"In this startling, strong, poignant book, the Dan Ryan is a metaphor for Chicago, a place where, every hour, thousands upon thousands gather, each in isolation. And, yet also, in the midst of a hard-to-take-in beauty."—Chicago Tribune
About the Author
Jay Wolke is professor and chair of the department of art and design at Columbia College Chicago, and the author of All Around the House: Photographs of American-Jewish Communal Life. Dominic A. Pacyga is a professor at Columbia College Chicago, and the author and editor of numerous books on Chicago's history, including Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago and Chicago, both published by the University of Chicago Press.