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City of Scoundrels

Annotation
The masterfully told story of 12 volatile days in the life of Chicago, when an aviation disaster, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder transfixed and roiled a city already on the brink of collapse.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Sociological
TopicsCity planning
Disaster
Aviation history
Race riots
Transportation
Labor strikes
Child murders
City life
Summer
Social conditions
SettingChicago
Illinois
City
Urban