Chicago's Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities

Author: Laura Enright

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

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Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 409

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Chicago's Most Wanted™

The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities

Author: Laura L. Enright

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

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Category: Reference

Page: 300

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Established less than 200 years ago, Chicago has seen a lot of living in that short span of time. Burned to the ground early on, it’s been frozen and just recently flooded. Tucked away in the Midwest, it still rivals both coasts with its food, entertainment, and cultural venues. Chicago’s Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities takes you on a tour of that toddlin’ town with dozens of top-ten lists containing memorable minutiae and delightful details. Laura L. Enright will blow you away with this collection of amusing and amazing facts about the Windy City. One would be hard-pressed to decide what Chicago is most famous for. Is it disasters, such as the Great Chicago Fire? Or perhaps gangsters are its calling card, with Al Capone at the head? Maybe it’s the politics, with “Hizzoner, da Mayor” and stories of votes coming from the dead. Or do sports come to mind first, like the Cubs’ dismal failures—some say due to a decades-old curse—and the glory days of da Bulls and da Bears? Whatever it is that makes Chicago, it’s in Chicago’s Most Wanted™. The famous and the infamous, festivals and food, blues and jazz, and so much more are all included in this collection of fascinating and often humorous trivia tidbits. Frank Sinatra rhapsodized that Chicago “won’t let you down,” and neither will Laura L. Enright’s Chicago’s Most Wanted™!

Washington, DC's Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Tourist Treasures, Powerful Politicians, and Capital Wonders

Author: Brigette Polmar

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

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Category: Historic sites

Page: 309

View: 555

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Ireland's Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Celtic Pride, Fantastic Folklore, and Oddities of the Emerald Isle

Author: Brian Thomsen

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

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Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 277

View: 195

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Mexico's Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Chicano Culture, Latin Lovers, and Hispanic Pride

Author: Boze Hadleigh

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

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Category: History

Page: 308

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Hispanics are now the largest minority in the United States. Of the more than forty million Hispanics, some two-thirds are Mexican or Mexican-American. Almost half of all babies in the nation are born of Hispanic parents, and "Garcia" is quickly becoming the most common surname in America. So there's no better time to feast on the interesting and entertaining trivia provided in "Mexico's Most Wanted(TM)!" Author Boze Hadleigh, grandson of a Mexican general and diplomat, covers Mexico's culture and history in all its wonder. He discusses the fabulous food and drink native to Mexico; details its star actors, actresses, directors, singers, and athletes; highlights the history, ruins, and vacation spots that make Mexico a premier destination for travelers; and so much more. Mexico's diversity and cultural and historical achievements are barely known to most Americans or even to many Mexican-Americans. Mexico has a long, rich, and fascinating heritage to be proud of, celebrated, learned about, and visited. "Mexico's Most Wanted(TM)" is a great way to learn more about our southern neighbor and a great primer for those about to explore it.

Christmas's Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Kris Kringles, Merry Jingles, and Holiday Cheer

Author: Cuddihy Kevin Metcalfe Phillip

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

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Category: Christmas

Page: 289

View: 297

Highlights the celebration of Christmas in music, television, and song.

Jane Addams and the Men of the Chicago School, 1892-1918

Author: Mary Jo Deegan

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Page: 352

View: 636

Jane Addams is well known for her leadership in urban reform, social settlements, pacifism, social work, and women's suffrage.The men of the Chicago School are well known for their leadership in founding sociology and the study of urban life.What has remained hidden however, is that Jane Addams played a pivotal role in the development of sociology and worked closely with the male faculty at the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. By using extensive archival material, Mary Jo Deegan is the first to document Addams's sociological significance and the existence of a sexual division of labor during the founding years of the discipline. As the leader of the women's network, Addams was able to bridge these two spheres of work and knowledge.Through an analysis of the changing relations between the male and female networks, Deegan shows that the Chicago men varied widely in their understanding and acceptance of her sociological though and action.Despite this variation, it was through her work with the men of the Chicago School that Addams left a legacy for sociology as a way of thinking, an area of study, and a methodological approach to data collecting. This previously unexamined heritage of American sociology will be of value to anyone interested in the history of the social sciences, especially sociology and social work, the development of American social thought, the role of professional women, the Progressive Era, and the intellectual contributions of Jane Addams.

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 150

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Tragedy and Citizenship

Conflict, Reconciliation, and Democracy from Haemon to Hegel

Author: Derek W. M. Barker

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

View: 387

A study of attitudes towards tragedy in both democratic and nondemocractic political theory.

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 330

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Billboard

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Page: 80

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Amtrak in the Heartland

Author: Craig Sanders

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Category: Transportation

Page: 344

View: 264

"Craig Sanders has done an excellent job of research... his treatment is as comprehensive as anyone could reasonably wish for, and solidly based. In addition, he succeeds in making it all clear as well as any human can. He also manages to inject enough humor and human interest to keep the reader moving." —Herbert H. Harwood, author of The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story and Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers A complete history of Amtrak operations in the heartland, this volume describes conditions that led to the passage of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970–71, and the major factors that have influenced Amtrak operations since its inception. More than 140 photographs and 3 maps bring to life the story as told by Sanders. This book will become indispensable to train enthusiasts through its examination of Americans’ long-standing fascination with passenger trains. When it began in 1971, many expected Amtrak to last about three years before going out of existence for lack of business, but the public’s continuing support of funding for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger train to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.