Thomas Dyja

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 6:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St

Chicago, 

IL 

Presenter

Chicago Public Library
312-747-4300

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Thomas Dyja joins us to discuss his new book The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream. 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’s central clearinghouse, laboratory and factory.

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