The Chicago Book© is the most complete look at present day Chicago in print. Featuring the windy city's best, brightest, tallest, biggest and funniest facts, photos, fables and faces, this is a book that no Chicagoland home or office is complete without.
A glance down from the skydeck of Sears Tower, Americas's tallest building, will prove that Chicago is "second city" to none. From the world class Chicago Symphony Orchestra to sport's most intriguing teams, if it matters to Chicago then it is in The Chicago Book©.
Sure, everyone knows about the Sears Tower and Michael Jordan, but did you know that the Lincoln Park Zoo is the oldest free zoo in America? Or that Bucktown is named for the goats of Polish and German immigrants? Where would America be without inventions like roller skates, spray paint or the 2 x 4? They all came from Chicago. And we don't even want to think about American culture without that little Des Plaines restaurant named McDonald's or Wrigley's chewing gum or Oscar Mayer bologna.
Some of the most legendary names in American History made their homes in Chicago like Marshall Field, Oprah Winfrey, Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway, John Belushi, Muddy Waters, Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright, Michael Jordan, and yes, Barack and Hillary.
There's Chicago-style architecture, Chicago-style blues and Chicago-style theater. Heck, there's even Chicago-style pizza! Now there is a Chicago-style book.