- Series: Images of America
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (February 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 073858391X
- ISBN-13: 978-0738583914
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,569,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chicago's Historic Irish Pubs (Images of America Series) Paperback – February 28, 2011
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Mike Danahey is a reporter for the Sun-Times Media Group based in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. His work has appeared in the Irish American News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Elgin Courier-News. Allison Hantschel is the author of It Doesn’t End With Us: The Story of the Daily Cardinal, and editor of Special Plans: The Blogs on Douglas Feith and the Faulty Intelligence that Led to War. Their years in newspapers have given them ample appreciation for a bartender who can pour a good pint.
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I opened this thin little book, hoping to see a lot of pictures of old time saloons. There are indeed a few photos of some old saloons, but the majority of the book is just filler material, consisting of old family photos, bar patrons and modern snapshots of people and places, which seem pointless and irrelevant to the subject.
The history of Irish pubs in Chicago deserves a much greater effort than the authors gave to this. The whole project seems to have been thrown together by assigned committees, which gives it the Hodge-podgy feel of a high school yearbook.
Considering that there are tons of archival images available on the internet - including postcards, matchbooks, business cards, menus and photos - anyone with even a little motivation could easily compile a much more worthy treatment of such an historically significant institution as the Irish pubs and saloons of Chicago.