Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1969. First edition. Perfect Bound. Small quarto, pp. ix, 510, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good in Wraps. Item #21668
This is the story of Chicago and how it grew. In a little over a century, it rose from a mere frontier outpost to become one of the great cities of the world. No single book can possibly encompass the immense scope of this development or convey the endless diversity of the life of Chicago's people. But with the help of the camera, it is possible to capture many dimensions of this extraordinary story. This volume contains over 1,000 pictures and 50 maps, which helps to illustrate how the city expanded and why it looks the way it does. An incredible book, and handsomely designed.