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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Greg Borzo  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Borzo is from Chicago's Northwest side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Greg Borzo has a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is an award-winning journalist and editor. In addition to having completed hundreds freelance jobs, Greg has been a full-time reporter, editor and/or writer at Modern Railroads Magazine, Traffic World, International Thompson Transport Press, The Business Word, American Medical Association, Harcourt Brace, The Field Museum, Momentum Magazine and University of Chicago.

Published Works

  • The Chicago L, Arcadia Publishing, 2007
  • Where to Bike Chicago: Best Biking in City and Suburbs , BA Press, 2011
  • Chicago Cable Cars, The History Press, 2012
  • Chicago's Fabulous Fountains, Southern Illinois University Press, 2017
  • Lost Restaurants of Chicago, The History Press, 2018

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Chicago "L" /
ISBN: 0738551007. OCLC Number:

Arcadia Pub.,. Charleston, SC :. ©2007.

Chicago :
ISBN: 0980750229. OCLC Number:

BA Press,. [Port Kembla, NSW] :. 2011.

Chicago cable cars /
ISBN: 1609493273. OCLC Number:

History Press,. Charleston, SC :. 2012.

Rattle back into a time when Chicago was a city of cable cars. For almost one-quarter of a century, Chicago boasted the largest cable car system the world has ever seen, transporting more than one billion riders. Borzo guides readers through the fascinating story of the rise and fall of this aspects of Chicago's transit history.

Chicago's fabulous fountains /
ISBN: 0809335794. OCLC Number:

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"[This book] presents in words and pictures many of the more than one hundred outdoor public fountains in Chicago, informing readers about their origin and place in the city"--

Lost restaurants of Chicago /
ISBN: 1625859333. OCLC Number:

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"Many of Chicago's greatest or most unusual restaurants are "no longer taking reservations," but they're definitely not forgotten. From steakhouses to delis, these dining destinations attracted movie stars, fed the hungry, launched nationwide trends and created a smorgasbord of culinary choices. Stretching across almost two centuries of memorable service and adventurous menus, this book revisits the institutions entrusted with the city's special occasions. Noted author Greg Borzo dishes out course after course of fondly remembered fare, from Maxim's to Charlie Trotter's and Trader Vic's to the Blackhawk."--Back cover.

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