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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History

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The lives of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary--if misunderstood--thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes, jerks, and evil doers from history all get their due in the short essays featured in these enlightening, informative books. Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Chicago History features15 short biographies of nefarious characters. ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Globe Pequot (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jerks are always entertaining to read about, and Chicago has had its fair share over the centuries. Starting with jerks in the founding days of the city, the book offers short profiles of twenty-five bad guys in Chicago’s history. Some, such as the child-killers Leopold and Loeb, are definitely darker than others; however, the reader comes away with a good idea of the hoods, cranks, killers, gangsters, and just plain ornery people who have called Chicago home.


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Jerks are always entertaining to read about, and Chicago has had its fair share over the centuries. Starting with jerks in the founding days of the city, the book offers short profiles of twenty-five bad guys in Chicago’s history. Some, such as the child-killers Leopold and Loeb, are definitely darker than others; however, the reader comes away with a good idea of the hoods, cranks, killers, gangsters, and just plain ornery people who have called Chicago home.
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