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Wrigley Field: Ballpark Pop-Up Book

Wrigley Field: Ballpark Pop-Up Book

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Located in a bustling Chicago neighborhood, Wrigley Field is one of the oldest ballparks in the Major Leagues. Featuring photographs of key games and notable players, a complete chronology of the ballpark and a colour pop-up, 'Wrigley Field' is a unique celebration of this temple to baseball.
Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance

Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance

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Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance comprehensively explores the contours and content of the Black Chicago Renaissance, a creative movement that emerged from the crucible of rigid segregation in Chicago's "Black Belt" from the 1930s through the 1960s. Heavily influenced by the Harlem Renaissance and the Chicago Renaissance of white writers, its participants were invested in political activism and social change as much as literature, art, and aesthetics. The revolutionary writing of this era produced some of the first great accolades for African American literature and set up much of the important writing that came to fruition in the Black Arts Movement.

The volume covers a vast collection of subjects, including many important writers such as Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lorraine Hansberry as well as cultural products such as black newspapers, music, and theater. The book includes individual entries by experts on each subject; a discography and filmography that highlight important writers, musicians, films, and cultural presentations; and an introduction that relates the Harlem Renaissance, the White Chicago Renaissance, the Black Chicago Renaissance, and the Black Arts Movement.

Contributors are Robert Butler, Robert H. Cataliotti, Maryemma Graham, James C. Hall, James L. Hill, Michael Hill, Lovalerie King, Lawrence Jackson, Angelene Jamison-Hall, Keith Leonard, Lisbeth Lipari, Bill V. Mullen, Patrick Naick, William R. Nash, Charlene Regester, Kimberly Ruffin, Elizabeth Schultz, Joyce Hope Scott, James Smethurst, Kimberly M. Stanley, Kathryn Waddell Takara, Steven C. Tracy, Zoe Trodd, Alan Wald, Jamal Eric Watson, Donyel Hobbs Williams, Stephen Caldwell Wright, and Richard Yarborough.

Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books

Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books

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"Writers on the Air "brings to print for the first time Donna Seaman's vibrant author interviews from her Chicago-based radio program, Open Books. In these conversations, authors discuss their inspirations, their favorite books, their working and research habits. Seaman also connects the author's books with other writing, creating "constellations" of related books and ideas to introduce readers to wonderful writing they might not discover on their own.

Seaman created her radio show Open Books in 1994, and has been co-producer and host ever since, conducting interviews with dozens of fiction writers, poets, essayists, memoirists, and nature writers.

Writers on the Air includes interviews with Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Lynda Barry, Madison Smartt Bell, Dennis Bock, T. C. Boyle, Peter Carey, Sandra Cisneros, Wade Davis, Chitra Divakaruni, Stuart Dybek, Julia Glass, Lee Gutkind, Aleksandar Hemon, Edward Hirsch, Edward P. Jones, Ward Just, Jamaica Kincaid, Alex Kotlowitz, Chang-rae Lee, Alan Lightman, Phillip Lopate, Barry Lopez, Alice McDermott, Anchee Min, Sy Montgomery, Kate Moses, Joyce Carol Oates, Alex Shakar, Paul West, Colson Whitehead, and Terry Tempest Williams.

You Can Make Him Like You

You Can Make Him Like You

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Ben Tanzer's third novel is an adventure in being a grown up, in facing relationships and jobs, friendships and parenthood. A true exploration of what it means to live in our world, saturated with pop culture in the midst of real life struggles.
You Can't Taste A Pickle With Your Ear

You Can't Taste A Pickle With Your Ear

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Explores how each of the five senses is hard at work all day long providing information, warning of danger, and helping us enjoy the world around us.
Zagat 2006/07 Chicago Restaurants

Zagat 2006/07 Chicago Restaurants

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Chicago Restaurants covers over 1,150 restaurants in and around Chicago, plus Milwaukee. This handy guide contains Zagat Survey's trusted ratings and reviews for area restaurants based on the opinions of diners like you. The trademark reviews and corresponding ratings for Food, D?cor, Service and Cost are organized alphabetically in a user-friendly format. Use the indexes arranged by cuisine, neighborhood and special features like In Places, Winning Wine Lists, or Romantic Places to find the perfect restaurant for any occasion.
Zagat 2014 Chicago Restaurants

Zagat 2014 Chicago Restaurants

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From the Loop to Lakeview, Hyde Park to Wicker Park, Chinatown to Greektown, as well as Milwaukee, this all-new guide takes you on an insider's tour of the Windy City and its surroundings. You'll find trusted ratings and reviews for over 1,000 restaurants, based on the opinions of keen local diners. In addition, we've also added over 40 handy indexes to guide you to the perfect place for any occasion.
Zagat Chicago 2006/07

Zagat Chicago 2006/07

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Chicago Restaurants covers over 1,150 restaurants in and around Chicago, plus Milwaukee. This handy guide contains Zagat Survey's trusted ratings and reviews for area restaurants based on the opinions of diners like you. The trademark reviews and corresponding ratings for Food, D?cor, Service and Cost are organized alphabetically in a user-friendly format. Use the indexes arranged by cuisine, neighborhood and special features like In Places, Winning Wine Lists, or Romantic Places to find the perfect restaurant for any occasion.
Zagat Chicago Dining Deals

Zagat Chicago Dining Deals

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Introducing Chicago Dining Deals! Based on the opinions of avid restaurant-goers, this brand-new guide is packed with over 150 of the best dining deals throughout the Windy City. From hot dogs to haute cuisine, you'll find great values to help you eat well and spend wisely.
Zagat Chicago Restaurants

Zagat Chicago Restaurants

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Chicago Restaurants covers more than 1,100 restaurants in and around Chicago, plus Milwaukee. This handy guide contains Zagat Survey's trusted ratings and reviews for area restaurants based on the opinions of average diners.
Zagat Chicago Restaurants 2005/06

Zagat Chicago Restaurants 2005/06

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Based on the opinions of thousands of everyday restaurant-goers, this guide reveals what Chicagoans really think about their restaurants.
Zagat Chicago Restaurants 2007/08

Zagat Chicago Restaurants 2007/08

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Chicago Restaurants covers over 1,000 restaurants in and around Chicago, plus Milwaukee.
Zagat Chicago Restaurants 2009 20010

Zagat Chicago Restaurants 2009 20010

$14.95
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From the Loop to Lakeview, Hyde Park to Wicker Park, Chinatown to Greektown, this all-new guide takes you on an insider's tour of the Windy City and its surroundings. You'll find trusted ratings and reviews for over 1,000 restaurants, based on the opinions of avid local diners. Plus 41 handy indexes to guide you to the perfect place for every occasion. Also includes Milwaukee.
Zagat Restaurant Guides: 2011-12 Chicago

Zagat Restaurant Guides: 2011-12 Chicago

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From the Loop to Lakeview, Hyde Park to Wicker Park, Chinatown to Greektown, as well as Milwaukee, this all-new guide takes you on an insider's tour of the Windy City and its surroundings. You'll find trusted ratings and reviews for over 1,000 restaurants, based on the opinions of keen local diners. In addition, we've also added 41 handy indexes to guide you to the perfect place for any occasion.
Zagat Survey Chicago Restaurants

Zagat Survey Chicago Restaurants

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This survey covers restaurants in Chicago, locating them by neighbourhood, providing maps and addresses, offering written commentary and scoring each establishment on its food, decor and service as well as stating average prices.
Zagat Survey, Chicago Restaurants 2004/05

Zagat Survey, Chicago Restaurants 2004/05

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This survey covers restaurants in Chicago, locating them by neighbourhood, providing maps and addresses, offering written commentary and scoring each establishment on its food, decor and service as well as stating average prices.
Zombie Illinois

Zombie Illinois

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The sequel to the bestselling Zombie, Ohio, this explosive supernatural thriller from Scott Kenemore tells the story of three Chicagoans who have been thrown together by a bizarre, interconnected series of events during the first twenty-four hours of a zombie outbreak in the Midwest's largest city. A partnership is crafted between a pastor from Chicago's rough South Side, an intrepid newspaper reporter, and a young female musician, all of whom are fighting for survival as they struggle to protect themselves and their communities in a city overrun with the walking dead. Between the barricaded neighborhoods and violent zombie hunters, the trio encounters many mysterious occurrences that leave them shaken and disturbed. When the mayor of Chicago is eaten by zombies on live television, and a group of shady aldermen attempt to seize power in the vacuum, these unlikely friends realize that they have stumbled upon a conspiracy to overthrow the city . . . and that they alone may be qualified to combine their talents to stop it.

Zombie, Illinois will delight devoted zombie fans and put readers in mind of some of the best recent works of supernatural horror. You will be left shocked, horrified, and craving brains! This novel will grab you from the first page and not let go until the riveting finale.