9780684831381

City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

ISBN 10: 0684831384 / 0-684-83138-4
ISBN 13: 9780684831381
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Thoroughly researched and magnificently written, "City of the Century" captures all the drama of Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to a metropolis that by 1890 rivaled New York City. "Brims with life, with people, surprises, and with stories--and stories within stories--all worth telling".--David McCullough, author of "Truman". of photos.


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"...Mr. Miller studies the success of empire builders like Armour, Swift, Pullman, and Sears. He understands the human costs of their advances..."

Douglas A. Sylva, New York Times Book Review, 05/19/1996

Review:

"...when Chicago looks about as old and wrinkled as any of the cities on the East Coast, it takes a leap of imagination to think of it as young and buoyant and free from the rigidities of an earlier America. But Miller...negotiates that leap with grace, narrative power, and a wealth of convincing detail....He brings to the job a real sensitivity to the way Chicagoans themselves thought about their time and place."

Alan Ehrenhalt, Washington Post Book World, 06/09/1996

 

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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 178 x 111 mm. Brand New Book. The epic of Chicago is the story of the emergence of modern America. Here, witness Chicago s growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world s most explosively alive cities by 1900. Donald Miller s powerful narrative embraces it all: Chicago s wild beginnings, its reckless growth, its natural calamities (especially the Great Fire of 1871), its raucous politics, its empire-building businessmen, its world-transforming architecture, its rich mix of cultures, its community of young writers and journalists, and its staggering engineering projects -- which included the reversal of the Chicago River and raising the entire city from prairie mud to save it from devastating cholera epidemics. The saga of Chicago s unresolved struggle between order and freedom, growth and control, capitalism and community, remains instructive for our time, as we seek ways to build and maintain cities that retain their humanity without losing their energy. City of the Century throbs with the pulse of the great city it brilliantly brings to life. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780684831381

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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 178 x 111 mm. Brand New Book. The epic of Chicago is the story of the emergence of modern America. Here, witness Chicago s growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world s most explosively alive cities by 1900. Donald Miller s powerful narrative embraces it all: Chicago s wild beginnings, its reckless growth, its natural calamities (especially the Great Fire of 1871), its raucous politics, its empire-building businessmen, its world-transforming architecture, its rich mix of cultures, its community of young writers and journalists, and its staggering engineering projects -- which included the reversal of the Chicago River and raising the entire city from prairie mud to save it from devastating cholera epidemics. The saga of Chicago s unresolved struggle between order and freedom, growth and control, capitalism and community, remains instructive for our time, as we seek ways to build and maintain cities that retain their humanity without losing their energy. City of the Century throbs with the pulse of the great city it brilliantly brings to life. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780684831381

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