It's easy to get caught up in the hidden history of Ravenswood and Lake View, like the Harm's Park picnic that lasted fifty-four years or the political gimmickry of the Cowboy Mayor" of Chicago. Who can resist a double take over folk like the "Father of Ravenswood," who kept Chicago from falling to the Confederacy, or the "North Side's Benedict Arnold," who was sent to the electric chair during World War II? If you want to visit the days when the Cubs were the Spuds or debate whether Ravenswood is an actual neighborhood or just a state of mind, do it with longtime North Side journalist Patrick Butler in this curio shop of forgotten people and places."
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Patrick Butler is a lifelong Chicagoan who has covered the North Side for the past 35 years and currently writes for Inside Publications' Booster and News-Star. He served more than a dozen years as president of the Ravenswood/Lake View Historical Association and for several years anchored a a cable TV news/feature magazine, North Side Neighbors."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fun and easy to read with little known facts, this book is a must for any Chicagoan interested in history and the characters that made Chicago a city of neighborhoods.