Chicago Portraits

Chicago Portraits

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The famous, the infamous, and the unjustly forgottena€”all receive their due in this biographical dictionary of the people who have made Chicago one of the worlda€™s great cities. Here are the life storiesa€”provided in short, entertaining capsulesa€”of Chicagoa€™s cultural giants as well as the industrialists, architects, and politicians who literally gave shape to the city. Jane Addams, Al Capone, Willie Dixon, Harriet Monroe, Louis Sullivan, Bill Veeck, Harold Washington, and new additions Saul Bellow, Harry Caray, Del Close, Ann Landers, Walter Payton, Koko Taylor, and Studs Terkela€”Chicago Portraits tells you why their names are inseparable from the city they called home.He played as tight end and was selected to the first College Football All-America team in 1889. ... Concerned critics of the game recommended rule changes. ... He was the first to award varsity letters to deserving athletes and the first to use numbers on football player jerseys for the convenience of both spectators and the anbsp;...

Title:Chicago Portraits
Author:June Skinner Sawyers, Rick Kogan
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 2012-03-31


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