THE THIRD COAST by Thomas Dyja

April 24, 2013

Thomas Dyja spoke about his book, The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

What do Second City, Muddy Waters, Studs Terkel, and Nelson Algren have in common? Chicago roots. Hailing from Chicago himself, Dyja, an award-winning novelist, looks back at his hometown’s central role in defining post-war America, from its music, architecture, and business to its racial divisions and urban blight.

You can also watch our interview with Dyja, who discusses the personality of Chicago and the national role Chicago has played, in the short interview below.

The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream By Thomas L. Dyja Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125099
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Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014