New guide book features true stories about the city of Chicago, plus 6 walking toursNew York
/ via ACCESSWIRE / Jun 04, 2014 / Discover the fascinating history of Chicago through 24 dramatic, fact-filled, humorous true stories about the events and colorful characters that make up Chicago’s history. From Potawatomi Indians, to the reviled Al Capone to the esteemed Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama, author and tour guide Adam Selzer outlines the history of the city, from the Great Fire of 1871, famous speeches by Abraham Lincoln, the music legends that changed music history at Chess Records, the wins, losses and curses that follow Chicago’s baseball teams, and ghosts known to appear in certain hotels and cemeteries.
The seventh title in Museyon’s acclaimed “Chronicles” series, Chronicles of Old Chicago: Exploring the History and Lore of the Windy City ($19.95, 272 pages, ISBN 9780984633487) will be a hit with American history buffs, Chicago residents, and tourists alike. It includes:
- 24 well-researched stories about the lives of Chicagoans, including Abraham Lincoln, Mrs. O’Leary, Jane Addams, Captain Streeter, Charles Comiskey, the Chess Brothers, Mayor Richard Daley, Oprah Winfrey, and many interesting characters that added to local color, such as the orators of Bughouse Square and the ghosts and criminals that are local legends.
- 400 + photographs and illustrations of Chicago past and present
- 6 walking tours with 9 detailed maps visiting major landmarks and historical sites
- Complete Index
Available in stores and online July, 2014.
About the Author
Adam Selzer, a historian and tour guide, was born in Des Moines and makes his home in Chicago, where he resides with his wife, stepson and cats in the west Loop. The passionate Chicago-lover appears regularly on TV and radio talking about Chicago history, and he has published 15 books, ranging from young adult novels to books on the history of the Windy City including the recent Ghosts of Chicago. He can often be found writing in coffee shops or poking around old buildings, empty alleyways, and dusty libraries around the city.
About Museyon Guides
Museyon Guides is an award-winning independent publisher of cultural guide books including Chronicles of Old New York, Art + NYC, Cool Japan, and the Film + Travel series. Additional content from Museyon Guides can be found at www.museyon.com or at www.facebook.com/museyon and www.twitter.com/museyon.
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