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The third city : Chicago and American urbanism / Larry Bennett.

E-book E-book (2010.)
Description: 1 online resource (x, 241 pages) : illustrations.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

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  • ISBN: 0226042936
  • ISBN: 9780226042930
  • ISBN: 0226042952
  • ISBN: 9780226042954
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The third city -- Renditions of Chicago -- The mayor among his peers -- The city of neighborhoods -- Wresting the new from the once modern -- Chicago and American urbanism.
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Summary: Our traditional image of Chicago--as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends--is such a powerful shaper of the city's identity that many of its closest observers fail to notice that a new Chicago has emerged over the past two decades. Larry Bennett here tackles some of our more commonly held ideas about the Windy City--inherited from such icons as Theodore Dreiser, Carl Sandburg, Daniel Burnham, Robert Park, Sara Paretsky, and Mike Royko--with the goal of better understanding Chicago as it is now: the third city.
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Citation: Bennett, Larry. "The third city : Chicago and American urbanism." Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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