April 24, 2013

Thomas Dyja spoke about his book, The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

What do Second City, Muddy Waters, Studs Terkel, and Nelson Algren have in common? Chicago roots. Hailing from Chicago himself, Dyja, an award-winning novelist, looks back at his hometown’s central role in defining post-war America, from its music, architecture, and business to its racial divisions and urban blight.

You can also watch our interview with Dyja, who discusses the personality of Chicago and the national role Chicago has played, in the short interview below.

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Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

April 10, 2013

Dina Hampton spoke about her book, Little Red: Three Passionate Lives Through the Sixties and Beyond, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

What do Angela Davis, Tom Hurwitz, and Elliott Abrams have in common? All are ‘60s graduates of New York’s Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. In her history of this progressive school during its most turbulent era, Hampton—a Little Red student and later its alumni director—traces the public and private lives of her three subjects through decades of events from the Vietnam War to the Occupy movement.

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Published: PublicAffairs - February 25th, 2013

April 11, 2013

Neil Irwin spoke about his book, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World On Fire, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Irwin’s comprehensive study of central banks begins with their origin in 17th -century Stockholm. From there, the Washington Post columnist and economics editor of the paper’s Wonkblog works his way to 2008, giving readers an informed view of the crucial role played by the leaders of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank.

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ISBN: 9780143124993
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Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

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