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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXUSM32

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City of the Century, The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

GLK05
Donald L. Miller
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
704
0684831384
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
As blustery and swaggering as the Chicago of myth, this monumental biography of the city takes in the sweep of its history from the days of Joliette, Marquette and other explorers, to the celebrated 1893 Chicago Fair.
$21.00

Chicago's Famous Buildings

USM15
Franz Schulze (Editor), Kevin Harrington (Editor)
University of Chicago Press
2003
337
0226740668
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket guide includes more than 160 of Chicago's classic legacy of buildings by Adler, Sullivan, Burnham, Root, Wright, and others.
$18.00

Eyewitness Guide Chicago

USM70
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
212
1465457097
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to Chicago features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions
$20.00

Chicago Map

USM19
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866091303
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, waterproof map of the Loop, the city center of Chicago and surroundings, at a scale of 1:8,000.
$9.95

Chronicles of Old Chicago, Exploring the History and Lore of the Windy City

USM280
Adam Selzer
Atlas & Co
2014
272
0984633480
PAPER
Guidebook
7/1/2014
0
0
0
0
This selective guide to the city and its past features walking tours of each historic neighborhood, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.
$19.95

A Nice Little Place on the North Side, Wrigley Field at One Hundred

BBL26
George F. Will
Crown
2014
223
0385349319
HARD COVER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Will celebrates Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs and the city of Chicago in this personal and historical ode to one of baseball’s grand palaces.
$25.00

Chicago, Growth of a Metropolis

USM34
Harold Mayer, Richard Wade
University of Chicago Press
1973
522
0226512746
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic, beautifully illustrated history of Chicago. In over 1,000 archival photographs, the authors suggest how the city expanded and why it looks the way it does.
$40.00

Chicago, The Second City

USM81
A.J. Liebling
Bison Books
2004
160
0803280351
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A witty, wonderfully entertaining portrait of the city by the New Yorker writer who lived in Chicago for a year in 1952. His reports about life in the city unleashed a storm of protest, which Liebling gleefully addresses in his forward.
$17.95

Last Call, The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

USA542
Daniel Okrent
Scribner
2011
468
074327704X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Okrent explains how an unlikely coalition of forces succeeded in banning alcohol -- and how Americans everywhere managed to keep drinking at any cost -- in this entertaining history.
$18.00

Nature's Metropolis, Chicago and the Great West

USM17
William Cronon
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
592
0393308731
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A masterly thought provoking history of the transformation of Chicago from backwater to economic powerhouse.
$19.95

Stud Terkel's Chicago

USM156
Studs Terkel
New Press
2012
160
1595587187
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This tribute celebrates Chicago, the home of the author, Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian Studs Terkel. Accompanied by black and white photographs, memories and reflections.
$19.95

The Devil in the White City, Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

USM123
Erik Larson
Random House
2004
447
0375725601
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fascinating account of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair interweaves the true stories of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor, who terrorized its visitors.
$16.95

The Third Coast, When Chicago Built the American Dream

USM222
Thomas Dyja
Penguin Putnam
2014
544
0143125095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Novelist and Chicagoan Dyja focuses on the hustle and muscle of mid-century Chicago, the years between the Great Depression and 1960, in this lively history shot through with personality.
$18.00

Lost Chicago

USM32
David Garrard Lowe
University of Chicago Press
2010
262
0226494322
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A magnificent collection of photographs of grand buildings, now long gone, along with a history of the city.
$35.00

Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture

USM84
Judith Paine McBrien
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
192
0393733939
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This authoriatative pocket guide, now in its third edition, features 100 of Chicago's architecturally significant buildings.
$19.95

Boss, Richard J. Daley of Chicago

USM28
Mike Royko
Dutton Inc.
1988
224
0452261678
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A groundbreaking account of the man and his political machine by Chicago's favorite columnist, published in 1970 while Daley was still in office.
$17.00

Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and His Architecture

GEN196
Robert C. Twombly
John Wiley & Son
1987
456
0471857971
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography analyzing Wright's work in relationship to his personal life and political views.
$55.00

You Were Never in Chicago

USM196
Neil Steinberg
University of Chicago Press
2013
247
022610415X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Steinberg's coming-of-age story as an outsider who joined the elite ranks of Chicago journalism, tracing his observation of the city's vanishing industrial past and enduring landmarks while exploring its complex political dynamics and the individuals who shaped his regional understandings.
$15.00

Chicago Poems

USM94
Carl Sandburg
Dover Publications
1994
80
0486280578
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of poems on the City of Big Shoulders, including "Chicago" and "Fog." The Dover Thrift Edition.
$3.00

Loving Frank, A Novel

CHI80
Nancy Horan
Ballantine Books
2008
377
0345495004
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.
$16.00

Sister Carrie

USM93
Theodore Dreiser
Signet
2009
489
0451527607
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dreiser's absorbing first novel follows the fate of a young country girl in Chicago. Originally published in 1900, it's an excellent portrait of the young metropolis.
$5.95

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Fodor's Chicago's 25 Best

GLK06
Fodor's
Fodor's
2017
128
0147547040
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to Chicago, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights.
$13.99

The Wright Style

GEN198
Carla Lind
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1992
224
0671749595
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey of the architecture and interior design of Frank Lloyd Wright.
$50.00

Great Lakes Birds

GLK24
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583550925
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This fold-out reference illustrates almost 150 species in the Great Lakes region. Laminated and pocket-sized, it's a handy item to take along in the field.
$7.95

Great Lakes Trees and Wildflowers

GLK25
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551263
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated fold-out reference illustrates almost 150 plants in the Great Lakes region.
$7.95

Great Lakes Wildlife

GLK26
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
158355095X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated fold-out card illustrates almost 150 animals in the Great Lakes region.
$7.95

So Long, See You Tomorrow

USM50
William Maxwell
Vintage Books
1996
135
0679767207
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lyrical classic, evocative of childhood, responsibility and life in rural Illinois.
$15.00

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

Lonely Planet Chicago

USM88
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
1786572273
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Chicago features maps, an overview of culture, history and nature, and a good deal of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$21.99

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$17.00

Michelin Chicago, Must Sees

GLK66
Michelin Travel Publications (Editor)
Michelin Travel Publications
2011
160
1907099395
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to the sights of Boston, organized thematically.
$11.99

Michelin Green Guide Chicago

USM150
Linda Lee
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
300
2067204270
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to the city in the classic Michelin style.
$19.99

Fodor's Chicago

USM151
Fodors
Fodor's
2015
336
1101878533
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This up-to-date Fodor's guide features invaluable recommendations on where to stay and eat and what to do. Compact and portable, it's ideal for either a weekend trip or an extended visit.
$19.99

Red Map Chicago

USM290
Red Maps
Red Maps
2012
1
1892238853
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use color map of the "city of broad shoulders." The map locates attractions, sites and museums in the city center. The reverse includes copious indexes of sites, neighborhoods, shopping and hotels. Sheet size: 24 x 9 inches.
$9.95

Not for Tourists Chicago

USM296
Not for Tourists
Skyhorse
2016
336
1510710477
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A highly useful guide to the great city of Chicago so jammed with useful information it’s recommended for travelers and locals alike. Features plenty of helpful maps, indexes and local listings plus insider hints, tips and tricks.
$21.99