Chicago: A Brief History
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brief, rudimentary, and uneven. a book this short shouldn't actually mention the name of the poor Cubs fan who tried to catch a foul ball in 2003? the only university it talks about (other than an offhand mention of Northwestern in the section about the El) was the University of Chicago. there are any number of universities here in the city that merit a mention, at least. huge chunks of history were just omitted (which is why i object to the sports being handled in such detail.) at least the Pre...more
Being that I live in the Chicago area, I was interested in seeing what this book contained, since it was offered as a freebie for awhile I thought why not. This book jumped around a lot in time, going back in forth during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. I listened to this book on my Kindle and was able to get through it in less than an hour. It is very brief. If you know little or nothing, it might be of some interest. I even found a couple things of interest mentioned in the book, but did n...more