Twentieth Century Life on Chicago's Far North Side

Neighborhoods Within Neighborhoods Front Cover

Published in 2006, this collection of recollections from Rogers Park and West Ridge with long connection to individual neighborhoods tells  personal stories of 2oth Century life in our community.

Create by Neal Samours and Michael Williams, with Mary Jo Doyle, the book begins with a Forward by Chicago business writer and long-time West Ridge resident Dan Miller, with special reflections about the community by author/historian Ira Berkow, television personality Hugh Downs, TV news producer Steve Friedman and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Then, chapter by chapter, neighborhood by neighborhood, photos from our archives and excerpts from more than 100 interviews with past and present neighborhood residents provide details of daily life that no other form of history can match.  

Taken together, these oral histories create a mosaic of 20th Century life that anyone with an interest in Chicago history will enjoy and value.

Neighborhoods within Neighborhoods Back Cover

Available at selected neighborhood retailers or order directly from us. 

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