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9780070010123 â€œOnce youâ€™ve become a part of this particular patch, youâ€™ll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.â€ Ernest Hemingway once said of Nelson Algrenâ€™s writing that â€œyou should not read it if you cannot take a punch.â€ The prose poem, Chicago: City on the Make, filled with language that swings and jabs and stuns, lives up to those words. In this sixtieth anniversary edition, Algren presents 120 years of Chicago history through the lens of its â€œnobodies nobody knowsâ€: the tramps, hustlers, aging bar fighters, freed death-row inmates, and anonymous working stiffs who prowl its streets. Upon its original publication in 1951, Algrenâ€™s Chicago: City on the Make was scorned by the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and local journalists for its gritty portrayal of the city and its people, one that boldly defied City Hallâ€™s business and tourism initiatives. Yet the book captures the essential dilemma of Chicago: the dynamic tension between the cityâ€™s breathtaking beauty and its utter brutality, its boundless human energy and its stifling greed and violence. The sixtieth anniversary edition features historic Chicago photos and annotations on everything from defunct slang to Chicagoans, famous and obscure, to what the Black Sox scandal was and why it mattered. More accessible than ever, this is, as Studs Terkel says, â€œthe best book about Chicago.â€
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9780713454109 1987 Publication (probable First). Book is as new with price clipped from lower front corner of DJ. It appears not have been read. Ships next day from the US....