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

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

Gary Krist

When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into "the Metropolis of the World." But just as the dream seemed within reach, pandemonium broke loose and the city's highest ambitions were suddenly under attack by the same unbridled energies that had given birth to them in the first place. It began on a balmy Monday afternoon when a blimp in flames crashed through the roof of a busy downtown bank, incinerating those inside. Within days, a racial incident at a hot, crowded South Side beach spiraled into one of the worst urban riots in American history, followed by a transit strike that paralyzed the city. Then, when it seemed as if things could get no worse, police searching for a six-year-old girl discovered her body in a dark North Side basement. City of Scoundrels captures the tumultuous birth of the modern American city, with all of its light and dark aspects in vivid relief.

When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into "the Metropolis of the World." But just as the dream seemed within reach, pandemonium broke loose and the city's highest ambitions were suddenly under attack by the same unbridled energies that had given birth to them in the first place. It began on a balmy Monday afternoon when a blimp in flames crashed through the roof of a busy downtown bank, incinerating those inside. Within days, a racial incident at a hot, crowded South Side beach spiraled into one of the worst urban riots in American history, followed by a transit strike that paralyzed the city. Then, when it seemed as if things could get no worse, police searching for a six-year-old girl discovered her body in a dark North Side basement. City of Scoundrels captures the tumultuous birth of the modern American city, with all of its light and dark aspects in vivid relief.
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When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into "the Metropolis of the World." But just as the dream seemed within reach, pandemonium broke loose and the city's highest ambitions were suddenly under attack by the same unbridled energies that had given birth to them in the first place. It began on a balmy Monday afternoon when a blimp in flames crashed through the roof of a busy downtown bank, incinerating those inside. Within days, a racial incident at a hot, crowded South Side beach spiraled into one of the worst urban riots in American history, followed by a transit strike that paralyzed the city. Then, when it seemed as if things could get no worse, police searching for a six-year-old girl discovered her body in a dark North Side basement. City of Scoundrels captures the tumultuous birth of the modern American city, with all of its light and dark aspects in vivid relief.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:33


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:43


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:58


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:46


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:35