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Name:  Joseph Gustaitis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Joseph Gustaitis on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Gustaitis lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joseph Gustaitis, a freelance writer and editor living in Chicago, is the author of Chicago’s Greatest Year, 1893: The White City and the Birth of a Modern Metropolis and many articles in the popular history field. Previously, Gustaitis worked as an editor for Collier’s Year Book and Collier’s Encyclopedia. He has also worked in television and won an Emmy Award for writing for ABC-TV’s FYI program.

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Chicago transformed :
ISBN: 0809334984. OCLC Number: 952109827

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Chicago's greatest year, 1893 :
ISBN: 9780809332489. OCLC Number: 843881951

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

In 1893, the 27.5 million visitors to the Chicago World's Fair feasted their eyes on the impressive architecture of the White City, lit at night by thousands of electric lights. In addition to marveling at the revolutionary exhibits, most visitors discovered something else: beyond the fair's 633 acres lay a modern metropolis that rivaled the world's greatest cities. The Columbian Exposition marked Chicago's arrival on the world stage, but even without the splendor of the fair, 1893 would still have been Chicago's greatest year. An almost endless list of achievements took plac.