WBEZ | Thomas Dyja http://www.wbez.org/tags/thomas-dyja Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Thomas Dyja discusses his book "The Third Coast" http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/thomas-dyja-discusses-his-book-third-coast-107085 <p><p><strong>Thomas Dyja</strong>&nbsp;discusses his book&nbsp;<em>The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream</em>. Though today it can seem as if all American culture comes out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to-coast journey included a stop here, and this flow of people and commodities made it America&rsquo;s central clearinghouse, laboratory and factory.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CPL-webstory_34.jpg" title="" /></div><p>Recorded live April 18, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library.</p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 14:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/thomas-dyja-discusses-his-book-third-coast-107085