Third Coast When Chicago Built the American Dream

ISBN-10: 0143125095
ISBN-13: 9780143125099
Edition: N/A
Authors: Thomas Dyja
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/25/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

A critically acclaimed history of Chicago at mid-century, featuring many of the incredible personalities that shaped American culture Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to-coast journey included a stop in Chicago, and this flow of people and commodities made it the crucible for American culture and innovation. In luminous prose, Chicago native Thomas Dyja re-creates the story of the city in its postwar prime and explains its profound impact on modern America--from Chess Records to Playboy , McDonald's to the University of Chicago. Populated with an incredible cast of characters, including Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Sun Ra, Simone de Beauvoir, Nelson Algren, Gwendolyn Brooks, Studs Turkel, and Mayor Richard J. Daley, The Third Coast recalls the prominence of the Windy City in all its grandeur.

Thomas Dyja is a partner at the book packager and publishing firm Balliatt & Fitzgerald. Dyja lives in New York City.

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