The University of Chicago Press,182 pp.
Through photographs and narrative, Lois Wille recreates the story of
how Chicago's lakefront has survived more than 150 years of development.
We watch as a colorful cast of characters, including fur traders, Indians,
robber barons, visionaries, geniuses and peacemakers, engage in pitched
battles, intricate political maneuvers, and wars of words. Wille's story
serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront
is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and