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  • emSin in the Second Cityem
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    Sin in the Second City

    Karen Abbott was interviewed by Mr. Kogan about her book Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul. She described the history of Chicago’s…

  • emStuds Terkels Working A Graphic Adaptationem
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    Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation

    Paul Buhle and Harvey Pekar talked about their book Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (New Press; May 1, 2009). They produced a selection from Stud Terkel’s collection of…

  • Outlaws Panel
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    Outlaws Panel

    Authors talked about their books in conversation with Rick Kogan. Topics included why John Dillinger was remembered in history while the more famous Maxwell brothers were not. Issues included…

  • emFamily Secretsem and emThe Art of Making Moneyem
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    Family Secrets and The Art of Making Money

    Rick Kogan talked with two authors about their books about criminals. Then they responded to questions from members of the audience. Jeff Coen is the author of Family Secrets: The Case That…

  • emPositively Fifth Streetem
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    Positively Fifth Street

    Mr. McManus was interviewed about his book Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion’s World Series of Poker, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. The author was hired by Harper’s magazine to…