City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago

City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago

Gary Krist


The masterfully informed tale of twelve unstable days in Chicago, while an aviation catastrophe, a race rebel, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational baby homicide transfixed and roiled a urban already on the point of collapse.

When 1919 all started, the town of Chicago appeared at the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, dear plan to show town from a brawling, unglamorous position into "the city of the World." yet simply because the dream appeared nearby, pandemonium broke unfastened and the city's maximum objectives have been by surprise below assault via an identical unbridled energies that had given beginning to them.
   It started on a balmy Monday afternoon whilst a blimp in flames crashed during the roof of a hectic downtown financial institution, incinerating these within. inside days, a racial incident at a crowded South part seashore spiraled into one of many worst city riots in American historical past, via a transit strike that paralyzed town. Then, whilst it appeared as though issues may well get no worse, police trying to find a six-year-old lady came upon her physique in a dismal North part basement.
   Meticulously researched and expertly paced, City of Scoundrels captures the tumultuous beginning of the trendy American urban, with all of its gentle and darkish facets in bright relief.

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