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Chicago by Charles River Editors
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Jan 05, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, non-fiction, kindle, chicago-history

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 Prez got a shout-out. the only really pertinent thing i learned is that Chicago was the first big city that wasn't founded by Europeans.

something about this kindle edition: it's supposed to be "enhanced" with video. that didn't work on my kindle or my kindle fire or my computer. i have no idea who those enhancements were meant for.


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