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Liam T.A. Ford

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author is a fifth generation Chicagoan, born in the Austin neighborhood of the city.

Biography: Mr. Ford is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Liam T.A. Ford on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Soldier Field :
ISBN: 0226257061 OCLC: 489123796

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 2009.

Sports fans nationwide know Soldier Field as the home of the Chicago Bears. For decades its signature columns provided an iconic backdrop for gridiron matches. But few realize that the stadium has been much more than that. Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City explores how this amphitheater evolved from a public war memorial into a majestic arena that helped define Chicago. Chicago Tribune staff writer Liam Ford led the reporting on the stadium's controversial 2003 renovation--and simultaneously found himself unearthing a dramatic history. As he tells it, the tale of Soldier Field truly is the.