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Author Discussion & Signing with Adam Selzer

Adam Selzer returns to Centuries & Sleuths with his newest book, The Chronicles of Old Chicago

 Discover the fascinating history of Chicago, home to President Obama, Al Capone, the Chicago Cubs, politicians, mobsters, and more, told through twenty-four dramatic true stories. Known as an expert on Chicago's folklore and crime stories, Adam Selzer takes readers through Chicago's history from the 1800s to the present with tales of the politicians, eccentrics, and the famous and infamous who shaped the city. Essays explore historic events from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 to the beginnings of the film era (Chicago was home to film long before Hollywood); speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama; the historical contributions to the birth of rock 'n roll of Chess Records, who signed Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Little Walter, and Willie Dixon; and baseball legends and curses. Learn about the city's legendary ghosts and haunted hotels. Also included are guided walking tours around many of the sites mentioned, illustrated with color photographs and maps.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 Madison St.
60130-1502 Forest Park
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The Ghosts of Chicago: The Windy City's Most Famous Haunts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780738736112
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2013

Chronicles of Old Chicago: Exploring the History and Lore of the Windy City Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780984633487
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Published: Museyon Inc - July 1st, 2014

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