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Books & Readings

4W
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Extra! Cow Vindicated

Think you know everything about the Great Chicago Fire? Think again: In a new book, historian Carl Smith rekindles the untold stories of our city’s most famous disaster.

3 months
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The Reckoning of Natasha Trethewey

In the three and a half decades since her mother’s murder, the two-time U.S. poet laureate has been stalked by the ghosts of her past. Now she might just be able to lay them to rest.

3 months
ago

Court of Chaos

A new memoir by Lee Weiner — the member of the Chicago Seven that was actually from the city — gives fresh insight into how the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests and trial really went down.

4 months
ago

A Crew to Remember

A new documentary catches up with members of the Manley High School team, which rowed its way to stardom from Chicago’s West Side in 1999.

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