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Chicago's Nelson Algren Paperback – June 5, 2007
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About the Author
After flying fifty-three combat missions in World War II, ART SHAY joined Life magazine as a staff reporter. He went on to become one of America’s leading photojournalists. His pictures regularly appeared in Time, Fortune, the Saturday Evening Post, Forbes, Business Week, Parade and the New York Times Magazine. Shay immortalized some of America’s most compelling 20th century figures, including John F. Kennedy Jr. and Muhammad Ali, along with street scenes of Chicago’s dispossessed. Several of these photographs have been noted as among the most enduring American pictures ever taken. Shay lives in Chicago.
Top Customer Reviews
I first saw this book at a local bookstore and: The pages were stuck together. By "stuck together" I mean about ten or 12 pages weren't even cut. And that was the only copy they had so I ordered it from Amazon...
...and the pages weren't cut. Impossible to read when you can't even open the page. You literally have to grab a pair of scissors and start cutting the pages yourself.
So we have one book in Chicago and the other was shipped from California. That's not just a coincidence.
Excellent photos though. If you're a fan of Algren you'll want it anyway... and if you can get it cheap enough: Why not?
I gave this another star after picking the book up again. There simply is no other book like this. Even in the very bad condition that each copy is published in, its worth your time and scissors.
These photos, and the stories Art tells with them, are priceless.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My book arrived on time and in condition as stated......Nelson Algren was one of a kind......special and humane....a writer in the poor/victims corner for a change.....Published 16 months ago by vr
This is a fantastic book. The winning combination of Art Shay's photography and capturing the Chicago that engendered Algren's great works is a combination not to be beaten.Published on November 10, 2013 by Glenn Grzonka