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Chicago by the Book - 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image (Hardcover): Caxton Club Chicago by the Book - 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image (Hardcover)
Caxton Club; Introduction by Harris
R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Despite its rough-and-tumble image, Chicago has long been identified as a city where books take center stage. In fact, a volume by A. J. Liebling gave the Second City its nickname. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle arose from the midwestern capital's most infamous industry. The great Chicago Fire led to the founding of the Chicago Public Library. The city has fostered writers such as Nelson Algren, Saul Bellow, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Chicago's literary magazines The Little Review and Poetry introduced the world to Eliot, Hemingway, Joyce, and Pound. The city's robust commercial printing industry supported a flourishing culture of the book. With this beautifully produced collection, Chicago's rich literary tradition finally gets its due. Chicago by the Book profiles 101 landmark publications about Chicago from the past 170 years that have helped define the city and its image. Each title-carefully selected by the Caxton Club, a venerable Chicago bibliophilic organization-is the focus of an illustrated essay by a leading scholar, writer, or bibliophile. Arranged chronologically to show the history of both the city and its books, the essays can be read in order from Mrs. John H. Kinzie's 1844 Narrative of the Massacre of Chicago to Sara Paretsky's 2015 crime novel Brush Back. Or one can dip in and out, savoring reflections on the arts, sports, crime, race relations, urban planning, politics, and even Mrs. O'Leary's legendary cow. The selections do not shy from the underside of the city, recognizing that its grit and graft have as much a place in the written imagination as soaring odes and boosterism. As Neil Harris observes in his introduction, "Even when Chicagoans celebrate their hearth and home, they do so while acknowledging deep-seated flaws." At the same time, this collection heartily reminds us all of what makes Chicago, as Norman Mailer called it, the "great American city." With essays from, among others, Ira Berkow, Thomas Dyja, Ann Durkin Keating, Alex Kotlowitz, Toni Preckwinkle, Frank Rich, Don Share, Carl Smith, Regina Taylor, Garry Wills, and William Julius Wilson; and featuring works by Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Clarence Darrow, Erik Larson, David Mamet, Studs Terkel, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many more.

The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Hardcover): John Vance Cheney The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Hardcover)
John Vance Cheney; Created by Caxton Club
R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Paperback): John Vance Cheney The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Paperback)
John Vance Cheney; Created by Caxton Club
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Officers, Committees, Constitution and By-Laws, Annual Reports, List of Members (Paperback): Caxton Club Officers, Committees, Constitution and By-Laws, Annual Reports, List of Members (Paperback)
Caxton Club
R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lucasta - Poems Addressed or Relating to Lucasta. Miscellaneous Poems. Commendatory Verses, Prefixed to Various Publications... Lucasta - Poems Addressed or Relating to Lucasta. Miscellaneous Poems. Commendatory Verses, Prefixed to Various Publications Between 1652 and 1657 (Paperback)
Richard Lovelace, Caxton Club
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Essay on Colophons - With Specimens and Translations (Paperback): Alfred William Pollard, Richard Garnett An Essay on Colophons - With Specimens and Translations (Paperback)
Alfred William Pollard, Richard Garnett; Created by Caxton Club
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Journal of a Voyage to North America; Volume 1 (Paperback): Pierre Francois Xavier De Charlevoix Journal of a Voyage to North America; Volume 1 (Paperback)
Pierre Francois Xavier De Charlevoix; Created by Caxton Club; Louise Phelps Kellogg
R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Catalogue of an Exhibit of Books Interesting Through Their Associations, February, 1896 (Hardcover): Caxton Club, Publisher... Catalogue of an Exhibit of Books Interesting Through Their Associations, February, 1896 (Hardcover)
Caxton Club, Publisher Caxton Club, Printer R R Donnelley and Sons Company
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Chronological List of the More Important Issues of Edward Fitzgerald's Version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and of... A Chronological List of the More Important Issues of Edward Fitzgerald's Version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and of Other Books, Written, Translated, Edited or Owned by Him; (Hardcover)
Caxton Club
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Hardcover): John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney, Caxton Club The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Hardcover)
John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney, Caxton Club
R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lucasta; Poems with an Introductory Note by William Lyon Phelps (Hardcover): Richard 1618-1658 Lovelace Lucasta; Poems with an Introductory Note by William Lyon Phelps (Hardcover)
Richard 1618-1658 Lovelace; Created by Caxton Club; William Lyon 1865-1943 Phelps
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Paperback): John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Paperback)
John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney; Created by Caxton Club
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Hardcover): John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Hardcover)
John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney; Created by Caxton Club
R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Chronological List of the More Important Issues of Edward Fitzgerald's Version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and of... A Chronological List of the More Important Issues of Edward Fitzgerald's Version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and of Other Books, Written, Translated, Edited or Owned by Him; (Paperback)
Caxton Club
R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wakefield's History of the Black Hawk War; A Reprint of the 1st Edition (Hardcover): John Allen 1797-1873 Wakefield Wakefield's History of the Black Hawk War; A Reprint of the 1st Edition (Hardcover)
John Allen 1797-1873 Wakefield; Created by R R Donnelley and Sons Company (1908), Caxton Club
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Paperback): John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney, Caxton Club The Caxton Club Scrap-Book; Early English Verses, 1250-1650 (Paperback)
John Vance 1848-1922 Cheney, Caxton Club
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wakefield's History of the Black Hawk War; A Reprint of the 1st Edition (Paperback): John Allen 1797-1873 Wakefield Wakefield's History of the Black Hawk War; A Reprint of the 1st Edition (Paperback)
John Allen 1797-1873 Wakefield; Created by R R Donnelley and Sons Company (1908), Caxton Club
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lucasta; Poems with an Introductory Note by William Lyon Phelps (Paperback): Richard 1618-1658 Lovelace Lucasta; Poems with an Introductory Note by William Lyon Phelps (Paperback)
Richard 1618-1658 Lovelace; Created by Caxton Club; William Lyon 1865-1943 Phelps
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Joutel's Journal of La Salle's Last Voyage; (Paperback): Henri 1640?-1735 Joutel, Melville Best 1851-1933 Anderson,... Joutel's Journal of La Salle's Last Voyage; (Paperback)
Henri 1640?-1735 Joutel, Melville Best 1851-1933 Anderson, Chicago Pub Caxton Club
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Catalogue of an Exhibit of Books Interesting Through Their Associations, February, 1896 (Paperback): Caxton Club, Publisher... Catalogue of an Exhibit of Books Interesting Through Their Associations, February, 1896 (Paperback)
Caxton Club, Publisher Caxton Club, Printer R R Donnelley and Sons Company
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Catalogue of an Exhibit of Books Interesting Through Their Associations, February, 1896 (Hardcover): Caxton Club Catalogue of an Exhibit of Books Interesting Through Their Associations, February, 1896 (Hardcover)
Caxton Club
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Chronological List of the More Important Issues of Edward Fitzgerald's Version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - And of... A Chronological List of the More Important Issues of Edward Fitzgerald's Version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - And of Other Books, Written, Translated, Edited or Owned by Him (Hardcover)
Caxton Club
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Nineteenth Century Bookbindings (Hardcover): Caxton Club Catalogue of an Exhibition of Nineteenth Century Bookbindings (Hardcover)
Caxton Club
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Officers, Committees, Constitution and By-Laws, Annual Reports, List of Members (Hardcover): Caxton Club Officers, Committees, Constitution and By-Laws, Annual Reports, List of Members (Hardcover)
Caxton Club
R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Of Much Love and Some Knowledge of Books (Hardcover): Henry Eduard Legler Of Much Love and Some Knowledge of Books (Hardcover)
Henry Eduard Legler; Created by Caxton Club
R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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