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As Others See Chicago

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Description for As Others See Chicago Paperback. First published to mark the occasion of the Century of Progress Exposition, this volume includes the impressions of over a thousand visitors to Chicago, including Kipling and Waldo Frank. It covers all the major events in the history of the city, such as the Great Fire of 1871 and the 1893 World's Fair. Num Pages: 540 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBBNC; HBJK; WTM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 231 x 165 x 32. Weight in Grams: 766.
Sometimes it takes an outsider to capture the essence of an individual place, The impressions of travelers in particular have a special allure - unanticipated and serendipitous, their views get to the heart of a particular region because to them nothing is routine or expected. First published in 1933 by the University of Chicago Press to mark the occasion of the Century of Progress Exposition, As Others See Chicago consists of writings culled from over a thousand men and women who visited the city and commented on the best and worst it had to offer, from the skyscrapers to the ... Read more

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About Bessie Louise Pierce
Bessie Louise Pierce (1888-1974) was professor of history at the University of Chicago and author of A History of Chicago. Perry R. Duis is professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of Challenging Chicago: Coping with Everyday Life, 1837-1920 and The Saloon: Public Drinking in Chicago and Boston, 1880-1920.

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