamale. Dive into music history, outlined by blues, jazz, and even country music, exemplified by the great Muddy Waters and, for a brief period, Louis Armstrong. Embrace Chicago’s haunted past, from ghostly wrecks and fires to houses filled with the anger of cheated souls to the remaining vestiges of gangsters like Al Capone.

Amazing Chicago shares fascinating stories that are even stranger than fiction. Architectural marvels, landmarks, heroes, villains, and even ghosts are chronicled alongside beautiful photos to tell the story of this incredible city.

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Think you know the Windy City? David Anthony Witter’s latest book, Amazing Chicago: The City of Big Shoulders, Murder, and Mayhem, tells the stories behind local landmarks, people, food—and even a few hauntings. Whether you’re a lifelong Chicagoan or a recent

Paul goes behind the curtain with the author of Amazing Chicago: The City of Big Shoulders, Murder and Mayhem, written by David Anthony Witter. The book uncovers the fascinating and often strange but true stories of Chicago’s architectural splendor, creativity

In his new book, author David Witter explores well-known landmarks like the Chicago Theater and the Union Stockyards Gate, learning the stories behind them . . . plus lesser-known places like the Schoenhofen Brewery Complex, a Confederate graveyard, and the

Author David Anthony Witter joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about his new book: Amazing Chicago, sharing fascinating stories that are even stranger than fiction. Architectural marvels, landmarks, heroes, villains, and even ghosts are chronicled alongside beautiful photos to

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

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