Chicago by Gaslight: A History of Chicago's Netherworld: 1880-1920 (Paperback)

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By Richard Lindberg, Bob Deckert (Illustrator)
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This book revises the picture of the glittering Chicago of impressive mansions and museums; it exposes the city's corrupt underbelly and the realities of life in an age which is often assumed to have been simpler and more moral than ours. Includes chapters on the Haymarket riot, the gamblers' wars, the notorious levee red-light district and institutionalized graft.

About the Author

Richard C. Lindberg grew up in Chicago's Norwood Park neighborhood. His nine books include "Chicago by Gaslight: A History of the Chicago Netherworld, 1880-I 920, The White Sox Encyclopedia, "and "The Armchair Companion to chicago Sports. "He is the former editor of the "Illinois Police and Sheriff's News "and served as head writer and senior editor for the Edgar Award-winning "Encyclopedia of World Crime."

Praise For…

"... lively anecdotes of the social elite, the powerful gamblers, criminals and corrupt "boodling" politicians." — Publishers Weekly

"Mr. Lindberg... has done a prodigious amount of research and has come up with a host of new and delicious details." — Chicago Sun-Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9780897334211
ISBN-10: 0897334213
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Publication Date: August 30th, 2005
Pages: 280
Language: English