The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream

By Mary LamphereThe Third Coast

The July selection for Writers as Readers (WaR) was The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream, by Thomas Dyja, a book about the history of Chicago. I was eager to read this One Book-One Chicago selection for 2016. I enjoyed the blend of story-telling and history woven through Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen and was looking forward to more like that. I loved the idea of Chicago being a “third coast”, the heart of an emerging America influencing the arts, politics, and construction of a nation, from New York to L.A. Continue reading “The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream”

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