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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.
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
The Long Pursuit

The Long Pursuit

by Roy, Jr Morris

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-241) and index
Chicago

Chicago

by Finis Farr

Chicago

Chicago

by Studs Terkel

Sugar Creek

Sugar Creek

by John MacK Faragher

There Are No Children Here

There Are No Children Here

by Alex Kotlowitz

Nature's Metropolis

Nature's Metropolis

by William Cronon

Fabulous Chicago

Fabulous Chicago

by Emmett Dedmon

Emergence Of Lincoln

Emergence Of Lincoln

by Allan Nevins

Slim's Table

Slim's Table

by Mitchell Duneier

The Second City

The Second City

by Sheldon; Klein, Robert Patinkin

'Lincoln'

'Lincoln'

by David Herbert Donald

Chicago's Left Bank

Chicago's Left Bank

by Alson J Smith

Old Chicago Houses

Old Chicago Houses

by John Drury

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Maxwell Street

by Ira Berkow

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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

Constructing Chicago

Constructing Chicago

by Bluestone, Daniel

The Chicago strike of 1894; industrial labor in the late Nineteenth Century.  Part 4 of the revised version of Government and the American Economy: 1870 to the present, originally prepared by Thomas G. Manning and David M. Potter
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$12.00
Peace march questionnaire

Peace march questionnaire

by Friends of Durruti

Chicago: n.pub, 1971. Single 8.5x14 inch sheet, printed one side; originally published by the Friends in San Francisco, this is a stated Chicago reprint. Crisp horizontal fold crease, otherwise very good. Humorous questionnaire mocking the earnest aims of participants in an anti-war march; the last question is followed by a lengthy answer outlining an anarchist program. "Once you have completed the above questionnaire, crumple it up and place half-way inside a bottle of petrol and soap. Ignite and... Read more
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$20.00
Marx on cheapness, being some portions of "The discourse on free trade" delivered by Karl Marx before the Democratic Assocation of Brussels, January 9, 1848. Accurately translated by Robert Rives La Monte

Marx on cheapness, being some portions of "The discourse on free trade" delivered by Karl Marx before the Democratic Assocation of Brussels, January 9, 1848. Accurately translated by Robert Rives La Monte

by Marx, Karl and Robert Rives La Monte

Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1914. Pamphlet. 26, [viii]p., wraps lacking original red cellophane outer wraps, penciling on front wrap by an attentive comrade along with internal pencil marginalia &underling, 3.5x5.75 inches. Date based on Kerr's address. Pocket library of socialism, no. 50.
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$12.00
Big labor in the democratic society, an address.... before the annual meeting of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Thursday, June 15, 1950

Big labor in the democratic society, an address.... before the annual meeting of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Thursday, June 15, 1950

by Gossett, William T

Chicago: Chicago Bar Association, 1950. Pamphlet. 21p., wraps, very good condition. Gossett was the Vice-President and General Counsel of Ford Motor Company.
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$25.00
Proletariat 1

Proletariat 1

by [Communist Labor Party]

Chicago: Workers Press, 1987. Magazine. 31p., staplebound wraps, 8.5x11 inches, very good condition, signed letter by Nelson Peery laid in noting that only part 1 of the article in this issue "Dialectics of the Development of the Communist Labor Party" was published. Single issue of the journal published by the largely African American Marxist-Leninist group.
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$25.00
Chicago GayLife: the international gay newsleader; vol. 8, #15, Friday, September 24, 1982

Chicago GayLife: the international gay newsleader; vol. 8, #15, Friday, September 24, 1982

by Streips, Karlis, editor, Dom Orejudos [aka Etienne] Chris Heim, Bob Damron et al

Chicago: YourStyle Pub, 1982. Newspaper. 20p., folded tabloid newspaper, photos, columns, news, ads, services, newsprint, toned edges and folds, 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
The Bishop Hill colony, a religious communistic settlement in Henry County, Illinois

The Bishop Hill colony, a religious communistic settlement in Henry County, Illinois

by Mikkelsen, Michael A

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1892. Hardcover. 80p., original green cloth shelf worn, with bumped corners, ex library with all the usual sins. John Hopkins University studies in historical and political science. Tenth series, no. 1.
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$20.00
DungeonMaster: a newsletter of male S&M equipment and techniques # 7 November 1980; Pins & needles: the painful art of piercing

DungeonMaster: a newsletter of male S&M equipment and techniques # 7 November 1980; Pins & needles: the painful art of piercing

by DeBlase, Anthony F., editor, John Preston cover photo

Chicago: Desmodus Int, 1980. Magazine. 16p. including covers, 8.5x11 inches, illustrated with b&w explicit photos of genital torture, dungeons, films, art, very good SM magazine in stapled pictorial wraps. Chicago-based Fledermaus (The Bat) Anthony DeBlase created this gay male SM publication and mail-order business, moving to San Francisco and at one point publishing from Amsterdam. Fledermaus was a major force and influence in the Leather/SM community. Most of the ads are Chicago businesses.
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$25.00
Plus Voice: the magazine about life & HIV; #1, January/February, 1994; premier issue; Who We Are; portraits of HIV in America

Plus Voice: the magazine about life & HIV; #1, January/February, 1994; premier issue; Who We Are; portraits of HIV in America

by Grodeck, Brett, editor, William Franklin, Sarah Thurber, Dan Santow et al

Chicago: Plus Voice Magazine Inc, 1994. Magazine. 80p., 8.5x11 inches, articles, interviews, news, events, services and resources, photos, ads, very good magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.
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$20.00
The Tenements of Chicago 1908-1935

The Tenements of Chicago 1908-1935

by Abbott,Edith; Breckinridge, Sophonisba P

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine copy in very good- dust jacket with a triangular 1" chip at head of spine and a 1" chip on the front panel near the bottom of the front spine fold. Very difficult to find in a dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs and maps.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 505 pp .
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$300.00
Primavera. Volume II

Primavera. Volume II

Chicago: Primavera, 1976. 80p., very good in wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Single issue of the women's literary journal based at the University of Chicago.
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$12.00
The complete Garbo talks

The complete Garbo talks

by Garbo

Columbus, OH: Big Breakfast Publishing, 1991. Paperback. 125p., self-published, photos, illustrations, professionally typeset text in xerox photographic wraps with a binder's tape spine. "Garbo is a freelance writer and massage therapist.. Yes, that's her real name" Humorous lesbian writings originally appearing in Chicago's "Windy City Times
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$20.00
Night journey; a novel

Night journey; a novel

by Kalam, Murad

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. Hardcover. 309p., hardbound in dark & light blue boards and dust jacket. A clean sound copy, no markings except for the author's titlepage inscription and signature, datelined 10/9/03. The African american writer's first novel is a boxing-themed exploration of black life set in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Chicago.
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$20.00
The morning of a machine gun. Twenty poems & documents, profusely illustrated by the author

The morning of a machine gun. Twenty poems & documents, profusely illustrated by the author

by Rosemont, Franklin

Chicago: Surrealist Editions, 1968. Paperback. 64p., wraps, first printing, very good condition. Poetry by the surrealist and Wobbly organizer.
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$12.00
The Constitution and inequality of rights

The Constitution and inequality of rights

by Smith, Edwin Burritt

Chicago: Anti-Imperialist League, 1901. 16p., wraps slightly edge worn, staples beginning to rust. Reprinted from the Yale Law Journal for February, 1901. "The argument that, having sinned against liberty in our treatment of the negro, we may now betray liberty in the person of the Filipino for a possible commercial profit is but for the moment, and to cover an awful blunder." - p. 16.
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$95.00
Faith and the Good Thing

Faith and the Good Thing

by Johnson, Charles

New York: Viking Press, 1974. Hardcover. 196p. First edition. Stray ink mark to lower page edges at heel of spine, another to top corner of front free endpaper. Slight wear to dust jacket at folds. The Evanston, Illinois born writer and illustrator's first novel.
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$22.00
Black Eagle Solidarity Dinner. October 10, 1976 [program booklet with related material]

Black Eagle Solidarity Dinner. October 10, 1976 [program booklet with related material]

by United Farm Workers

Chicago: UFW, 1976. [64p.], staplebound booklet for the event, very good. Also included is an envelope containing a 5.5x8.5 inch pictorial leaflet announcing the dinner, a registration form, a cover letter explaining the significance of the Black Eagle Label (the familiar Aztec-inspired symbol of the UFW), and a pre-printed return envelope for contributions.
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$95.00
MACHINE POLITICS: CHICAGO MODEL

MACHINE POLITICS: CHICAGO MODEL

by Gosnell, Harold F

Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, (1937). Hardcover. Good. Foreword by William F. Ogburn. Octavo, green cloth covers stamped in yellow. 229 pages Illustrated, with some maps. Ex-library. Covers worn and some light soil on in text. Good, only. A reading copy. 090617A
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$7.00
Big Bill of Chicago

Big Bill of Chicago

by WENDT, Lloyd, and KOGAN, Herman

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1953. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering. 384pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine. A tight and lovely first edition (sans jacket) of this biography of the last Republican mayor of Chicago, the colorful 3-term William Hale Thompson (1869-1944) -- and boldly signed by these two Chicago journalist authors in black ink on front flyleaf.
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$50.00
Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

by Royko, Mike, 1932-1997

NY, Dutton, 1971. Hard Cover. [vii], 215 p.; 25 cm. Mayor of Chicago for 21 years (1955–1976), Daley ran a political machine and an administration that functioned well. This book "is about lies and viciousness, about the worship of cement, and the hatred towards blacks, about a troubling cowardness that hides behind religion and patriotism while the poor get clubbed and killed. It is written with a deep understanding of the evil and terrible power... Read more
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$15.00
Evidence and cross-examination of J.T. (Red) Doran in the case of the U.S.A. vs. Wm. D. Haywood, et al.

Evidence and cross-examination of J.T. (Red) Doran in the case of the U.S.A. vs. Wm. D. Haywood, et al.

by Doran, John T

Chicago: General Defense Committee [IWW], 1918. 151p., wraps slightly edge worn, minor glue adhesion on title page. "Testimony of one of the Chicago trial defendants." *Miles 4074.
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$150.00
My Chicago

My Chicago

by Byrne, Jane

W W Norton & Co, 1992. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. nearly fine with nice bright d.j. Inscribed and signed by Byrne on the half title.
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$20.00
THIS IS THE SILVER STREAK OF 1941 Yearbook of Steinmetz High School  Chicago, Illinois

THIS IS THE SILVER STREAK OF 1941 Yearbook of Steinmetz High School Chicago, Illinois

by Steinmetz High School Staff

Steinmetz High School. Good+. 1941. Hardcover. Soiling to the covers. Signatures on front endpaper and inside rear cover, as well as scattered throughout the text. Includes a Steinmetz Alumini Association decal, unused. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 144 pages .
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$45.00
My father was a Toltec; poems

My father was a Toltec; poems

by Castillo, Ana

Novato: West End Press, 1988. Paperback. 75p., texts in English and Spanish, signed by Castillo, true first edition of the book's first appearance, very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial brown wraps. Poetry in English and Spanish about a member of a Chicago Toltec gang.
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$35.00