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A Chicago book that holds special meaning to me

Albert DeGenova


“City On The Make overflows with colorful colloquial language and sensual descriptions of Chicago and its people. But poetically, the book vibrates as does the music of Chicago with all its rhythms and sounds, jazz and el trains. Though Chicago: City On The Make may be historically dated, Algren’s Chicago reality becomes tactile, visceral and enduring in its truth. Our culture and swagger, the accent of our speech, all the dark sides and corruption of Chicago are what make her the loveliest of lovelies to this day.”

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