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The Resource The third coast : when Chicago built the American dream, Thomas Dyja

The third coast : when Chicago built the American dream, Thomas Dyja

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The third coast : when Chicago built the American dream
Title
The third coast
Title remainder
when Chicago built the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Dyja
Title variation
3rd coast
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Much of what defined America 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. Between the end of WWII and 1960, Mies van der Rohe's glass and steel architecture became the face of corporate America and Ray Kroc's McDonald's changed how people eat. Thomas Dyja re-creates the story of the city in its postwar prime and explains its profound impact on modern America
Summary
A cultural history of mid-20th-century Chicago traces the emergence of mass-marketing practices, technological advances and artistic development that profoundly influenced modern America, offering additional insight into the role of racial divisions, housing projects and migration
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171924
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
977.311043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
when Chicago built the American dream
Label
The third coast : when Chicago built the American dream, Thomas Dyja
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
796756318
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 508 pages
Isbn
9781594204326
Lccn
2012039710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)796756318
Label
The third coast : when Chicago built the American dream, Thomas Dyja
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
796756318
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 508 pages
Isbn
9781594204326
Lccn
2012039710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)796756318

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