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Title:
Chicago and the American century : the 100 most significant Chicagoans of the twentieth century
Author:
Ciccone, F. Richard.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Contemporary Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
vii, 456 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780809226757
Format :
Book

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Central Library F548.25 .C56 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Some Big Names have made the City of Big Shoulders their home -- Michael Jordan, Muddy Waters, Richard J. Daley, and Jane Addams, to name a few. These native and adopted Chicagoans have made their marks on Chicago and the world. This fascinating volume takes a look back at these history makers in fields such as crime, sports, politics, law, and literature, among others. Each chapter ranks the top ten personalities in each subject in order of importance and influence in history. A perfect gift for the historian as well as the Chicago enthusiast.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Part I Politics' Top Tenp. 1
Part II Sports' Top Tenp. 47
Part III Crime's Top Tenp. 85
Part IV Business's Top Tenp. 137
Part V Media's Top Tenp. 183
Part VI Law's Top Tenp. 227
Part VII Performing Arts' Top Tenp. 269
Part VIII Literature's Top Tenp. 313
Part IX Architecture's Top Tenp. 359
Part X Potpourrip. 401
Bibliographyp. 443
Indexp. 451

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