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The third coast : when Chicago built the American Dream / Thomas Dyja.

Dyja, Tom. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0143125095
  • ISBN: 9780143125099
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 508 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published by Penguin Press in 2013.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-488) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part One. Pre-1945 -- The Brick Is Another Teacher -- We Were Part of Them -- Washed Up on a Favorable Shore -- The Ideal World of Mr. Hutchins -- Part Two. 1945-1949 -- The Chaos of Our Conceptions -- Believers in the City -- A Discovered Beauty -- Until My Change Comes -- A Local Youth in Love -- Let Me Do One by Myself -- A Fresh Time -- The Balance of Power -- This Program Came to You from Chicago -- A City of Slightbrows -- Part Three. 1950-1954 -- Stand Up and Be Counted -- Living Separate Lives -- Nobody Knows My Name -- The Lonely Crowd -- Convention Summer -- Playwrights and Playboys -- Chicagsky Temp -- Part Four. 1955 -- A Family Man for a Family City -- The Blues Have a Baby -- American Hungers -- Theater Without Heroes -- What Kind of World Do We Live In? -- We Like It This Way -- Part Five. 1956-1960 -- Chicago Dynamic -- Beta People for a Beta World -- Gaining a Moon and Losing Ourselves -- Will Somebody Please Listen to Me Today! -- The Realm of the Unreal -- Epilogue: In Chicago for My Forever.
Summary, etc.:
Much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory. And even as Chicago led the way in creating mass-market culture, its artists pushed back in their own distinct voices. Chicago native Thomas Dyja re-creates the story of the city in its postwar prime and explains its profound impact on modern America.
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) > History > 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) > Social conditions > 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) > Intellectual life > 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) > Relations > United States.
United States > Relations > Illinois > Chicago.

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