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Downtown Chicago in Transition Hardcover – September 26, 2007

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The book is co-authored by Chicago historians Eric Bronsky and Neal Samors. Eric, a transit enthusiast and freelance writer, worked as an architectural modelbuilder and historian for the City of Chicago under several mayors. Neal has authored or co-authored seven books about Chicago's neighborhoods and eras. His recent book "Chicago in the Sixties: Remembering a Time of Change," won the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Award in the History Books category. Both authors are lifelong residents of Chicago.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago's Books Press, an imprint of Chicago's Neighborhoods, Inc.; 2nd edition (September 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979789206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979789205
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,700,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Have not finish the book------But it all that I thpught it would be.
Being 71 and living in South Shore I spent many a day down there. Went to school, shopping, playing and dated in the area. Ihe book brings great feelings back to me.

I also buy anything that I can find on chicago and putting it on cds. so my children and grand-children know the past the now and the future.

Anyone that has lived in or aroud Chicago it is a MUST.
It is sad to see the changes but that is life---like or not.

Mary-Ann (Fitzgibbom) Nicks.
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This book is great! Great pictures and good narratives about the city. We spent several hours showing this book to my 95 year old mother in law who grew up and worked in Chicago. The book delighted her as she viewed the pictures! The book was a great vehicle to take her back in time. I highly recommend it!
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The book has many fine pictures showing the change from the 40's and 50's. There are a lot of pictures of the Chicago Transit Authority and how the buses and streetcars have changed. My brother-in-law saw the book, and liked it so much, that I gave it to him.
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If you have been born and raised in Chicago and remember going downtown as a kid, you will absolutely love this book. In fact, you will find yourself wanting to own this book for your library. Great pictures!!!
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The book arrived prior to the anticipated date in very good condition. The book appeared new without any usage. As a born and bred Chicagoan the nostalgia of the pictures brought back fond memories of riding the L from 63rd and Halsted to Irving Park Road to attend St. Benedict High School on Leavit. I was ecstatic reading the individual reflections. My grandfather Anton Fritsch was the head of the Interior and Exterior Window Display from the early 40s until he retired in 1957 at Marshall Field's. He was one of those artists that came to the U.S. and Chicago. Maria von Poven and the Osbornes were all his colleagues. Uncle Mistletoe and Aunt Holly were favorites every year at "Tony's" house. It was fun listening to everyone write about their experiences at Field's. No one mentioned the bargain basement at Field's which had the best Frosted Malts in the city. The old and new street cars and buses brought back good thoughts when it only cost a few cents to get anywhere you wanted in the city. The architecture makes me proud to be from the windy city. The section on the rennaisance of buildings and Mayor Daly's vision of downtown were new to me and greatly appreciated. Anyone who wants to know Chicago, this is a great book to begin. Thanks
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