Graveyards of Chicago
Author: Ursula Bielski, Matt Hucke
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
Release Date: October 18, 2013
Charting the lore and lure of Chicago's ubiquitous burial grounds, this resource unearths the legends and legacies that mark the city's silent citizens—from larger-than-lifers and local heroes to machine mayors and machine-gunners. The book demonstrates that Chicago’s cemeteries are home not only to thousands of individuals who fashioned the city’s singular culture and character, but also to impressive displays of art and architecture, landscaping and limestone, egoism and ethnic pride. This edition includes all new digital photos and refreshed text in the same spirit and informal, travel-book style as the original. Mysterious questions such as Where is Al Capone buried? and What really lies beneath home plate at Wrigley Field? are answered in this reminder that although physical life must end, personal note—and notoriety—last forever.