The third coast : when Chicago built the American dream /

Much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory. And even...

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Main Author: Dyja, Tom, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Pre-1945. The brick is another teacher ; We were part of them ; Washed up on a favorable shore ; The ideal world of Mr. Hutchins
  • pt. 2. 1945-1949. The chaos of our conceptions ; Believers in the city ; A discovered beauty ; Until my change comes ; A local youth in love ; Let me do one by myself ; A fresh time ; The balance of power ; This program came to you from Chicago ; A city of slightbrows
  • pt. 3. 1950-1954. Stand up and be counted ; Living separate lives ; Nobody knows my name ; The lonely crowd ; Convention summer ; Playwrights and playboys ; Chicagsky temp
  • pt. 4. 1955. A family man for a family city ; The blues have a baby ; American hungers ; Theater without heroes ; What kind of world do we live in? ; We like it this way
  • pt. 5. 1956-1960. Chicago dynamic ; Beta people for a beta world ; Gaining a moon and losing ourselves ; Will somebody please listen to me today! ; The realm of the unreal ; Epilogue : In Chicago for my forever.