The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja
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The Third Coast Summary
Though today it can seem as if all American culture comes out of New York and Los Angeles, much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory. Between the end of World War II and 1960, Mies van der Rohe's glass and steel architecture became the face of corporate America, Ray Kroc's McDonald's changed how we eat, Hugh Hefner unveiled Playboy, and the Chess brothers supercharged rock and roll with Chuck Berry. At the University of Chicago, the atom was split and Western civilization was packaged into the Great Books.
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"Starred Review. a luminous, empathetic, and engrossing portrait of a city." - Publishers Weekly
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Thomas Dyja is the author of several novels, including the Casey Award-winning Play for a Kingdom, as well as works of nonfiction. A native of Chicago's Northwest Side, he was once called 'a real Chicago boy' by Studs Terkel. He now lives in New York City.
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