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 the Bears through the 80s. Following the 1985 Bears' unforgettable season and Super Bowl victory, Ditka was enshrined as a hero in the minds of Bears fans everywhere.
Ditka will take readers on a fascinating and entertaining ride through the words of the award-winning Chicago Tribune journalists who covered "Iron Mike" for six decades. From his playing career to his coaching career, from personal triumphs to mishaps and scandals, Ditka is the ultimate fans' guide to the career and life of a Hall of Famer who came to define Chicago football in the modern age.
Featuring a unique and creative set of entrees, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, this book is perfect for anyone trying to expand their Thanksgiving repertoire or find inspiration in preparing the perfect holiday meal. Simple holiday treats and savory autumnal favorites make this book a must-have, and the friendly, distinctive tone of the Chicago Tribune makes it a straightforward and accessible resource for any home cook.
Featuring unique and creative entrees, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts, this book is perfect for anyone trying to expand their Christmas repertoire or seeking inspiration for the perfect holiday meal. Simple holiday treats and savory favorites make this book a must-have, and the friendly, distinctive tone of the Chicago Tribune makes it a straightforward and accessible resource for any home cook.
An engaging and helpful introduction to baking quick breads precedes recipes that cover everything from scones, muffins, and pancakes to biscuits, savory loaves, and sweet loaves baked with fruits, nuts, and spices. For those who rarely bake, or even for those who regularly do looking for something new, quick breads are perfect sure-success recipes that can be prepared for any occasion.
Written in the friendly tone of the Chicago Tribune and compiled from recipes kitchen-tested by the staff's award-winning food writers, Good Eating's Quick Breads is a terrific addition to any home cook's library. Filled with full-color photographs, helpful hints, and interesting back-stories, this book is a wonderful, straightforward way to add a unique twist to any chef's repertoire.
Born from the Chicago Tribune’s own test kitchen, the recipes feature friendly introductions and conversational tips from experienced food editors. All the recipes are easy to find and logically organized under the following categories: dips and spreads, snacks, appetizers and small plates, savory tarts and pizzas, salads, breads, scones and muffins, cookies and bars, desserts, nonalcoholic drinks, and cocktails.
Good Eating's Party Snacks and Appetizers is a go-to resource every home cook should have on the shelf, at the ready to add variety to any party or gathering. With quick and unique recipes like "Artichoke and Pesto Pizza" to "Apricot and Yogurt Parfait with Salted Pistachio Brittle," your guests will never want to leave.
Ultimately, Dave Duerson committed suicide on February 17, 2011. They key to this tragic end may be his request that his brain be studied after his death; Duerson ended his life by shooting himself in the chest.
The tragedy of Duerson stems from the unseen emotional and physical trauma suffered by a deeply troubled man. Years of absorbing the grueling hits that have made the NFL America's most popular sport left Duerson with severe symptoms of memory loss, confusion, and depression, which would posthumously be diagnosed as the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Duerson was uncommonly successful after his football career ended, but his fortunes turned rapidly, and CTE could be pointed to as a factor. He lost both his wife and his business as he suffered through extreme bouts of depression. He was convicted for spousal abuse and endured bankruptcy filing. His role as gatekeeper between former NFL players and the benefit funds they sought from the NFLPA put him squarely at odds with many of his peers.
In the 2003, Duerson's mother--whom he considered his best friend--passed away on the day before Thanksgiving. Six years later, his father died on November 18. When Duerson's three siblings informed him that they would bury their father on November 28, Duerson's 49th birthday, he said, "I consider myself strong and all of that. I'd lived the so-called celebrity life, and they considered me the golden child of my family. But, you know, I think they missed the part where I'm a human." Duerson, unlike his siblings, experienced the bruising physical punishment of a sport the human body was not made to endure. The punishing hits that brought him glory and the adulation of fans left him with a damaged brain and a life in ruins.
The harshest truth of this tragedy is that Duerson is only one of many former athletes who are facing these conditions. Football players and hockey players, from the prep and professional levels, are all seeing some of their ranks diagnosed with this condition. The punishment athletes absorb has become more damaging than any of us could have imagined when these games were invented.
More than just the tragic story of one man, Duerson is a powerful and reminder that something must be done to protect the athletes competing in our professional and amateur sports arenas. The award-winning reporting of the Chicago Tribune that comprises Duerson brings these issues to the forefront of our national discussion on sports, entertainment, and health, while also bringing to light the dark truths of one man's struggle with what happens when these issues are ignored and unresolved.
Beyond the Ivy: 100 Years of Wrigley Field is a beautifully illustrated collection that captures the timeless charm of the "Friendly Confines." With contributions from beloved Chicago Tribune writers like Mike Royko, Christopher Borrelli, Paul Sullivan, Phil Vettel, and more, this book is a dazzling celebration of a national landmark and the gem of Chicago's north side. Stories of homers and blunders, heroes and villains, and triumph and tragedy are spread throughout this book, allowing readers to relive all their favorite memories right in the palm of their hands.
From the time the plot of land bound by the streets Clark, Addison, Sheffield, and Waveland was the Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, to the construction of Weeghman Park and its renaming as Wrigley Field, this stadium has not only hosted baseball, football, and hockey, but also a century's worth of ever-changing trends in music, food, and fashion. Readers can finally join in on Wrigley's centennial celebration with this entertaining and fascinating book detailing what may very well be Chicago’s greatest contribution to baseball. Beyond the Ivy, in tracing the roots of Major League Baseball's second oldest ballpark, has created a testament that—much like the cherished construction it profiles—will surely stand the test of time.
Try out traditional favorites and exotic experiments, all by following the straightforward step-by-step instructions from the Chicago Tribune's award-winning food writing staff. This book features desserts tailored for season and occasion, as well as beautiful full-color photography and the simple search-and-find interface of every Good Eating cookbook.
2011's disappointing end marked the fourth time in the previous five seasons that the Bears failed to make the playoffs. While the most direct cause of the Bears' late-season slump was quarterback Jay Cutler's freak thumb injury in Week 11, a lack of depth, adaptability, and success in the draft meant the lion's share of the blame fell on general manager Jerry Angelo. He, along with controversial offensive coordinator Mike Martz, were dismissed at season's end and replaced by long-time scouting director Phil Emery and former offensive line coach Mike Tice, respectively.
While Bears onlookers expected a big move during free agency, Emery surprised everyone by making one of his first acquisitions the all-pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Marshall, who played with Cutler for the Denver Broncos, instantly became the most talented receiver ever to grace a Bears roster. The reunion continued when another former Bronco, Jeremy Bates, was brought in to be the quarterbacks coach, completing the triumvirate that helped Cutler and Marshall put up some of their best statistical seasons in Denver. It seemed like the Bears were finally surrounding Cutler with the level of talent he would need to thrive in the pass-happy NFL.
Despite added weapons on the offensive end, many questions persisted as the off-season continued. Would Matt Forte's tense contract negotiations be solved before training camp or would a lengthy, damaging holdout follow? Would unheralded first-round pick Shea McClellin help the Bears defensive line issues or would Emery's gamble echo the many draft busts of his predecessor? Would the offensive line protect Cutler enough for him to take advantage of his new weapons? Would Brian Urlacher return at peak form following his gruesome knee injury and mysterious surgery?
Your 2012 Chicago Bears is the complete guide to all of the 2012 Bears storylines and an in-depth wrap-up of all of the team's off-season moves. This book will make sure fans are caught up on anything missed over the summer and get them ready for a Bears season filled with high expectations. Edited by the award-winning journalists of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears' march to Super Bowl XLVII begins here.
The award-winning staff of the Chicago Tribune has put together a straightforward guide to making focused two- or three-day long trips to the Windy City, simply titled Weekends in Chicago. In this handy and fun ebook, the city's foremost experts and cultural critics divine the best the city has to offer in arts, entertainment, dining, drinking, and sightseeing. Each chapter is a carefully curated selection of any number of fun activities, specifically crafted into a full itinerary that gives readers a broad variety of potential weekend trips.
Perfect for both locals looking to expand their knowledge of Chicago and tourists who want to avoid the same-old, same-old, Weekends in Chicago is a unique and thoughtful handbook for how to best experience the city. There are dedicated chapters for architecture enthusiasts, theater lovers, vegans, adventurers, foodies, indie music fans, book worms, jazz and blues aficionados, and so much more. Add in an extensive listing of seasonal activities (including the city's proliferate street fests), and Weekends in Chicago is sure to be a terrific 21st-century travel guide for the Second City.
Chicago's vibrant and discursive sports culture has perhaps never been more fully on display than during Derrick Rose's lost season. Following his gut-wrenching knee injury in the 2012 playoffs, Rose began the Bulls' 2012–2013 campaign recovering and rehabilitating, and neither team nor player definitively declared a date for his return.
As rumors swirled of Rose's estimated return to a scrappy Bulls team, local fans became increasingly frustrated. Debate raged over talk radio and the blogosphere, misinformation would spread like wildfire, snappy soundbites became amplified like city air raid sirens, and grainy video clips of Rose practicing would be pored over with investigative scrutiny.
This book takes readers on the 2012–2013 season's roller-coaster ride of speculation and hope, and concludes with the initial optimism surrounding Rose's 2013 preseason promise and the eventual devastation of his second season-ending injury. Derrick Rose is the full story of Chicago's homegrown superstar as only the Chicago Tribune could tell it.
The 2012–13 Chicago Bulls, comprised of the off-season's best Chicago Tribune sports coverage, will guide fans through the wake of that painful playoff loss and the subsequent crucial signings, trades, and updates on Rose's rehabilitation. Die-hard fans and casual observers alike will appreciate the recap of the controversial off-season, written in the straightforward and insightful manner of the Chicago Tribune's award-winning journalists.
In this book, readers will get in-depth analysis of these off-season moves and a breakdown on all the new faces on this year's Bulls roster. As the team works to overcome Rose's injury, the dismantling of the "Bench Mob," and many fans’ opinion that the front office chose financial decision-making over "basketball decisions," readers can prepare for another season where Coach Tom Thibodeau will try to mold this group into a winning team as they anxiously await the return of Derrick Rose.
This book features the best reporting and commentary on the team from the award-winning staff of the Chicago Tribune, recapping the Irish's magical 12-0 regular season through the eyes of veteran college football reporters and columnists. Golden Season is the perfect way to celebrate Notre Dame's undefeated regular season campaign and look back at the national championship game versus the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
Century of Progress is a collection of rare photographs from the world's fair that has been carefully chosen from the Chicago Tribune's voluminous archives. Featuring an informative introduction by Tribune reporter and historian Ron Grossman, this book documents one of the most expansive displays of technological advancement and cultural diversity that took place in the 20th century. The lakefront exposition, on the present site of McCormick Place and Northerly Island, opened on May 27, 1933, and was reopened in 1934 at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who hoped it would stimulate the Depression-era economy.
This book is an engrossing and fascinating look at the numerous sides of the "A Century of Progress Exposition": the whimsical attractions, the architectural and scientific achievements, the palpable spirit of fun, and the occasionally unsavory exhibits of differing cultures. At a time when the entire U.S. population numbered just over 125 million people, the Chicago world's fair left an indelible mark on the collective consciousness of American culture, and Century of Progress captures that feeling as only a photograph can.
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 to the gritty and inspired performances of forward Patrick Sharp, goaltender Corey Crawford and team captain Jonathan Toews, among others, Hawkeytown is a special keepsake for any true Hawks fan.
Good Eating's Cocktail Recipes is a highly useful and easily searchable guide—pull it up on your Smartphone or keep it on a nearby tablet. Conveniently organized by base liquor, this book allows readers to explore their favorite spirits more extensively and to try exotic drinks through proven recipes. Whether cocktail aficionados favor vodka, rum, gin, tequila, brandy, or whiskey, or are intrigued by Campari, sherry, and absinthe, this book has it all.
Emphasizing simplicity, this book offers a variety of drinks featuring two-or-three ingredients, such as Sidecars and Manhattans. But for the more adventurous sort, unique gourmet creations like the Orange Jazz (combining citrus-infused vodka with Jasmine tea) will satisfy any craving for craft cocktails. Good Eating's Cocktail Recipes is a fun, easygoing, and modern take on mixology, helping thirsty readers find easy yet creative approaches to fresh, artisanal drinks for any occasion.
Each recipe offers a series of helpful tips, suggestions, and comments on dish adaptations, and the entries are grouped into six categories: All About the Sauce, Meatballs & Other Accessories, Hand Made Pasta, Keep It Simple, Classic Comforts, and With a Twist. Aside from pasta, recipes for sauces and meatballs are also featured, including “Homemade Ricotta,” “Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce,” and “Uncooked Tomato Sauce.”
Originating as one of the gems of Italian cuisine, pasta has become a staple in American cooking. This book is the ultimate mix of hearty and healthy, creative and quick, as well as light and filling. Combining flavorful classics and nutritious new recipes, Good Eating’s Creative Pasta will extend any home cook’s noodle repertoire by providing tasty dishes that will surely be savored.
Many of these photographs have never been seen outside of Chicago's Tribune Tower, but all of them are high-quality scans of original glass-plate negatives, making them historically significant to both photography buffs and readers interested in Capone. The introduction by the Chicago Tribune's associate managing photo/video editor details this process in an illuminating, fascinating fashion.
Al Capone's first section gives readers a look inside Capone's luxurious and illicit gangster lifestyle—vacation homes, mob funerals, gun-toting arrests—up to the time of the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929. The second part follows Capone's 1931 indictment, trial, and sentencing on charges of defrauding the government and violating prohibition. The third section introduces readers to a mob target who evaded assassination for decades, and one who was not so lucky. The fourth part follows up with Al Capone's brother, Ralph, and the fifth part focuses on Capone's death.
Good Eating's Holiday Cookies is a comprehensive collection of the best holiday cookies as curated from over a decade's worth of reader submissions to the Chicago Tribune. It is an eclectic and delicious mix of recipes both traditional and modern, representing the diverse cultural makeup and skill sets of Chicago Tribune readers.
Complete with full-color photography and helpful baking tips, this book brings the friendly, distinctive tone of the Chicago Tribune home for the holidays. From cookie classics to twists on old standards, such as Tropical Nuevo Latino Cookies, Dorie's Dark and Stormies, and Grandma Grump's Peanut Butter Drizzles, Good Eating's Holiday Cookies provides any home baker with a plethora of possibilities for any holiday party.
Each recipe provides a series of healthy eating tips and is grouped into categories based on its main ingredients, including greens, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, poultry, meat, seafood, rice, grains, beans, pasta, fruit, and dressings. Especially useful is the book’s broad selection of winter salads, including delicious whole-grain salads and tips on seasonal produce. Each section is introduced by an entertaining narrative passage informing readers on topics such as the rise in popularity of Romaine lettuce and kale or the history behind the Caesar and Cobb salads. Good Eating’s Seasonal Salads also offers the culinary creations of several experienced cooks who provide their own perspectives and voice to the recipes.
Salads are versatile and healthful options for snacks or meals, lunch or dinner, summer or winter, and they let home cooks save money by creatively using leftovers in refreshing ways. Good Eating’s Seasonal Salads is ideal for novice and expert home cooks alike who are looking to prepare healthy, inexpensive, and appetizing salads using the freshest year-round ingredients.
This convenient digital guide is ideal for the 21st-century traveler. Beyond top-notch pointers on what to do, where to go, and how to get there, this ebook can be read on any smartphone or electronic reader. Instead of lugging around clunky guide books or cumbersome maps, travelers can download this book and have the city at their fingertips.
Brief descriptions and details follow every recommended destination, including an address, phone number, and website link. Toggle straight from ebook to phone as everything you need is in the palm of your hand. Let the Chicago Tribune help get you started on exploring the city and surrounding suburbs.
Grant Achatz: The Remarkable Rise of America's Most Celebrated Young Chef, a collection of articles taken from the Chicago Tribune, is an up-close examination of Achatz's personal history and international impact in the culinary world. Included are rare interviews on Achatz's humble beginnings as a young chef and modest lifestyle, stories from his stint as executive chef of Evanston, Illinois's four-star restaurant Trio, long-unseen restaurant reviews, as well as features on his innovative restaurants Aviary and Next, which play with Achatz's trademark concept of molecular gastronomy and the importance of presentation and memory in fine dining.
In the middle of all this success, Achatz was diagnosed with stage-four squamous cell carcinoma, a rare cancer afflicting the tongue that completely eliminated Achatz's sense of taste. Told he would die if he did not have his tongue surgically removed, Achatz tenaciously clung to the belief he would be able to regain the sense most vital to his extraordinary talent. While undergoing experimental treatment to regain his sense of taste, Achatz continued to manage Alinea and even improved it despite his professionally debilitating condition. Miraculously, Achatz made a full recovery and regained his ability to taste while going on to open one of the culinary world's most discussed and praised new restaurants: Next.
Grant Achatz tells the story of the man at the forefront of modern culinary trends and the world's top-rated restaurants, as seen through both his own eyes and the journalists who have been covering his fights against the odds from the beginning.
How do you give a good wedding toast? How do you fix a clogged drain? How do you bowl without hurting anyone? Questions like these—some highly practical, others wildly funny—make up this engaging do-it-yourself guide. Collected from the Chicago Tribune how-to columns called "Life Skills," this book is filled with often humorous instructions on performing a variety of tasks.
Some are truly useful pieces of advice on technical topics with straight-forward explanations, while others are good for a laugh or cover the more ambiguous grey areas of social interactions. Areas covered include:
Basics (sew a button, wrap a gift, shine your shoes)
At the Office (clean keyboard, ask for a raise, DIY facial massage)
Play (pack for road trips, teach bike riding, photograph a dog)
Technical (changing tires, fixing faucets, loading moving trucks)
Social (flirting, tipping, breaking up)
Pension Games is a hard-hitting expose that reveals how former mayor Richard M. Daley used pension funds to make political deals and give oversized pensions to all sorts of city workers—himself included. By looking at the history of the pension system, the nature of the laws themselves, and a trove of primary materials, investigative journalists have uncovered rampant corruption and uncorrected failures that have led to an attempt at state-wide pension reform.
This book clearly details the exact makeup of arcane pension laws that have allowed this crisis to cripple public finances, while never before examined primary documents and pension records reveal the complex nature of this problem. Pension Games helps explain the origins, cause, and nature of the issues afflicting the residents of Chicago and Illinois in straightforward, aboveboard terms, making the convoluted ins and outs of pensions quite accessible. Complementing this analysis of public records and finances are profiles and case studies of specific individuals, bringing the results of the system's misuse and abuse to life.
As the Tribune continued to investigate the issues at the heart of the pension problem, it eventually triggered an official look into pension reform in Illinois, as well as a new federal investigation of several union officials' pensions in Chicago. The immediate and long-term crises posed by a pension system unhinged are at the forefront of public officials' minds, not the least of whom include Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn. If they cannot reform these public finance systems, it may easily be their own political careers that will pay the price. What's more is that many of any convictions or revelations that come out of the reformation process and federal investigation may taint if not undo the largely positive legacy of Richard M. Daley.
For the first time ever, one book examines the breadth and depth of the pension problem in Illinois and Chicago, and it is a problem that will only continue to be in the news until major reforms can be enacted. Even after, the fallout from decades of pension abuse will not only affect the Midwest's largest hub of political and economic activity in Chicago and Illinois, but it will have major repercussions for cities and states across the nation struggling with the same issues.
Good Eating's Cheap Eats in Chicago is perfect for the hardworking student, the budget-conscious traveler, and the city or suburban family seeking an inexpensive night out that doesn't compromise on taste. Affordable options in popular hotspots like Lincoln Park and the Loop are revealed, along with the best of diverse neighborhoods like Andersonville, Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, and Hyde Park. Even going beyond the city limits, this book explores the best low-cost suburban restaurants in towns like Downers Grove, Naperville, Evanston, and many others.
For delicious dining on a budget, Good Eating's Cheap Eats in Chicago is a handy, straightforward guide for both longtime locals and first-time visitors to celebrate the Chicago area for its eclectic range of cuisines, dining styles, and beautiful neighborhoods.
For 20 years, one of the most dynamic, accomplished figures in American politics had never even been elected to a position of executive power. Then in early 2011, Rahm Emanuel was elected to supplant Richard M. Daley as mayor of Chicago. Comprised of two decades of Chicago Tribune articles, The Rise of Rahm is a fast-paced retrospective on the bold, authoritative, and often controversial methods of Rahm Emanuel.
The Rise of Rahm tracks the ascent of Emanuel from his direction of Bill Clinton's 1992 campaigns through his first year as mayor. In between, The Rise of Rahm explores Emanuel’s years in the Clinton and Obama White Houses, his 2002 congressional run, his exemplary orchestration of the 2006 Democratic sweep of Congress, as well as his successful mayoral campaign. Infamous stories are detailed of mailed fish and lost fingers, as well as countless examples of Emanuel’s ruthless tactics and brazen vulgarities. The Rise of Rahm is a gripping and telling read on Rahm Emanuel's political ascendance.
This book features the classic staples of any terrific Passover meal, including matzo ball soup, brisket, haroset, gefilte fish, tzimmes, kugel, cakes, and other desserts. Additionally, there are variations on traditional recipes and unique entrees and sides, such as caponata, Moroccan meatballs, salmon cakes, and cucumber-wasabi sauce. All of the recipes included can be adopted for varying levels of Kosher for Passover observance practices.
With helpful recipe introductions and tips from food editors, Good Eating's Classic Home Recipes is perfect for anyone searching for old favorites and new standards alike. This book features a rich array of breakfast and brunch dishes, soups and salads, pastas, poultry, beef, breads, as well as cakes and pies—plenty of choices for any home cook looking for inspiration in the kitchen. Sweet and savory options for every meal makes Good Eating's Classic Home Recipes a must-have resource for holiday cooking, and dishes such as “Cheesy Grits” or “Slow-Cooker Beef and Guinness Stew” are perfect to be shared with family and friends for holidays, parties, and gatherings of any kind.
This book follows the chronological history of Rita Crundwell's career as the Dixon, Illinois, comptroller, while also exploring her personal life as one of the best-known Quarter Horse breeders in the country. Crundwell's horses won 52 world championships and she was named the leading owner by the American Quarter Horse Association for eight consecutive years prior to her arrest. This story is one of the most bizarre and surprising tales of white-collar crime and governmental corruption in United States history, and now readers can read the entire story exactly as it unfolded.
Love Notes presents the stories of relatable couples from all walks of life, sharing their diverse experiences and inspiriting happiness. This book reveals the challenges and commonalities of couples young and old, newly engaged and long lasting, as well as traditional and nontraditional. These stories celebrate relationships through their turbulence and triumph, leaving readers with a broader view of the surprising paths that lead one person to another and inspire them to find love notes of their own.
The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears is a decade-by-decade look at the Chicago Bears, beginning with George Halas moving the team to Chicago in 1921. The Bears soon became known as the Monsters of the Midway, dominating the sport with four NFL titles in the 1940s, seven winning campaigns in the 1950s, and a final title with Halas as coach in 1963. Their 1985 Super Bowl championship transformed the city's passion into a full-blown love affair that continues today.
Professional football was practically born in Chicago, nurtured by Halas through the Depression and a world war. The game was made for Chicago, in Chicago, by a Chicagoan. Now the award-winning journalists, photographers, and editors of the Chicago Tribune have produced a comprehensive collector’s item that every Bears fan will love.
From Richie's childhood in his father's shadow to his infamous teenaged run-in with the law, this book begins with the earliest years in the life of Richard J. Daley's eldest son. It follows the rise of Daley's political career as a state senator and as the state's attorney through his 1989 election as mayor. The bulk of Daley: A Retrospective focuses on Daley's lengthy, imperial reign over Chicago politics, in which he developed his own unique and powerful personality. Transitioning from a perceived simulacrum of his father into one of the most dominant, idiosyncratic, and quotable individuals in American politics, Daley made his name by making bold moves, waging hard-fought battles, and forging commanding, if not celebrated, consensus between the multitudes of citywide officials and organizations.
Comprised of 60 years of Chicago Tribune reporting, this story is unique to Chicago and told by none better than the reporters, editors, and notable commentators who covered Daley's entire career. Touching on race relations, education, gang violence, crime, environmentalism, gay marriage, local sports, and the murky world of Chicago politics, Daley: A Retrospective is a captivating read. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive exploration of Mayor Richard M. Daley's legacy, and it will serve as a significant resource as Daley continues to be reexamined and reevaluated for years to come.
Jesse Jackson Jr. is a collection of the most captivating and revealing articles from the past 25 years of award-winning Chicago Tribune political reporting. With fascinating background on Reverend Jackson and his up-and-down relationship with his son, this book delves the professional and personal lives of Jesse Jackson Jr. It is a straightforward, comprehensive portrait of his many successes and the shocking particulars of his recent scandals.
This book captures and contextualizes Jackson's impressive political career while serving as the best resource for investigative reporting on his ongoing legal, ethical, and health issues.
Trotter, more than any of his peers, ushered in a new type of dining experience—the "New American" gourmet cuisine that has proliferated across the country—by never offering the same menu twice, and creating multi-course meals from scratch each day using boutique ingredients, including a rare all-vegetable degustation.
Drawn from 26 years of Chicago Tribune articles, profiles, and reviews, Charlie Trotter offers a comprehensive account of the restaurant that put Chicago at the center of the American culinary world and chronicles the events and tributes surrounding Trotter's decision to close his eponymous restaurant in 2012. Employing both the fine-tooth comb of local journalism and the acerbic wit of high-stakes restaurant criticism, Charlie Trotter gives readers an intimate portrayal of the lightning-rod figure who for years was synonymous with Chicago fine dining, revealing the inner workings of both the man and his landmark restaurant.
Campus Sexual Assaults is a gripping and important piece of investigative journalism, revealing disturbing primary materials from cases and shocking personal interviews with the victims. The yearlong investigation shed light on the antiquated and obfuscated reporting and prosecuting practices of major Midwest colleges and universities, going so far as to discover that Notre Dame campus authorities did not even promptly investigate the alleged assault that occurred days before Lizzy Seeberg's death. Campus Sexual Assaults goes on to investigate similar trends in under-reporting and under-prosecuting sexual assaults on campuses across the country.
Part 1 of Campus Sexual Assaults reports on the Seeberg case as it unfolded, and ends with the county prosecutor's decision that there would be no charges, since the victim's death made her statements inadmissible in court. Part 2 has a wider focus, as the Tribune reports on another similar attack at Notre Dame and a survey finding that few people accused of sexual violence on college campuses are ever convicted. Part 3 deals with reforms at Notre Dame and similar problems at Marquette University.
The powerful stories told in Campus Sexual Assaults by the survivors and families victimized by these attacks are moving as much as they can be upsetting. After months of reporting and research on the Seeberg case and others like it, the Tribune's investigations sparked new legal investigations and subsequent reforms at the campuses in question. This collection of articles and investigative reports is a touching, in-depth look at an endemic problem at universities across America and should be required reading for not only campus and sexual health educators, but for university audiences and concerned readers everywhere.
Gangsters and Grifters is a powerful, visually stunning look back into the dark story of Chicago's nefarious crime underworld. These fascinating, surprising, and entrancing photos reveal still-unsolved murder mysteries and portraits of notorious gang overlords like John Dillinger and Al Capone. This is a must-have for photography buffs, history lovers, and anyone curious about the seedy underbelly of early 20th-century Chicago.
The simple and sober advice from Karp has made him a newspaper mainstay for many years, as evidenced by this book's vast amount of straightforward tips. In breaking down the true worth of a deal or exposing hidden value, Spending Smart is a reader's go-to financial adviser while on the go. Perfect to pull up on smartphones, e-readers, and tablets, Karp's friendly tone and measured counsel can be accessed just about anywhere readers have financial questions.
In a groundbreaking piece of investigative journalism by the Chicago Tribune, Playing with Fire exposes the realities about the ineffectiveness and potential health risks caused by the flame retardants that are pervasive in American homes. Big Tobacco and large chemical companies used fear, exaggerated scientific claims, and shady deal-making to serve their own interests at the expense of consumer safety.
Playing with Fire is an extremely significant, revelatory piece of watchdog journalism that is a must-read for anyone with small children and for citizens who demand responsibility of big businesses and their governments. The investigation, launched in May 2012, prompted two US Senate hearings, and the US Environmental Protection Agency announced it would launch an investigation of flame retardants. Also, California’s governor said the state would scrap the rule responsible for flame retardants’ presence in furniture.
To the amazement of fans, division rivals, and baseball enthusiasts across the country, however, the White Sox spent much of the season atop the AL Central. Using strong contributions from three comeback player of the year candidates—Alex Rios, Adam Dunn, and Jake Peavy—as well as solid pitching and defense, the White Sox cobbled together enough winning streaks to be leading their division by the All-Star break.
Rookie manager Robin Ventura, who had no previous managerial experience at any level, maintained a composure and focus throughout the season that was matched by his business-as-usual ballclub. While the season was filled with feel-good stories, it eventually was defined by a gut-wrenching slide in the final weeks of September when the White Sox squandered a three-game division lead with 3 weeks left in the season. Ultimately, the Detroit Tigers beat out the Sox for a playoff berth and the South Side boys of summer were forced to spend the fall thinking about what might have been.
Comprised of articles from the Chicago Tribune's season-long coverage of the team, this book brings the heartbreaking story of the 2012 Chicago White Sox to readers with its insightful, award-winning sports reporting and commentary. Fans can relive the excitement of a team no one expected to compete and determine just what went wrong at season's end, as told through the trusted voices and beautiful photography of the Chicago Tribune staff.
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 Fiction in a separate booklet. Chicago Tribune's Printers Row: Fiction 2012 is composed of selections published in the Printers Row Fiction supplement during 2012.
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 Fiction in a separate booklet. Chicago Tribune's Printers Row: Interviews, Reviews and Features 2012 is composed of engaging, entertaining, and enlightening profiles, book reviews, as well as extended author interviews and features.
The Chicago Tribune's award-winning reporters cover everything from the quality of a restaurant's dishes to dining décor, location, and service in vivid detail. Each section is organized by region, so readers can see an overview of international options before choosing a restaurant. Perfect for both Chicago residents and visitors, Good Eating's Global Dining in Chicago is a great guide for the adventurous and curious eater.
Summer Cooking: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Picnics, Patios, Grilling and More is a one-of-a-kind guide for preparing delicious food that perfectly complements these warm summer days. Curated from the Chicago Tribune’s extensive database of kitchen-tested recipes, this collection of portable appetizers, quick salads, grilled entrées, creative sides, and refreshing cocktails are ideal for anywhere the summer season takes you.
Featuring more than 100 recipes, full-color photography, and easy-to-follow directions, Summer Cooking is sure to fulfill all your summer dining needs. This book dilates on that slim section of all-season cookbooks, giving readers plenty of recipes that don't need the oven, can be made outdoors or inside, and use fresh seasonal ingredients. The Chicago Tribune is one of the few newspapers that still operates its own test kitchen, and all of these recipes have been carefully curated by their award-winning staff of food writers and editors. If readers use one cookbook for this summer, it should be this well-tested collection of eclectic recipes from a trusted group of experts.
Organized by courses, this book provides enough recipes for an entire well-balanced meal. With unique takes on vegetables, poultry, and seafood to insights on gluten-free grains, home cooks no longer need to struggle adapting or converting "regular" recipes to gluten-free. Showcasing a range of flavors and a variety of techniques, this beautifully photographed ebook is great for experienced gluten-free cooks and those wanting to incorporate healthier habits into their everyday meals.
Good Eating's Gluten-Free Recipes is a convenient, easily searchable guide compatible for any tablet, e-reader, smartphone, or computer that will help readers find simple, creative approaches to making fresh, flavorful gluten-free meals.
For the first time, the best of these great photographic portraits are being collected in a large-format coffee-table edition. Chicago Portraits comprises the most memorable of the innumerable images that some of the greatest photographers in journalism have created over the past century. It's a unique showcase for the unsung photographers who've quietly documented daily life in Chicago, and through their decades of work created an unparalleled panorama of the City of Big Shoulders.
Curated by the Tribune's photography directors and compiled in a beautiful sewn hardback edition, this will be an engrossing visual cross-section of Chicago life that will be pored over by readers young and old for years to come. Chicago Portraits is a fascinating and colorful look into the lives and legacies that make up this great American city.
Organized by course, this book makes it easy to find the vegetarian or vegan dish you're looking for. Good Eating's Vegetarian Cooking includes interesting information on the origins of most of its dishes and discusses which ingredients contain important nutrients to supplement plant-based diets. Hearty recipes based off rice and beans are included, along with more exotic global dishes and decadent desserts.
Good Eating's Vegetarian Cooking is a guide to everyday vegan and vegetarian cooking. It includes dishes from many cultures, as well as methods for making more traditional vegetarian dishes exciting. The book is great for vegetarians looking for variety, as well as those who wish to bring more flavorful meatless dishes to their home.
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 and students alike. Furthermore, it contains robust information on MBA programs throughout the Chicagoland area, both large and small. With popular Tribune columnists adding their own insight to this collection, it is almost essential reading for all business professionals looking to advance their career in the Chicago area.
Innovation and Technology is divided into three main sections: Innovation in Chicago, Profiles in Innovation, and Technology in the News. The Innovation in Chicago section discusses the latest start-ups in Chicago, as well as how innovative technologies (anywhere from 3D printing to so-called “civic” apps) are being used by businesses and institutions throughout the Windy City.
The Profiles in Innovation section is full of fascinating interviews with thought leaders, business owners, CEOs, and entrepreneurs from the Midwest and Greater Chicagoland area. Finally, the Technology in the News section gathers the big tech stories of 2013, from Google Glass to the latest investments in burgeoning new companies. Extensive first-person interviews and in-depth reporting by the Chicago Tribune makes Innovation and Technology a broad yet detailed look at the larger concept of innovation and how it pertains to individuals and businesses on the local level.
This book offers a diverse variety of experts' advice, making it well-suited for any kind of travel: family vacation, weekend getaways, and even business travel. The Chicago Tribune Guide to Midwest Travel reveals destinations, festivals, and attractions that easily may have been overlooked otherwise. Whether readers want to visit a new region or embark on a nearby adventure, this one-of-a-kind guide from a trusted source will make any trip more memorable.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.
Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.
“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin
From the Paperback edition.
Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.
Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk—one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history—is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.
Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.
In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X
“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”—Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father
“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”—The New York Times
“A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”—The Nation
“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”—Spike Lee
“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called . . .
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent.
Reputedly the prototype for the film Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits—for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own.
From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere—even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them—to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down . . .
Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street
“Raw and frequently hilarious.”—The New York Times
“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”—Forbes
“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”—The Sunday Times (London)
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”—Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.
Here is the threshold of a hell for young Cupcake. Rather than being allowed to live with the man she believed to be her father--who turns out to have been her stepfather--she is forced into a foster home where the kids were terrorized, the refrigerator padlocked, and Cupcake sexually abused. She eventually fled the house, only to find herself wandering from misadventure to misadventure in the "system," while also developing a massive appetite for drugs and alcohol, an appetite she paid for by turning tricks. She settled down in Los Angeles and found a home in the Crips, where she was taken in and befriended by gangsters like the legendary "Monster" Kody Scott. For the first time she found a family, but when Cupcake was blasted in the back with a 12-gauge shotgun, she was once more taken in by the system.
At 16, her stepfather reeneters her life and engineers an "emancipation," in which the courts declare her an adult and free her, finally, from the child welfare system. Cup takes advantage of her new freedom to start a drug-dealing operation with her stepfather, who also manages a stable of colorful prostitutes. Soon she meets a man, falls in love, and gets married. He convinces her to get a real job and learn to speak proper English--but he also abuses her and introduces her to crack cocaine. Cupcake flits from job to job, miraculously, given that she never fails to show up without some cocktail of narcotics floating in her system.
She hits rock bottom when, in desperation, she steals crack from her drug dealer. He beats her nearly to death, rapes her, and then leaves her body behind a dumpster. Cupcake wakes up days later, not sure of how she ended up in this state and from that moment begins to turn her life around. She was adopted by a lawyer who ran the law firm where she "worked," and slowly he assisted her in kicking the habit--with the help of an eccentric group of fellow addicts who became, at last, a family to her--and catching up on her education. With the support of her new family, she eventurally goes all the way to law school (although not without a few additional misadventures along the way) and joins one of the top law firms in the country.
Cupcake's story is an inspiring, at times hilarious, often distrubing, and deeply moving account of a singular woman who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it with wit and a ferocious will. It updates classic memoirs like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Makes Me Wanna Holler, and gives a bold and gritty spin to contemporary memoirs like Finding Fish. At the center of it, Cupcake is a charming and inspiring narrator through the inferno of her life.
From the Compact Disc edition.
In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.
In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City. For the first time, he gives an intimate look at his family background, his battles with drugs, his life of crime, his relentless suffering with sickle-cell anemia, and much more. Recently released after serving three and a half years in state prison due to what many consider an unlawful arrest by a rumored secret NYPD hip hop task force, Prodigy is ready to talk about his life as one of rap’s greatest legends.
My Infamous Life is an unblinking account of Prodigy’s wild times with Mobb Deep who, alongside rappers like Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, and Wu-Tang Clan, changed the musical landscape with their vivid portrayals of early ’90s street life. It is a firsthand chronicle of legendary rap feuds like the East Coast–West Coast rivalry; Prodigy’s beefs with Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ja Rule, and Capone-N-Noreaga; and run-ins with prodigal hit makers and managers like Puff Daddy, Russell Simmons, Chris Lighty, Irv Gotti, and Lyor Cohen.
Taking the reader behind the smoke-and-mirrors glamour of the hip hop world, so often seen as the only way out for those with few options, Prodigy lays down the truth about the intoxicating power of money, the meaning of true friendship and loyalty, and the ultimately redemptive power of self. This is the heartbreaking journey of a child born in privilege, his youth spent among music royalty like Diana Ross and Dizzy Gillespie, educated in private schools, until a family tragedy changed everything. Raised in the mayhem of the Queensbridge projects, Prodigy rose to the dizzying heights of fame and eventually fell into the darkness of a prison cell.
A truly candid memoir, part fearless confessional and part ode to the concrete jungles of New York City, from the front line of the last great moment in hip hop history.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal
“[Creativity, Inc.] just might be the most thoughtful management book ever.”—Fast Company
Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”
For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, and Inside Out, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable.
As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as:
• Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.
• If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead.
• It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them.
• The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them.
• A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.
Praise for Creativity, Inc.
“Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success.”—Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last and author of Good to Great
“Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. This is a book about breaking it.”—Seth Godin