Chicago Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Chicago Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

by Scotti Cohn
     
 

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and thingsthe Windy City has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Chicagoan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Chicago Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Scotti Cohn takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Windy City. Watch Daedalus and…  See more details below

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and thingsthe Windy City has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Chicagoan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Chicago Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Scotti Cohn takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Windy City. Watch Daedalus and Icarus fly across the façade of the Savings of America Building—and wonder ifthe mural's location might carry a message for the financial industry. . . . A baboon with wings? A predatory grasshopper? Figure out for yourself just what Picasso's "gift toChicago"—a sculpture unveiled in 1967—represents.Want to stand out? You can do so at the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago, an all-glass architectural wonderattached to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Meet the man who travels the world impersonating President Obama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762759842
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Curiosities Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
913,335
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Scotti McAuliff Cohn is a writer and freelance editor specializing in history and young-adult fiction. Her other books include It Happened in North Carolina and More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women. After living for more than twenty years in North Carolina, she now makes her home in Bloomington, Illinois.

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