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Forever Open, Clear, and Free: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront

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Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn't come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them "forever open, clear, and free."

Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille's book tells how Chicago's lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks.

"A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago's story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille's book."—Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum

"Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment."— Library Journal

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Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn t come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them forever open, clear, and free. Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille s book tells how Chicago s lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks. A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago s story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille s book. --Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment. -- Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780226898728

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Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didn t come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them forever open, clear, and free. Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Wille s book tells how Chicago s lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks. A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicago s story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Wille s book. --Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural Forum Not only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment. -- Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780226898728

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Book Description 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. 154mm x 19mm x 230mm. Paperback. Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch na.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 214 pages. 0.399. Bookseller Inventory # 9780226898728

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Book Description University of Chicago Press, 1991. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: List of Illustrations Foreword to the Second Edition by Gerald D. Suttles Foreword by Dale O'Brien Prologue 1. The Beginnings 2. "It Would Only Be Necessary to Make a Canal" 3. The Land They Labeled "Free" 4. The Railroad-on-the-Lake 5. A City Circled by Parks 6. The Rise and Fall of White City 7. ". . . When You Deal with Montgomery Ward" 8. Daniel Burnham Makes a Plan 9. The Age of Cement and Convenience 10. "You Can Have Too Much Green Grass" 11. The Future Bibliography Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0226898725

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Book Description University of Chicago Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 214 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Of the thirty miles of Lake Michigan shoreline within the city limits of Chicago, twenty-four miles is public park land. The crown jewels of its park system, the lakefront parks bewitch natives and visitors alike with their brisk winds, shady trees, sandy beaches, and rolling waves. Like most good things, the protection of the lakefront parks didnt come easy, and this book chronicles the hard-fought and never-ending battles Chicago citizens have waged to keep them forever open, clear, and free. Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, Willes book tells how Chicagos lakefront has survived a century of development. The story serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and parks. A thoroughly fascinating and well-documented narrative which draws the reader into the sights, smells and sounds of Chicagos story. . . . Everyone who cares about the development of land and its conservation will benefit from reading Miss Willes book. Daniel J. Shannon, Architectural ForumNot only good reading, it is also a splendid example of how to equip concerned citizens for their necessary participation in the politics of planning and a more livable environment. Library Journal This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780226898728

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