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Chicago Afternoons with Leon: 99 1/2 Years Old and Looking Forward

Heise, Kenan

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ISBN 10: 1434347370 / ISBN 13: 9781434347374
Edité par Author House, 2007
Etat : Fine Couverture souple
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2007. 1st Edition. Fine paperback book. No dust jacket. An as new copy that's inscribed by the author and signed by his subject, Leon Despres. 103pp. (Tt). N° de réf. du libraire 017154

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Titre : Chicago Afternoons with Leon: 99 1/2 Years ...

Éditeur : Author House

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Soft cover

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket

Edition : 1st Edition

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What a story! Chicago Afternoons with Leon will leave you refreshed and upbeat toward old age and about the future of Chicago. At 99¿, the vibrant former 5th Ward Ald. Leon Despres in chapter after chapter probes the city with care, curiosity and concern. The result is his gift to all of us of a new, forward-looking Chicago Plan, constructed in time for his and the original plan's 100th birthdays. "Throughout his career, Leon Despres has been in the forefront of just about every decent, worthwhile effort made to improve life in this city."-Mike Royko, Jan. 30, 1972"The absolute conscience of the city." -Abner J. Mikva"Leon Despres is my North Star. He is the one." -Studs Terkel

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Kenan Heise, a staff writer and reporter for the Chicago Tribune for 34 years, is an award-winning journalist and author. Among the books he has written or co-authored on Chicago are: Chicago, the Beautiful; Chaos, Creativity & Culture: A Sampling of Chicago in the 20th Century; Hands On Chicago; Chicago Originals; the Chicagoization of America; and They Speak for Themselves: Interviews with the Destitute of Chicago. He and Leon have known each other for more than 40 years and worked together on Leon's book, Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Alderman Memoir (Northwestern University Press, 2005.)

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