Each tour, narrated by Jim Goodrich, unveils stories that bring the city to life. You'll meet the woman who saved vaudeville, the man shipped home in a rum barrel, and the runaway who built a skyscraper with nickels.
You'll discover the secrets of the people that rebuilt again and again, that defied expectations to create one of the greatest cultural destinations in the world, that, through sheer force of will (and lots of sand) built a city on a swamp.
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Current Chicago Audio Guides
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A wonderful bible of Chicago
What you learn in this book is not so much where the landmarks are or how they were made (you will learn those things) as much as why they matter, why their grandeur persists. Every chapter's story is supported by a journalist's tenacious research to find not merely the first brick in a building, but to track down the very moment the ghost of its form was born.
I love Chicago books. This is definitely one of the best. Great stories about landmark buildings of Chicago. The author has done a great job researching and writing. Highest recommendation.
This book is a masterpiece of history and a travelogue that will inspire you to visit the landmarks you have not seen, and to go back to those that you have.
Traveling Adventures of a Farm Girl
This is a great book to read for those planning a trip to Chicago or those just looking for an arm chair escape.
This book on the designated “living landmarks” of Chicago is not just a history of buildings, the origins and evolution of the skyscraper, hotels, stores, municipal buildings, bridges, and commercial marts, but is also chock-full of personal anecdotes about the settlers, movers and shakers, architects, designers, builders, and resulting magnificent city itself.
Theresa is a wonderful story teller. Her humor in addition to her in depth history of these amazing landmarks keeps you begging for more.
Whether you know and love Chicago or have never been…you’ll learn something, recall something and laugh at something.