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It came up in a history search and did in fact have some history but it is mostly the author's leftist musings. All corporations are greedy, all poor people are oppressed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michael
I'm a Chicagoan, now living in Cali, but I love stories of my hometown, especially when they're heartfelt, like the ones in this compilation. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Micole D.
Thanks to the seller for extremely quick shipping and an amazing product. This book does a terrific job of encapsulating the essence of Chicago. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by nick
On time, packaged well and received just in time for Christmas! Great read about the city, too, for locals and strangers alike.Published on December 23, 2012 by IHB
I have been given this book to read as an incoming freshman at Northwestern University in the Evanston suburb of Chicago, and Never a City So Real provided me with my first... Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Sydney G.
Mr. Kotlowitz helps readers develop a positive image of the city. His eloquent style makes reading this book a very enjoyable experience, by connecting the reader to the life... Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Bert
I thought this book was written by a cab driver who never really got out of the car to really discover the rich ethnography in Chicago. It's a drive by edition. Read morePublished on June 5, 2011 by Theresa
The author has captured what is, to me, a very accurate description of the people, modern history and neighborhoods of Chicago. Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by austin
Like Alex Kotlowitz, I too am an "accidental Chicagoan." As such, I very much enjoyed this book and would have enjoyed more, were it a bit longer. Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by BreitBring