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City of the Century - The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America-logo

City of the Century - The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

Donald L. Miller

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Genres:

History

Description:

The epic of Chicago is the story of the emergence of modern America. Here, witness Chicago's growth from a desolate fur-trading post in the 1830s to one of the world's most explosively alive cities by 1900. Donald Miller's powerful narrative embraces it all: Chicago's wild beginnings, its reckless growth, its natural calamities (especially the Great Fire of 1871), its raucous politics, its empire-building businessmen, its world-transforming architecture, its rich mix of cultures, its community of young writers and journalists, and its staggering engineering projects -- which included the reversal of the Chicago River and raising the entire city from prairie mud to save it from devastating cholera epidemics. The saga of Chicago's unresolved struggle between order and freedom, growth and control, capitalism and community, remains instructive for our time, as we seek ways to build and maintain cities that retain their humanity without losing their energy. City of the Century throbs with the pulse of the great city it brilliantly brings to life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

24h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

56:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

56:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

54:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

47:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

56:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

56:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

48:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

53:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

44:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

53:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

53:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

52:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

59:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

59:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

58:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

57:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

48:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

55:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

50:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:43