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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.
This book presents an interesting slice of Chicago history. Working in Chicago as an attorney, I knew we had a corrupt history, but not as corrupt as Krist details. Read morePublished 7 days ago by ADE/29
Krist writes in the style of Erick Lawson. He tells the history but grabs your attention with the personal aspect of a storyteller.Published 8 days ago by fionaII
As a native of,this great city, I enjoyed the history and the geography of the book. It was a good non-fiction read in the enjoyable style of a fiction book. Read morePublished 11 days ago by ksali
I would recommend this book to a history buff or someone who lives or ever lived in Chicago. I enjoy ed it even though it became too statistical after a while I particularly... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Vaun Healey
This is a period history that reads like a novel. Chicago in 1919 was a city dealing with racial tension, government corruption, burgeoning criminal activity related to... Read morePublished 17 days ago by L. R. Burleson
Since others have reviewed this book in detail, I'll keep mine brief. I absolutely loved this book! Fascinating and entertaining subject matter. Read morePublished 20 days ago by LKB
Several narratives braided into one story recount Chicago's history shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward E. Goode
I really enjoyed this book. I think it was written very well it reads like a fiction book but it is a nonfiction book.Published 2 months ago by Rebecca Hance
I found it fascinating--partly because the murdered child would have been my aunt, had she lived. I had never been told much about this tragic event. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bonnie A. Mansfield