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    The Mirage Factory

    Gary Krist recounted the founding of Los Angeles, a city that the author reports grew wildly from 1900 to 1930 despite its less than desirable surroundings, which included an arid climate…

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    Empire of Sin

    Gary Krist talked about his book, Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans, about the city of New Orleans in the early twentieth century. He spoke…

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    City of Scoundrels and People Wasn't Made to Burn

    Authors talked about their books about Chicago in 1919 and 1947 with Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Gary Krist is the…

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    City of Scoundrels

    Gary Krist talked about his book, City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago. He talked about a series of disasters in 1919 that threatened the dream of…