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Books & Magazines May, 4 2009

The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age

In a time when print publications are slipping through the cracks, Neil Harris introduces readers to The Chicagoan. Long lost, the magazine was the second city’s answer to The New Yorker. Through witty comics, insightful articles, and glorious illustration, The Chicagoan reflects the cultural ambitions of its namesake during the 1920s and 1930s. In the book, Harris recalls a vivid moment in the life of the Windy City. He includes wonderful segments direct from the magazine, and what’s more, even reproduces a full issue.

Harris is Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History at University of Chicago. The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age is published by University of Chicago Press.

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