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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carol Jean Carlson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Carol Jean Carlson on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Carlson lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Jean Carlson is a writer, editor and past president of the Society of Midland Authors. She is on their board of directors and manages their annual literary competition. Carol has been managing director of Scrap Mettle SOUL, an oral history-based performance group headquartered in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.

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Titles At Your Library

Yesterday and Today: Chicago (Yesterday & Today)
ISBN: 1412715741

Publications International, Ltd.. 2009

Chicago: Yesterday & Today is a tribute to one of the most resilient, most distinctive, and most beautiful cities in America. In 192 pages of spectacular imagery and fascinating stories, this book shares unforgettable tales of Chicago s past and present.

Explore the Windy City through this gorgeous pictorial journey. Call it the City of the Big Shoulders, the City in a Garden, the Windy City , or the Second City , and discover the irresistible allure and captivating stories of Chicago, Illinois. Learn about:

The Chicago Fire of 1871 and the celebrated World s Fair in 1893
The railroads and canal that linked Chicago to the rest of the world
Scenic Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and miles of lakefront parks and beaches
The incomparable architecture of Chicago s skyline, including the Sears Tower, John Hancock Building, and Trump Tower
The world-class Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and Museum campus
Gangster Al Capone, shady politicians, pork belly futures, and jazz and blues
Immigrant neighborhoods, like Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Greek Delta
The Chicago hot dog and Chicago deep-dish pizza
Famous citizens Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, and Oprah Winfrey
Historic Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago s other iconic sports teams, the White Sox, the Bulls, and the Bears

Rare and nostalgic photos chronicle Chicago s history, mixing with stunning modern-day imagery and tales of the people, the architecture, the neighborhoods, and the soul of the city. Chicago: Yesterday & Today presents the full majesty of Chicago as you have never seen it.

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