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Never a City So Real A Walk in Chicago

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ISBN-10: 1400046211

ISBN-13: 9781400046218

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alex Kotlowitz

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The acclaimed author ofThere Are No Children Heretakes us into the heart of Chicago by introducing us to some of the city’s most interesting, if not always celebrated, people. Chicago is one of America’s most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America’s heart. It’s a place, as one historian has said, of “messy vitalities,” a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. Chicago, like America, is a kind of refuge for outsiders. It’s probably why Alex Kotlowitz found comfort there. He’s drawn to people on the outside who are trying to clean up—or at least make sense of—the mess on the inside. Perspective doesn’t come easy if you’re standing in the center. As withThere Are No Children Here,Never a City So Realis not so much a tour of a place as a chronicle of its soul, its lifeblood. It is a tour of the people of Chicago, who have been the author’s guides into this city’s—and in a broader sense, this country’s—heart.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 7/6/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English