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Lincoln

Lincoln

by Richard Carwardine

An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln, already awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize.As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb biography, the highly regarded Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic political journey and in his... Read more
Making a New Deal

Making a New Deal

by Lizabeth Cohen

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Eagle Forgotten

Eagle Forgotten

by Harry Barnard

The biography of John Peter Altgeld whose courage makes him an inspiration to those who still believe in the American dream.
The Long Pursuit

The Long Pursuit

by Roy, Jr Morris

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-241) and index
Sin In the Second City

Sin In the Second City

by Karen Abbott

Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history--and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago's notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club's proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, where thirty stunning Everleigh "butterflies" awaited their... Read more
Fabulous Chicago

Fabulous Chicago

by Emmett Dedmon

Nature's Metropolis

Nature's Metropolis

by William Cronon

There Are No Children Here

There Are No Children Here

by Alex Kotlowitz

Maxwell Street

Maxwell Street

by Ira Berkow

Slim's Table

Slim's Table

by Mitchell Duneier

Emergence Of Lincoln

Emergence Of Lincoln

by Allan Nevins

Chicago

Chicago

by Studs Terkel

Old Chicago Houses

Old Chicago Houses

by John Drury

Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek

by John MacK Faragher

'Lincoln'

'Lincoln'

by David Herbert Donald

Chicago's Left Bank

Chicago's Left Bank

by Alson J Smith

Chicago

Chicago

by Finis Farr

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Lincoln

by David Herbert;Simon and Schuster Donald

Illinois Books & Ephemera

Boss

Boss

by Royko, Mike

This is the story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley’s cardinal sins as well as his milestone achievements, this scathing work by Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to life the most powerful political figure of his time: his laissez-faire policy toward corruption, his unique... Read more
The Midwesterner

The Midwesterner

by Douglas, Robert J Casey and W a S

Battle For Chicago

Battle For Chicago

by Andrews, Wayne

Our tasks this International Workers' Day. May 1, 1983

Our tasks this International Workers' Day. May 1, 1983

by Organization for a Marxist-Leninist Workers' Party

Chicago: Organization for a Marxist-Leninist Workers' Party, 1983. Pamphlet. 7p., staplebound pamphlet, 7x8.5 inches, very good condition.
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$20.00
Marshall Field & Company and Chicago

Marshall Field & Company and Chicago

Chicago: Marshall Field & Company, 1946 WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Stapled in pictorial wraps, 64 pp, many b & w photographs, map of downtown Chicago. Lightly rubbed. Photos & brief text describe both the public and behind-the-scenes areas of Marshall Field & Company circa 1946; highlights of Chicago and a street map of the loop are also provided. Shipping weight 4 oz. in envelope.. Pamphlet. VG/No dj. 20 X 12 cm.
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$32.39
ADLAI E. STEVENSON OF ILLINOIS

ADLAI E. STEVENSON OF ILLINOIS

by Noel F. Busch

NY: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Red cloth spine with black cloth boards, black lettering on spine. Condition is VERY GOOD ; no edge wear, corners great, very clean covers. Binding tight, text clean with toning to top edge of text block and mild foxing to title pgs. Bio. Stax.
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$15.00
GayLife: the Midwest gay newsleader; vol. 5, #13, Friday, September 14, 1979: Vote On Gay Rights Bill Deferred

GayLife: the Midwest gay newsleader; vol. 5, #13, Friday, September 14, 1979: Vote On Gay Rights Bill Deferred

by Craig, Sarah &, Steve Kulieke, editors, George Buse, Miki Antonelli, Phillip Schlosser, Norton B. Knopf, Allison Clark, et al

Chicago: YourStyle Pub, 1979. Newspaper. 32p., folded tabloid newspaper, directory, photos, columns, news, ads, services, toned newsprint. Chicago LGBT weekly, previously bi-weekly and titled "Blazing Star" aka Gay Life and Chicago Gay Life. "Wymyns' Music Festival.
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$25.00
Abraham Lincoln Chronology 1809 - 1865

Abraham Lincoln Chronology 1809 - 1865

by PRATT, Harry E

Publisher's stapled wrappers, octavo, pp. 14, [2]. Three illustrations; map. GOOD with shelf and handling wear. A nick at fore-edge of rear wrapper. Safely stowed now in a clear protective display sleeve with white card stock backing board.
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$12.95
In a time of rain & desire; new love poems

In a time of rain & desire; new love poems

by Redmond, Eugene B

East St. Louis, IL: Black River Writers, 1973. Paperback. 103p., inscribed to editor/publisher Robert Chrisman (of Black Scholar) and signed by Redmond on the title page, first edition trade paperback in bit rubbed and worn pictorial wraps.
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$40.00
Unionizing the jungles: labor and community in the twentieth-century meatpacking industry

Unionizing the jungles: labor and community in the twentieth-century meatpacking industry

by Stromquist, Shelton and Marvin Bergman, eds

Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1997. Hardcover. 272p., very good condition in like dj.
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$12.00
Music and Musicians in Chicago: The City's Leading Artists, Organizations and Art Buildings. Progress and Development

Music and Musicians in Chicago: The City's Leading Artists, Organizations and Art Buildings. Progress and Development

by Ffrench, Florence

Chicago: Florence Ffrench. First Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Copyright is 1899. 236 pages, plus index and ads. Errata slip laid in. Cloth spine covers show light wear at ends. Paper over boards is worn along edges and corners. There are light moisture stains on rear cover. Images on both covers remain intact and clean. Book plate on front paste down over ads. There are a few scattered non-intrusive smudges in contents. There are penciled marks in margin along some index entries.... Read more
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$50.00
GayLife: news about your world; [aka Chicago Gay Life] vol. 3, #6, September 2, 1977: Indy Rallies for Human Rights

GayLife: news about your world; [aka Chicago Gay Life] vol. 3, #6, September 2, 1977: Indy Rallies for Human Rights

by Ford, Grant, publisher/editor, Roger Chaffin, Tom Peters, Les Trotter, Bill Geddes, Frank E. Minella, Patricia Nell Warren, et al

Chicago: YourStyle Pub, 1977. Newspaper. 28p., folded tabloid newspaper, photos, columns, news, ads, services, very good on newsprint. Cover story on Dr. Bruce Voeller at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis for a Human Rights Day rally. Interview with author Warren who had just published "Fancy Dancer." Gay Pride interviews Chicago LGBT weekly, previously bi-weekly and titled "Blazing Star" aka Gay Life and Chicago GayLife.
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$35.00
HISTORY OF ILLINOIS IN WORDS OF ONE SYLLABLE. Profusely Illustrated

HISTORY OF ILLINOIS IN WORDS OF ONE SYLLABLE. Profusely Illustrated

by Handford, Thomas W

Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co. Decorative boards with ornate cover design, rebacked with green cloth laid over original material and not effecting lettering or cover design, new super and vintage endpapers added, inner front hinge and next page were ironically repaired with white tape in a relatively sloppy manner, tape repairs on the edges of some of the pages before p. 18, sporadic edge repairs after that, pages yellowing but appear to be strong, edgewear colored to match cover, all in all a decent... Read more
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$14.95
Pictorial History of the World's Columbian Exposition

Pictorial History of the World's Columbian Exposition

by Northrop, Henry Davenport

Chicago: Monarch Book Company, 1893. xxii, 736p., profuse illustrations in a number of techniques --offset, wood- and steel-engravings-- some prepared for this volume and some swiped, a later printing to judge by its worn date-slug. Recased recently in cloth boards with original front-cover leather laid down and a new spine label in reasonable facsimile. A sound, handleable re-do with no loss of pages, but aesthetically klunky. A reference / reading copy.
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$35.00
Twenty-third annual report of the Chief State Factory Inspector of Illinois. For the year July 1, 1915, to June 30, 1916

Twenty-third annual report of the Chief State Factory Inspector of Illinois. For the year July 1, 1915, to June 30, 1916

by Nelson, Oscar F

Springfield: Illinois State Journal Co, 1916. Hardcover. 272p., neatly ex library, illus.
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$25.00
Blazing Star: vol. 4, #2, March 1978: Exclusive - Noble: I'm running for the Senate

Blazing Star: vol. 4, #2, March 1978: Exclusive - Noble: I'm running for the Senate

Chicago: Blazing Star/NAM, 1978. Newspaper. 12p. folded tabloid newspaper, photos, features, opinion, ads, resources, heavily-toned on cover above the fold otherwise good on newsprint. Blazing Star was a lesbian/feminist chapter of the New American Movement established in Chicago. Above the fold story on Elaine Noble's bid for the Senate. Centerfold story on International Women's Day.
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$35.00
Cows on Parade in Chicago

Cows on Parade in Chicago

by Sullivan, Mary Ellen

NeptunArt, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good. Unmarked text. Some scuffing on back cover. Bumped corner. Extensively illustrated. During the summer of 1999, some 300 flamboyant fiberglass cows descended upon Chicago, bedecked in everything from gum drops to gold leaf to paint.
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$21.60
Irene, Or, The Life and Fortunes of a Yankee Girl, a tale in eight cantos

Irene, Or, The Life and Fortunes of a Yankee Girl, a tale in eight cantos

by Allen, Dr. B. F

Joliet IL: Signal Printing Office, for the author, 1878. Hardcover. xii, 167p., hardbound in 7x4.5 inch green cloth boards cover-titled gilt and panelling in blind. Casing is faintly dust-soiled with a few touches of silverfishing, else near-immaculate; the matte brown endsheets unmarred, the textblock completely sound. The superb condition is partly accounted for by the drear of the verse; however, author's terminal notes are of mild historical interest, as in "trivia". Even a doughty reader may... Read more
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$15.00
GayLife: the Midwest gay newsleader; vol. 5, #23, Friday, Nov. 23, 1979: State Dept. Says: Exclude Gays

GayLife: the Midwest gay newsleader; vol. 5, #23, Friday, Nov. 23, 1979: State Dept. Says: Exclude Gays

by Craig, Sarah &, Steve Kulieke, editors, Gilda Radner, George S. Buse, Norton B. Knopf, et al

Chicago: YourStyle Pub, 1979. Newspaper. 24p., folded tabloid newspaper, directory, photos, columns, news, ads, services, very good on newsprint. Chicago LGBT weekly, previously bi-weekly and titled "Blazing Star" aka Gay Life and Chicago Gay Life. Cover story on Gilda Radner's Chicago stage show.
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$25.00
The Arm: A Novel

The Arm: A Novel

by Howard, Clark

Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1967. Hardcover. 247p., 5.75x8.5 inches, hardcover in dust jacket, first printing. Dust jacket lightly edgeworn with small tear and nicks on edge of rear cover, else very good. Gambling novel set in Chicago.
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$70.00
The revolutionary IWW

The revolutionary IWW

by Perry, Grover H

Chicago: IWW Publishing Bureau, [191-]. Pamphlet. 24p., staplebound pamphlet, rebound with old brown tape, a reading copy only. Probably published after the Cleveland editions. An ad at the rear promotes the General Defense edition of the I.W.W. song book, which was published in 1918; headquarters address is listed as 1001 West Madison Street, used beginning in July 1917. Also includes "How scabs are bred" by Perry and "The constructive program of the I.W.W." by B.H. Williams.
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$25.00
Good Times: vol. 3, #1, Jan. 1, 1970: Centerspread Rated X.

Good Times: vol. 3, #1, Jan. 1, 1970: Centerspread Rated X.

by Silver, Sam, Robert Altman, Steve Driggs, Windcatcher, Barbara Gibson, Los Siete, Weathermen, et al

San Francisco: Good Times Commune, 1970. Newspaper. 20p., folded tabloid underground newspaper, news, opinion, reports, actions, psychedelia, ads, illustrations, photos, lightly-worn and foxed newsprint. Formerly San Francisco Express Times. Cover photo by Hank Lebo of yelling and levitating hippie on mountaintop reminds this bibliographer of Kerouac's "Dharma Bums." Also articles on Los Siete, The Weather Underground, Abbie Hoffman cracking up Mayor Daley on the stand in Chicago, Gibson's essay on... Read more
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$25.00
No Nukes News (Nov. 1980)

No Nukes News (Nov. 1980)

Chicago: Citizens Against Nuclear Power, 1980. 8p., tabloid format newspaper, horizontal fold, evenly toned but for a discolored spot on cover. Cover story opposes Commonwealth Edison's rate hike, which it says would go to pay for the building of nuclear power plants.
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$12.00
The institute for christian learning, papers and studies, no. 1

The institute for christian learning, papers and studies, no. 1

by Visas, Eliseo, Henry Veatch, John Wild

Evanston, IL: Christ the King Foundation, 1958. Pamphlet. 42p., 6x9 inches; slightly handled and toned, else in very good condition.
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$12.00
GayLife: the international gay newsleader; vol. 6, #45, Friday, May 1, 1981; Gay Housing Rights

GayLife: the international gay newsleader; vol. 6, #45, Friday, May 1, 1981; Gay Housing Rights

by Bergeron, Michael, editor, Stephen Kulieke, et al

Chicago: YourStyle Pub, 1981. Newspaper. 20p. + 4p. personals, folded tabloid newspaper, photos, columns, news, ads, services, toned newsprint with library stamp on cover. Chicago LGBT weekly, previously bi-weekly and titled "Blazing Star" aka Gay Life and Chicago Gay Life.
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$25.00
Japan Sample Show 1956. Chicago, San Francisco

Japan Sample Show 1956. Chicago, San Francisco

Japan Sample Show Commission, 1956. 90p., paperback, wraps somewhat worn and foxed; listings of manufacturers have occasional penned notes by at attendee of the show. Catalog for the show by Japanese exporters.
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$18.00
The 1984 elections and the movement against intervention in Central America: a debate

The 1984 elections and the movement against intervention in Central America: a debate

Chicago: Anti-Imperialist Group, 1984. Pamphlet. 21p. staplebound pamphlet, very good. Includes contributions by Mike James, the US Anti-Imperialist League (in support of Jesse Jackson), and Earl Silbar.
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$15.00
Berkeley Barb: vol. 5, #11 [likely #12] (#110) September 22 - 28, 1967: Reward: Texas Sniper

Berkeley Barb: vol. 5, #11 [likely #12] (#110) September 22 - 28, 1967: Reward: Texas Sniper

by Scherr, Max, editor, Marvin Garson, R. Cobb, Richard A. Ogar, Hal Verb, General Hershey Bar, et al

Berkeley: Berkeley Barb, 1967. Newspaper. 16p., folded tabloid underground newspaper, illustrated with b&w photos, local ads, articles, news, columns, very good on newsprint. Cover stories on American soldiers in Vietnam committing atrocities. "Let's Support Our Boys" native American cartoon by R. Cobb. Report on a Digger in Chicago. General Hershey Bar's Conspiracy for Peace. The conclusion of Marvin Garson analysis of the NCNP Chicago meeting: "The Whites: a Clown Show" Issue numbering out of sequence... Read more
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$25.00