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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Irving Cutler  

Pen Name: Irving H. Cutler

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1923 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Cutler lives in Chicago. He graduated from Herzl Junior College in Chicago, University of Chicago and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cutler is author of several books and numerous articles, including two award-winning books about Chicago. He is professor emeritus of urban geography at Chicago State University. He is a founding member of the Chicago Jewish Historical Society and also has served as president of the Geographic Society of Chicago. Cutler has written extensively on Chicago and is well known for his tours by boat and bus and for his illustrated lectures on various aspects of Chicago.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The Jews of Chicago :
ISBN: 0252076443. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. 2009.

Jewish Chicago :
ISBN: 0738501301. OCLC Number:

Arcadia,. Chicago :. ©2000.

Captures the evolution of the Jewish people of Chicago, from their immigrant beginnings in the 1840s to their present-day communities. It is a story of the cultural, religious, economic, and everyday life of Chicago's Jews.

Chicago, metropolis of the mid-continent /
ISBN: 0809327023. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. 2006.

Chicago's Jewish West Side /
ISBN: 0738560154. OCLC Number:

Arcadia Pub.,. Charleston, SC :. ©2009.

For nearly half a century, the greater Lawndale area was the vibrant, spirited center of Jewish life in Chicago. It contained almost 40 percent of the city's entire Jewish population with over 70 synagogues and numerous active Jewish organizations and institutions. This book will bring back memories for those who lived there and retell the story of Jewish life on the West Side for those who did not.


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