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The Chicago Mayor, Big Bill Thompson, and his conspirator, Fred Lundin, had a great plan for the city.
Both books are well research and present vivid characters set against he colorful background of the historical events through which the operated.
This was a terrific read and I really enjoyed this book which was very well written, exciting, and well researched.
I took the “12 days” part literally, so I was a bit confused when I saw that Part One covers from January 1 to July 21. Read morePublished 3 days ago by bookfanatic1979
This historical account of 12 days in Chicago's life was well documented and extremely interesting. The writing was engaging and the events protrayed were enlightening. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Carol Baness
If you want evidence that things haven’t changed all that much in the great state of Illinois, read City of Scoundrels by Gary Krist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jane Easterly
Found it quite interesting, however my family link to Chicago goes back to the late 1800's. Glad I didn't listen to the critical reviews. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Butte
I really enjoyed learning this history of Chicago. I had heard some of the legends before,but it is nice to obtain the facts.Published 2 months ago by Carol C.
This book starts out with a bang and ties together many disparate circumstances. You think the whole book is going to be one fine insight after another. Read morePublished 2 months ago by speechie3
A little disappointed with how it ends. It was a bit too focused on a group of individuals and did not really reveal how much change brought about (in political, legal, social and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hnin Nwe Win
A great read of an era of Chicago which helps my understanding of the transition from the Victorian era to the period of modern society.Published 4 months ago by Robert Kreger
Enjoyed reading this detailed history of the year 1919 in Chicago. Great insight into the beginning of the Chicago political machine.Published 4 months ago by Sandra Hanrahan