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Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America

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Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprece­dented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago’s chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the Great Fire and was about to take its place as one of the world’s great cities. Millions would flock to the fair, and many of them were looking ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Northwestern University Press
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Allyson
Jan 11, 2014 Allyson rated it it was amazing
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As a former student of Bill Savage's, I bought this book with very high expectations because the man definitely knows Chicago. I was not disappointed. The main guide itself was published in the 1890s as a guide to City for the Worlds Fair and outlines all manners of vice a traveller can find in the city while at the same time advising them to avoid it. The paradox created is pretty amusing. The illustrations are beautiful, the chapters (written presumably by different authors) often take on ...more
Jenny Kay
Jun 25, 2014 Jenny Kay rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book. It was interesting reading about the things that were happening in the city at that time and their prospective of things. It was like stepping back in time.
Claudine
Jun 19, 2013 Claudine rated it liked it
Interesting in spots, revelatory in others (e.g., the racial comments) and boring in still others. For anyone interested (as I am) in the Columbian Exposition of 1893, though, it is a must read.
John
Aug 29, 2014 John rated it liked it
A fun little reprint of material made for visitors of the 1893 World’s Fair. I enjoyed reading the book as it was printed.
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Great for 1893 language and culture
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