The Beast of Chicago

Chronicles the life and crimes of H.H. Holmes, a Chicago resident in the late 1800s commonly considered the world's first known serial killer, responsible for the deaths of nearly two hundred people.


Publisher: La Editorial, UPR

ISBN: 1561633623

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Chronicles the life and crimes of H.H. Holmes, a Chicago resident in the late 1800s commonly considered the world's first known serial killer, responsible for the deaths of nearly two hundred people.
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Annie Oakley and the Beast of Chicago

The text of the flyer read, “Welcome to Chicago, the world-renowned Windy City! I
, Doctor H. H. Holmes, welcome you to the World's Fair Hotel. The rooms are
comfortable, private, and well-appointed, at a very reasonable price. “If you're in ...

Author: Mike Casto

Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing

ISBN: 9781619502383

Category: Fiction

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Chicago, 1893: the World’s Fair brought people from all over the world. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, denied a place at the fair, rented acreage outside the fairgrounds and played to record setting crowds—the likes of which they would never see again. When Annie Oakley, performing with the Wild West, tries to help a friend, it sets her on a collision course with a serial killer who the press would later dub “The Beast of Chicago.”
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast begins with the question: Is beauty destined to end in tragedy?

Author: Michael Taussig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226789859

Category: Social Science

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Beauty and the Beast begins with the question: Is beauty destined to end in tragedy? Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Colombia, Michael Taussig scrutinizes the anxious, audacious, and sometimes destructive attempts people make to transform their bodies through cosmetic surgery and liposuction. He balances an examination of surgeries meant to enhance an individual’s beauty with an often overlooked counterpart, surgeries performed—often on high profile criminals—to disguise one’s identity. Situating this globally shared phenomenon within the economic, cultural, and political history of Colombia, Taussig links the country’s long civil war and its bodily mutilation and torture to the beauty industry at large, sketching Colombia as a country whose high aesthetic stakes make it a stage where some of the most important and problematic ideas about the body are played out. Central to Taussig’s examination is George Bataille’s notion of depense, or “wasting.” While depense is often used as a critique, Taussig also looks at the exuberance such squandering creates and its position as a driving economic force. Depense, he argues, is precisely what these procedures are all about, and the beast on the other side of beauty should not be dismissed as simple recompense. At once theoretical and colloquial, public and intimate, Beauty and the Beast is a true-to-place ethnography—written in Taussig’s trademark voice—that tells a thickly layered but always accessible story about the lengths to which people will go to be physically remade.
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Notable Acquisitions at the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago, James N. Wood, Gale A. Pearson. Tomb Figure of a
Winged Beast China , probably Shaanxi province Western Han dynasty ( 206 B .
C . - A . D . 9 ) Gray earthenware , slip - coated with polychrome pigments ; 22 . 6
x 43 ...

Author: Art Institute of Chicago

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0865592098

Category: Art

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The culmination of a two-part project, this volume takes an extended look at recent, important acquisitions by the Art Institute of Chicago's departments of American Arts, Architecture, Asian Art, European Painting, and Prints and Drawings. Bringing the museum's collecting activities into wide public view, it showcases over forty notable works handpicked by Art Institute curators and the museum's director and president, James N. Wood. Together with its companion issue, which was published in Fall 2003, this publication explores art works acquired between 1992 and 2003, years that have brought significant additions to every area of the Art Institute's holdings. This volume surveys an impressive array of objects, including a glittering Empire card table from early nineteenth-century New York; a fragment of Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1923); and important paintings and works on paper by artists as diverse as Lee Krasner, Edvard Munch, Ni Zan, and Rembrandt van Rijn. Illuminated by striking, full-colour reproductions and a lively, accessible text, this is an indispensable guide to the newest and finest the Art Institute has to offer.
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Chicago Made

A Social Science and Humanities Research Council grant (1997–2001) financed
the weeks spent burrowed in the belly of the archival beast in Chicago and
elsewhere. I have been fortunate in having the research assistance of a stellar
group ...

Author: Robert Lewis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226477046

Category: Science

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From the lumberyards and meatpacking factories of the Southwest Side to the industrial suburbs that arose near Lake Calumet at the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturing districts shaped Chicago’s character and laid the groundwork for its transformation into a sprawling metropolis. Approaching Chicago’s story as a reflection of America’s industrial history between the Civil War and World War II, Chicago Made explores not only the well-documented workings of centrally located city factories but also the overlooked suburbanization of manufacturing and its profound effect on the metropolitan landscape. Robert Lewis documents how manufacturers, attracted to greenfield sites on the city’s outskirts, began to build factory districts there with the help of an intricate network of railroad owners, real estate developers, financiers, and wholesalers. These immense networks of social ties, organizational memberships, and financial relationships were ultimately more consequential, Lewis demonstrates, than any individual achievement. Beyond simply giving Chicago businesses competitive advantages, they transformed the economic geography of the region. Tracing these transformations across seventy-five years, Chicago Made establishes a broad new foundation for our understanding of urban industrial America.
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A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium

In this first omnibus volume from Geary's increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder. The first in the trilogy of murders in this series is Jack the Ripper as only Geary can narrate it.

Author: Rick Geary

Publisher: Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing

ISBN: 1681121387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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An engrossing, illustrated journey into true crime classics of the Victorian era, this omnibus volume contains three works in Rick Geary's increasingly storied treasuries of murder--Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and The Fatal Bullet. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories include a bibliography of research sources, presenting true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.
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The Beast and the Sovereign

With The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1, the University of Chicago Press inaugurates an ambitious series, edited by Geoffrey Bennington and Peggy Kamuf, translating these important works into English.

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226144399

Category: Philosophy

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When he died in 2004, Jacques Derrida left behind a vast legacy of unpublished material, much of it in the form of written lectures. With The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1, the University of Chicago Press inaugurates an ambitious series, edited by Geoffrey Bennington and Peggy Kamuf, translating these important works into English. The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1 launches the series with Derrida’s exploration of the persistent association of bestiality or animality with sovereignty. In this seminar from 2001–2002, Derrida continues his deconstruction of the traditional determinations of the human. The beast and the sovereign are connected, he contends, because neither animals nor kings are subject to the law—the sovereign stands above it, while the beast falls outside the law from below. He then traces this association through an astonishing array of texts, including La Fontaine’s fable “The Wolf and the Lamb,” Hobbes’s biblical sea monster in Leviathan, D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake,” Machiavelli’s Prince with its elaborate comparison of princes and foxes, a historical account of Louis XIV attending an elephant autopsy, and Rousseau’s evocation of werewolves in The Social Contract. Deleuze, Lacan, and Agamben also come into critical play as Derrida focuses in on questions of force, right, justice, and philosophical interpretations of the limits between man and animal.
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Derrida s Voice and Phenomenon

The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume I (The Seminars of Jacques Derrida).
Trans. Geoffrey Bennington. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009. ––.
The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume II (The Seminars of Jacques Derrida).

Author: Vernon W Cisney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748695645

Category: Reference

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The essential toolkit for anyone reading this seminal Derrida text for the first time
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A Test Drive to Chicago

... and preventing Phil from completing his work infuriated him all the more. Phil
began to pick up and throw rocks, sticks, his boots, and anything he could find to
encourage the stubborn animal to move. He stepped closer to the beast so ...

Author: David J. Suvak

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479755554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Back when I was seventeen, a buddy and I took a car for a test drive. I guess we really wanted to test it because we drove it all the way from the suburbs of Cleveland to Chicago. That was one of the first of many trips in my life. Since then, they have been tamer and less intense but, certainly, still exciting. Ive come across quite a few memorable people and places, and this story touches some of those experiences. We all have our little story to tell about our lives, and this is mine. It is here that I share them with you, and I hope you find some enjoyment out of it. I look forward to someday reading about your story.
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M. B. [Maxwell Bodenheim], “Soulful Flirtation Between 'Beauty And the Beast,'”
Chicago Literary Times, May 15, 1923, 5; and idem, “Peeping Tom In Verbal
Dressing Rooms of Bohemia,” Chicago Literary Times, May 15, 1923, 2. 6.
According ...

Author: Chad Heap

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226322452

Category: Social Science

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During Prohibition, “Harlem was the ‘in’ place to go for music and booze,” recalled the African American chanteuse Bricktop. “Every night the limousines pulled up to the corner,” and out spilled affluent whites, looking for a good time, great jazz, and the unmatchable thrill of doing something disreputable. That is the indelible public image of slumming, but as Chad Heap reveals in this fascinating history, the reality is that slumming was far more widespread—and important—than such nostalgia-tinged recollections would lead us to believe. From its appearance as a “fashionable dissipation” centered on the immigrant and working-class districts of 1880s New York through its spread to Chicago and into the 1930s nightspots frequented by lesbians and gay men, Slumming charts the development of this popular pastime, demonstrating how its moralizing origins were soon outstripped by the artistic, racial, and sexual adventuring that typified Jazz-Age America. Vividly recreating the allure of storied neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village and Bronzeville, with their bohemian tearooms, rent parties, and “black and tan” cabarets, Heap plumbs the complicated mix of curiosity and desire that drew respectable white urbanites to venture into previously off-limits locales. And while he doesn’t ignore the role of exploitation and voyeurism in slumming—or the resistance it often provoked—he argues that the relatively uninhibited mingling it promoted across bounds of race and class helped to dramatically recast the racial and sexual landscape of burgeoning U.S. cities. Packed with stories of late-night dance, drink, and sexual exploration—and shot through with a deep understanding of cities and the habits of urban life—Slumming revives an era that is long gone, but whose effects are still felt powerfully today.
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The Moviegoer

Why that scoun'l beast Jack Bolling knows more about selling open-ends than
anybody on Carondelet Street. So. ... Chicago. Misery misery son of a bitch of all
miseries. Not in a thousand years could I explain it to Uncle Jules, but it is no
small ...

Author: Walker Percy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453216255

Category: Fiction

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In this National Book Award–winning novel from a “brilliantly breathtaking writer,” a young Southerner searches for meaning in the midst of Mardi Gras (The New York Times Book Review). On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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Beauty and the Beast Stories Around the World

Beauty and the Beast. Chicago: Albert Whitman, 2014. Designer: Ashlee Suker
Creative Director: Nathan Gassman Production Specialist: Laura Manthe Lee, H.
Chuku. Beauty and the Beast. New York: Picture Window Books are published by

Author: Cari Meister

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781479597055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Think there's just one fairy tale with a beautiful girl and a monster? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Beauty and the Beast stories. Visit France, China, and Switzerland, and find out who asks for a grape instead of a rose, and whose beast is a snake.
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The Mark of the Beast

... 1967 ) is an unabridged republication of the 1658 edition . Excerpts from both
The Historie of Foure - footed Beastes and The Historie of Serpents have been
edited by Malcolm South in Topsell ' s Histories of Beasts ( Chicago , 1981 ) . 32 .

Author: Debra Hassig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815329520

Category: Literary Criticism

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The medieval bestiary was a contribution to didactic religious literature, addressing concerns central to all walks of Christian and secular life. These essays analyze the bestiary from both literary and art historical perspectives, exploring issues including kinship, romance, sex, death, and the afterlife.
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Plastic Bodies

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ScheperHughes, Nancy. ... Chicago Press.
Shuttle, Penelope, and Peter Redgrove. 1978. The Wise Wound: Menstruation
and Everywoman. London: Marion ... Beauty and the Beast. Chicago: University ...

Author: Emilia Sanabria

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374190

Category: Social Science

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In Plastic Bodies Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She shows how hormones have become central to contemporary understandings of the body, class, gender, sex, personhood, modernity, and Brazilian national identity. Through interviews with women and doctors; observations in clinics, research centers and pharmacies; and analyses of contraceptive marketing, Sanabria traces the genealogy of menstrual suppression, from its use in population control strategies in the global South to its remarketing as a practice of pharmaceutical self-enhancement couched in neoliberal notions of choice. She links the widespread practice of menstrual suppression and other related elective medical interventions to Bahian views of the body as a malleable object that requires constant work. Given this bodily plasticity, and its potentially limitless character, the book considers ways to assess the values attributed to bodily interventions. Plastic Bodies will be of interest to all those working in medical anthropology, gender studies, and sexual and reproductive health.
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Chicago and the Old Northwest 1673 1835

For while her citizens have striven worthily , during the three - quarters of a
century that has passed since the birth of the modern city , to achieve greatness
for her , it is none the less true that Nature has dealt kindly with Chicago , and is ...

Author: Milo Milton Quaife

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252069706

Category: History

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Describes how Chicago became a center for trade and commerce at the edge of the American frontier.
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Assyrians in Chicago

I was seven years old and can't remember all she saddled on this beast of
burden. Our family that made and survived this journey included me—age seven,
my brother Joseph—age 14, my sister Susan—age nine, and my mother—about
37 ...

Author: Vasili Shoumanov

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738519081

Category: History

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The pictorial history of Assyrian immigration to Chicago encompasses more than 100 years. Their first pioneers came to the United States in the late 1800s. Eventually, by the turn of the century, they began to reside in Chicago. Following several waves of persecution in their homeland, these indigenous people of Mesopotamia continued to migrate to America, and now the largest concentration of them reside in Chicago. Through the medium of historic photographs, this book captures the evolution of the Assyrian community of Chicago from the late 1800s to the present day. These pages bring to life the people, events, and industries that helped to shape and transform this vibrant ethnic community in Chicago. With more than 200 vintage images, Assyrians in Chicago includes photographs from the collection of the Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation. This book depicts the many faces of the Assyrian American in various facets of American life interwoven with traditions from their homeland.
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What s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare

... Press, 2007), 195–225. See also, Jacques Derrida, The Beastandthe
Sovereign, vol. 1,trans. Geoffrey Bennington(Chicago: University of Chicago
Press,2009)and ... 2,trans. Geoffrey Bennington(Chicago: Universityof
ChicagoPress, 2011).

Author: R. Burt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137346094

Category: Literary Criticism

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What's the worst thing you can do to Shakespeare? The answer is simple: don't read him. To that end, Richard Burt and Julian Yates embark on a project of un/reading the Bard, turning the conventional challenges into a roadmap for textual analysis and a thorough reconsideration of the plays in light of their absorption into global culture.
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From the Bullet to the Ballot

Machine Politics: Chicago Model. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937.
Grimshaw, William J. Bitter Fruit: Black Politics and the Chicago Machine, 1931–
1991. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. Grossman, James R., Ann ...

Author: Jakobi Williams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469608167

Category: Social Science

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In this comprehensive history of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party (ILBPP), Chicago native Jakobi Williams demonstrates that the city's Black Power movement was both a response to and an extension of the city's civil rights movement. Williams focuses on the life and violent death of Fred Hampton, a charismatic leader who served as president of the NAACP Youth Council and continued to pursue a civil rights agenda when he became chairman of the revolutionary Chicago-based Black Panther Party. Framing the story of Hampton and the ILBPP as a social and political history and using, for the first time, sealed secret police files in Chicago and interviews conducted with often reticent former members of the ILBPP, Williams explores how Hampton helped develop racial coalitions between the ILBPP and other local activists and organizations. Williams also recounts the history of the original Rainbow Coalition, created in response to Richard J. Daley's Democratic machine, to show how the Panthers worked to create an antiracist, anticlass coalition to fight urban renewal, political corruption, and police brutality.
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Derrida Wordbook

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. The Beast and the Sovereign Vol. I.
Eds Michel Lisse, Marie-Louise Mallet and Ginette Michaud, trans. Geoffrey
Bennington. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. (With Peter Eisenman)

Author: Maria-Daniella Dick

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748680375

Category: Literary Criticism

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A glossary of words associated with Jacques Derrida accommodating the far-reaching implications of his work This cornucopia of words and definitions intervenes at crucial points of tension across the entire range of Derrida's publications, including those published posthumously. It offers sustained expository engagement with a series of 67 key words - from Aporia to Yes - having significance throughout Derrida's thought and writing. Touching on the literary, as well as on political, aesthetic, phenomenological and psychoanalytic discourses, and tracing how Derrida's own practice of close reading shadows faithfully the texts he reads before producing a breaking point in the logical limits of a given text, each word, the essays illustrate, is not a final word. Instead, each shows itself, through close reading that places the terms, figures, tropes, and motifs in their broader contexts, to be a gateway, opening on to innumerable, interconnected concerns that inform the work of Jacques Derrida.
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Fodor s Chicago 2013

Beast. Across LaSalle Street to the north, look up to see Richard Hunt's Freeform
on the entrance of the State ofIllinois building. Thesculpture weighs 3tons and
is21⁄2 storiestall. DALEY PLAZA Next, head to Daley Plaza to see Picasso's ...

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9780876371787

Category: Travel

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Fodor’s Chicago 2013 is the perfect companion for your trip to this quintessential American city. With colorful features and the most updated information, Fodor’s Chicago 2013 will help you get straight to the best of what this city has to offer, everything from art to architecture, to shopping, baseball, jazz, and the very best deep-dish pizza. Our in-depth coverage also includes top reasons to visit the culturally and historically rich suburbs of Chicago, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park home studio, the Mallott Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Brookfield Zoo. Expanded Coverage: Includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout Chicago’s many exciting neighborhoods. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Chicago offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Chicago stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
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