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Never a City So Real - A Walk in Chicago

Alex Kotlowitz

The acclaimed author of There Are No Children Here takes us into the heart of Chicago by introducing us to some of the city's most interesting, if not always celebrated, people. Chicago is one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart. It's a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. Chicago, like America, is a kind of refuge for outsiders. It's probably why Alex Kotlowitz found comfort there. He's drawn to people on the outside who are trying to clean up-or at least make sense of-the mess on the inside. Perspective doesn't come easy if you're standing in the center. As with There Are No Children Here, Never a City So Real is not so much a tour of a place as a chronicle of its soul, its lifeblood. It is a tour of the people of Chicago, who have been the author's guides into this city's-and in a broader sense, this country's-heart. From the Hardcover edition.

The acclaimed author of There Are No Children Here takes us into the heart of Chicago by introducing us to some of the city's most interesting, if not always celebrated, people. Chicago is one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart. It's a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. Chicago, like America, is a kind of refuge for outsiders. It's probably why Alex Kotlowitz found comfort there. He's drawn to people on the outside who are trying to clean up-or at least make sense of-the mess on the inside. Perspective doesn't come easy if you're standing in the center. As with There Are No Children Here, Never a City So Real is not so much a tour of a place as a chronicle of its soul, its lifeblood. It is a tour of the people of Chicago, who have been the author's guides into this city's-and in a broader sense, this country's-heart. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

The acclaimed author of There Are No Children Here takes us into the heart of Chicago by introducing us to some of the city's most interesting, if not always celebrated, people. Chicago is one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For Alex Kotlowitz, an accidental Chicagoan, it is the perfect perch from which to peer into America's heart. It's a place, as one historian has said, of "messy vitalities," a stew of contradictions: coarse yet gentle, idealistic yet restrained, grappling with its promise, alternately sure and unsure of itself. Chicago, like America, is a kind of refuge for outsiders. It's probably why Alex Kotlowitz found comfort there. He's drawn to people on the outside who are trying to clean up-or at least make sense of-the mess on the inside. Perspective doesn't come easy if you're standing in the center. As with There Are No Children Here, Never a City So Real is not so much a tour of a place as a chronicle of its soul, its lifeblood. It is a tour of the people of Chicago, who have been the author's guides into this city's-and in a broader sense, this country's-heart. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

2h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:35