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Book review: “Cities of the American West: A History of Frontier Urban Planning” by John William Reps

Book review: “Cities of the American West: A History of Frontier Urban Planning” by John William Reps

  If you want to know Chicago, you gotta know the grid. If I tell you I live at 6220 North Paulina Street, you know that my two-flat is 62 blocks north of Madison Street, or just under eight miles, the rule of thumb being eight blocks to a mile. Where’s Paulina? 1700 West. When

Essay: George R. Stewart: Unrestrained by literary borders
Essay: George R. Stewart: Unrestrained by literary borders

  A conversation with a writer is, almost always, interesting and...

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Book review: “Maskerade” by Terry Pratchett
Book review: “Maskerade” by Terry Pratchett

In his more than four dozen novels, Terry Pratchett was often silly, witty...

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CHICAGO BORN & BRED
Patrick T. Reardon is a Chicagoan, born and bred. He is a writer, essayist, poet and expert on the history of Chicago. He is the author of eight books and has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene for more than 40 years. For much of that time, he was an urban affairs reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune, delving deeply into social issues, public policy questions and the interconnections within the Chicago region.

 

He was the primary reporter and team leader on a wide variety of in-depth multi-part series on such subjects as the urban underclass, Chicago’s public school system and the middle-class migration out of the city. He has written extensively about his Catholic faith in articles and essays in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several books. His essays and poems have appeared widely in the United States and Europe. He is writing a book about Chicago’s elevated Loop.

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