New York: Whittlesey House, 1943. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Blue cloth. Blue stained top edge. Dust jacket. 354 pp.
Corners bumped. Slight cock to spine. Edge wear to jacket. 1.5" closed tear upper left corner of front jacket corner. Previous owner's bookplate on verson of front free endpaper and blind stamp on rear free endpaper. Signed by author on front free endpaper.
This is a scarce first-hand account of the history of the growth of Chicago into an industrial powerhouse, featuring anecdotes about many of its great sons and daughters, including Marshall Fields, Jane Addams, Cyrus McCormick, and many others. This copy is signed by socialist journalist Poole, a Pulitzer Prize winner for his novel His Family. Very good / good +. Item #1441