Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Thomas Dyja has written one of the most dynamic books on a U.S. city an iconic city, at that - to come along in years in his new book, The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream (Penguin Press). "Thomas Dyja has written a wonderful book about the cultural cauldron that seethed in 20th century Chicago. The Third Coast reminds us that New York and Los Angeles hold no monopoly on American artistic genius ... Dyja's well-crafted exploration of Chicago creativity helps us understand why cities are the wellspring of culture ... Dyja's engaging writing not only provides an insightful investigation of Chicago's cultural heroes, but also delivers a broader view of how cities shape the sea of civilization." – Edward Glaeser.