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Turn It Up: A Guided Tour Through the Worlds of Pop, Rock, Rap and More

Greg Kot

Turn It Up: A Guided Tour Through the Worlds of Pop, Rock, Rap and More by Greg KotFor nearly 25 years, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune has been reviewing all parts of the popular music world: from indie up-and-comers and underground hip-hop artists to arena-filling rock-and-rollers and celebrity pop superstars. Turn It Up: A Guided Tour Through the Worlds of Pop, Rock, Rap and More is the first-ever collection of Kot's Tribune articles, covering the years of 2000–2013.

Beyond informative and entertaining features, concert recaps, and album reviews, Turn It Up covers major issues associated with music and the music industry since the turn of the millennium. Kot delves deeply...

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Rattlebone

Maxine

Rattlebone by MaxineIn Rattlebone, a "fictional" black community north of Kansas City, the smell of manure and bacon from Armour's Packing House is everywhere; Shady Maurice's roadhouse plays the latest jazz; the best eggs are sold by the Red Quanders; and gospel rules at the Strangers Rest Baptist Church.

This is the black Midwest of the 1950s, when towns could count their white folks on one hand—the years before the Civil Rights movement came along and changed everything. In perfectly cadenced vernacular, Maxine Clair speaks to us through the voices of Rattlebone's citizens: October Brown, the new schoolteacher...

2014 / 8 / 12
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The Chicago Tribune Guide to Chicago: Restaurants, Bars, Theaters, Museums, Festivals, Sports and More

Chicago Tribune Staff

The Chicago Tribune Guide to Chicago: Restaurants, Bars, Theaters, Museums, Festivals, Sports and More by Chicago Tribune StaffThe Chicago Tribune Guide to Chicago is a quick and easy travel guide for the Chicago area, with recommendations from knowledgeable insiders at the Chicago Tribune. Featuring the extensive expertise of the city's most prominent newspaper, this guide is perfect for tourists and locals alike. Whether readers are planning a weekend getaway or an afternoon on the town, this book will reveal the best Chicago has to offer in dining, entertainment, museums, lodging, and more.

This convenient digital guide is ideal for the 21st-century traveler. Beyond top-notch pointers on what to do, where to go, and...

2014 / 9 / 22
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Speaking of Murder: A Novel

Jonathan Black

Speaking of Murder: A Novel by Jonathan BlackAfter a divorce and an early retirement from newspaper reporting, Hank Fowler's life is back on track—he has a girlfriend, steady freelance work, a teaching job—that is, until he gets a call from his old pal Chris Beckwith. Beckwith, his college roommate and a former drug-addict turned motivational speaker, is found dead not too long after. Following up on Chris's sudden death, Hank begins to unravel a series of gruesome murders, all involving motivational speakers.

Meanwhile, Rachel, newly divorced and trying to write a book, enrolls in Hank's writing class. With her help, Hank must track down...

2014 / 11 / 23
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Ditka: The Player, the Coach, the Chicago Bears Legend

Chicago Tribune Staff

Ditka: The Player, the Coach, the Chicago Bears Legend by Chicago Tribune StaffComposed of a carefully curated selection of archival Chicago Tribune columns and features, Ditka is a hard-hitting look at the Chicago Bears' legendary player and coach. Mike Ditka was drafted by the Bears as a tight end in 1961 and went on to earn Rookie of the Year honors, multiple Pro Bowl selections, and a 1963 championship ring with Chicago during his playing career.

Ditka retired in 1972 after stints with Philadelphia and Dallas (where he won Super Bowl VI), but he returned to Chicago as head coach in 1982. He became symbolic of the tough, hard-nosed, hyper-competitive style that defined...

2013 / 12 / 15
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Love Notes: Stories of Love, Loss and Coming Together

Chicago Tribune Staff

Love Notes: Stories of Love, Loss and Coming Together by Chicago Tribune StaffCollected from the Chicago Tribune column of the same name, Love Notes is an intimate look at the charms and challenges of love in the modern age. Containing 50 profiles, each a personal account of a couple finding love, this uplifting collection tells the unique story of a real-life people and the love that keeps them together. After each profile there is a set of mini-love stories, comprising short reader-submitted accounts of their own coming-together tales.

Love Notes presents the stories of relatable couples from all walks of life, sharing their diverse experiences and inspiriting happiness....

2013 / 12 / 30
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Weekends in Chicago: The Best in Arts, Entertainment, Eating, Drinking and More from the Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Staff

Weekends in Chicago: The Best in Arts, Entertainment, Eating, Drinking and More from the Chicago Tribune by Chicago Tribune StaffNearly 40 million people visit Chicago every year, but how many of them make a visit to Navy Pier and "The Bean" and call it quits? How many local residents and tourists from out of town scramble to make a compact itinerary of all Chicago has to offer? In a city with over 7,000 restaurants (including many of which that are world-class), more than 500 parks, over 200 theaters, 36 annual parades, 26 miles of lakefront, and innumerable street fests, how does anyone make sense of everything going on?

The award-winning staff of the Chicago Tribune has put together a straightforward guide to making...

2013 / 12 / 31
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Short Stories from Printers Row, Volume One

Chicago Tribune Staff

Short Stories from Printers Row, Volume One by Chicago Tribune StaffChicago Tribune's Printers Row: Fiction 2012 is a fiction anthology of 32 short stories and novel excerpts collected from the Chicago Tribune's weekly Printers Row literary supplement. Writers included in this anthology are Edie Meidav, Karen E. Bender, Claire Vaye Watkins, Lawrence Norfolk, Benjamin Percy, Scott Kaukonen, and more.

Early in 2012, the Chicago Tribune launched its "Printers Row" membership program for those who love books, authors, and conversations about the ideas they generate. The centerpiece is a weekly journal that includes author profiles, book reviews, and Printers Row...

2013 / 12 / 31
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Hawkeytown: The Chicago Blackhawks' Unforgettable 2013 Season

Chicago Tribune Staff

Hawkeytown: The Chicago Blackhawks' Unforgettable 2013 Season by Chicago Tribune StaffThe Chicago Blackhawks played an abbreviated but unforgettable 2013 season. It began with a 5-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, continued with a record-setting 24-game run to start the season without a regulation loss and ended with a mighty march toward a second National Hockey League championship in four seasons.

Hawkeytown: The Chicago Blackhawks' Unforgettable 2013 Season captures all of those thrilling moments through news reports, columns and photos that originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune. From a long labor dispute that finally ended in January...

2014 / 1 / 2
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Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living

Amy Dickinson

Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living by Amy DickinsonFor a decade, Amy Dickinson has been the Chicago Tribune's signature general advice columnist, helping readers with questions both personal and pressing. Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living is a collection of over 200 question-and-answer columns taken from 2011–2013.

As the highly popular successor to the legendary Ann Landers, Dickinson answers readers' questions with care and attention, while also providing a plainspoken, straight-shooting dose of reality that often only comes to us from close friends. Dickinson's advice is rooted in honesty and trust, which is why so many readers turn to her...

2014 / 1 / 3
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The Journey: Questions and Answers About Retirement Saving, Investing and Health Care

Janet Kidd Stewart

The Journey: Questions and Answers About Retirement Saving, Investing and Health Care by Janet Kidd StewartPlanning for retirement can be as complicated as it is daunting, especially if you don't have the wisdom of a financial planner at your side. It is with that in mind that Janet Kidd Stewart writes the weekly Chicago Tribune column "The Journey," which provides intelligent, straightforward, and personalized tips on how to best save for retirement.

Now the best of Janet Kidd Stewart's sage advice has been conveniently collected in The Journey: Questions and Answers About Retirement Saving, Investing and Health Care. Taken from her weekly Chicago Tribune columns, this book can serve as an excellent...

2014 / 1 / 4
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MBA Starter Kit: Your Guide to Options, Finances and Value in a Master of Business Administration Degree in Chicago

Chicago Tribune Staff

MBA Starter Kit: Your Guide to Options, Finances and Value in a Master of Business Administration Degree in Chicago by Chicago Tribune StaffThe Chicago Tribune's annual guide for prospective MBA students, MBA Starter Kit is the ultimate guide for anyone interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration graduate degree. Covering the latest global hiring trends and salary outlooks, as well as the myriad opportunities afforded by an MBA, this book is a must-read for anyone who thinks they might be interested in an MBA.

MBA Starter Kit, which comprises the Chicago Tribune's 2013 features and the best of the 2012 features from this annual special section, provides invaluable insight into the challenges currently facing MBA programs...

2014 / 1 / 4
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Draining Dixon: How Rita Crundwell Embezzled More Than $50 Million from Her Illinois Town

Chicago Tribune Staff

Draining Dixon: How Rita Crundwell Embezzled More Than $50 Million from Her Illinois Town by Chicago Tribune StaffRita Crundwell is the true-life account, as recorded by the award-winning staff of the Chicago Tribune, of the Dixon, Illinois, comptroller who embezzled over $50 million from municipal coffers during a twenty-year career in local government. From 1983 to April 2012, Crundwell kept an eye over virtually every dollar that passed through the small town of Dixon's accounts, while also running one of the most successful horse farms in America. When the story broke that this municipal employee was the subject of an investigation, almost no one was aware of the entire shocking truth.

This book follows...

2014 / 1 / 4
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Remarkable Women: Interviews with Inspiring Chicagoland Women

Chicago Tribune Staff

Remarkable Women: Interviews with Inspiring Chicagoland Women by Chicago Tribune StaffA collection of articles from the Chicago Tribune's popular feature that profiles the life of a different Chicago-area woman every week, telling their most fascinating stories from youth through to the present. These women are everyday examples of inspiring, hardworking, and determined role models whose successes are too often overshadowed.

These are stories of women who make a positive difference in society and their surrounding environments. From nonprofit organizers to business executives, local educators to community leaders, and athletes to artists, this book features an eclectic mix of...

2014 / 1 / 4
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Artists, Obsessives and Chicago Originals: Selected Articles

Christopher Borrelli

Artists, Obsessives and Chicago Originals: Selected Articles by Christopher BorrelliReporter Christopher Borrelli has a fascination with the quirky and the obsessive, and a talent for finding unique angles and stories when it comes to artists, entertainers, and everyday people. This book collects his in-depth profiles of celebrities, as well as profiles and commentary on everyday people he affectionately calls "obsessives." The kind of folk who fascinate Borrelli can be workers at a local prop shop, carhops at the fast-food chain Sonic, or a video collective that has over 4,000 VHS copies of Jerry Maguire. But regardless of the quirks of a featured subject, Borrelli gives an...
2014 / 1 / 5
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Good Eating's Passover Recipes: Traditional and Unique Recipes for the Seder Meal and Holiday Week

Chicago Tribune Staff

Good Eating's Passover Recipes: Traditional and Unique Recipes for the Seder Meal and Holiday Week by Chicago Tribune StaffGood Eating's Passover Recipes is a straightforward, creative guide to preparing both traditional and inventive dishes for the Seder as well as the holiday week. This collection takes dozens of mouth-watering recipes from the Chicago Tribune, which has been publishing delicious Passover-friendly recipes for years. It is written in the helpful, distinctive tone of the paper's award-winning staff and includes beautiful full-color photography.

This book features the classic staples of any terrific Passover meal, including matzo ball soup, brisket, haroset, gefilte fish, tzimmes, kugel, cakes, and...

2014 / 1 / 5
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Breakfast & Brunch 101: Master Breakfast and Brunch with 101 Great Recipes

Perrin Davis

Breakfast & Brunch 101: Master Breakfast and Brunch with 101 Great Recipes by Perrin DavisThe 101 series expands with an all-new, everything-you-need-to-know guide to great recipes for breakfast and brunch. This cookbook features 101 delicious, diverse, and accessible recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen tested. Breakfast & Brunch 101 also features a simple, contemporary-looking design that's as practical as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that enhance the book's utility and visual appeal. These practical, hands-on kitchen resources also look great on the...
2014 / 1 / 27
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Soups & Stews 101: Master Soups and Stews with 101 Great Recipes

Kate DeVivo

Soups & Stews 101: Master Soups and Stews with 101 Great Recipes by Kate DeVivoThe 101 series expands with an all-new, everything-you-need-to-know guide to making delicious soups and stews. This cookbook features 101 delicious, diverse, and accessible recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen tested. Soups & Stews 101 also features a simple, contemporary-looking design that's as practical as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that enhance the book's utility and visual appeal. These practical, hands-on kitchen resources also look great on the kitchen bookshelf--and...
2014 / 1 / 27
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Good Eating's Fine Dining in Chicago: The Chicago Tribune Guide to the City's Top-Rated Restaurants

Phil Vettel

Good Eating's Fine Dining in Chicago: The Chicago Tribune Guide to the City's Top-Rated Restaurants by Phil VettelCompiled directly from the Chicago Tribune's restaurant reviews, Good Eating's Fine Dining in Chicago is an authoritative collection of the best restaurants in Chicago, including the 2012 and 2013 Michelin-star rated restaurants as well as all of the restaurants rated by the newspaper as four stars. Author and longtime Chicago Tribune dining critic brings the experience of dining in the city's most acclaimed restaurants to life with his warm, accessible writing and extensive expertise.

In the past decade, Chicago has become an international destination for fine cuisine, home to master chefs like...

2014 / 1 / 27
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Fighting Rabies: A Chicago Zoo's Efforts to Eradicate an African Epidemic

Steve Johnson

Fighting Rabies: A Chicago Zoo's Efforts to Eradicate an African Epidemic by Steve JohnsonThis book comprises a series of Chicago Tribune articles on the Lincoln Park Zoo's partnership with the Serengeti Health Initiative to eradicate the spread and infection rate of rabies in Tanzania. Complete with full-color photography of the villagers, their homes, and the surrounding African wildlife and landscapes, Fighting Rabies is a powerful and illustrative investigation into the efforts to eliminate a vicious disease in a ravaged community.

Over 70,000 people die every year from rabies infections, many of whom live in remote and impoverished areas of Africa. This epidemic—prevalent in...

2014 / 1 / 27
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