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review 2018-04-25 01:01
If you enjoy books about cemeteries (and I do, honestly!), you’ll love "Chicago Eternal" by Larry Broutman. The book is a beautiful coffee-table-style volume on heavy paper stock with photographs—mostly in color—of impressive monuments in the city’s finest historic graveyards. The visuals are accompanied by well-researched information on the individuals and families represented.

Some of the city’s permanent “residents” are well known. Famous names include Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, Oscar F. Mayer of meat-packing fame, and Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of a reaper that revolutionized agriculture in the 1800s. Others are not celebrated but passed away as young children or have an especially striking gravestone.

The book even comes with 3-D paper glasses that add to the fun. So sit back and enjoy!
 
Diana Schneidman (Amazon review)

 

Source: www.amazon.com/Chicago-Eternal-Larry-Broutman/dp/1893121747/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524614162&sr=8-1&keywords=Chicago+Eternal
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review 2018-04-25 00:55
Chicago Eternal - Larry Broutman

Photographer and author Larry Broutman joined WGN-TV Morning News anchors, Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten, in the studio to discuss Chicago Eternal and its many fascinating historic tales.

Source: www.everythinggoesmedia.com/product-page/chicago-eternal
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text 2018-04-25 00:47
Television and Radio Interviews with Larry Broutman

Larry Broutman wants to make sure that the amazing stories of Chicagoans from the past are not lost to time. Through his striking photographs of their final resting places and accompany text, Broutman has documented the journeys of Chicago’s heroes, villains, and everyday folks in his book, Chicago Eternal. This newly released coffee table book of photography has already attracted plenty of media attention. Larry Broutman recently made appearances on Chicago Tonight and the WGN-TV Morning News. He did interviews on WGN Radio’s After Hours with Rick Kogan, WDCB-90.9 FM’s The Arts Section, and WGN Radio’s Steve Cochran Show.

Check out his television and radio interviews to learn why Broutman chose cemeteries for his subject matter, how the ultimate Cubs fan can eternally be a part of Wrigley Field, Al Capone’s surprising graveyard neighbors, which are the most photographed tombstones in town and why, and many more fascinating historic tales.

 

Chicago Tonight: “A Tombstone Tour of Chicago”

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/04/16/tombstone-tour-chicago

 

WGN-TV Morning News: “Larry Broutman Talks About "Chicago Eternal"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7noOG-zT5gw

 

WGN Radio After Hours with Rick Kogan: “Rick Kogan Chats with Author Larry Broutman”

http://wgnradio.com/2018/04/24/rick-kogan-chats-with-author-larry-broutman/

 

WDCB-90.9 FM The Arts Section “New Book Captures Beauty of Chicago-Area Cemeteries”

https://soundcloud.com/wdcbnews/the-arts-section-new-book-captures-beauty-within-chicago-area-cemeteries

 

Steve Cochran Show, WGN Radio: “Chicago Eternal / Larry Broutman Interview”

https://chicagolighthouse.org/press/broutman-chicago-eternal-steve-cochran/

 

Purchase Chicago Eternal at:

https://www.everythinggoesmedia.com/product-page/chicago-eternal

 

Source: www.everythinggoesmedia.com/product-page/chicago-eternal
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review 2018-04-16 11:18
Born in a Bookshop
Born in a Bookshop: Chapter from the Chicago Renascence - Vincent Starrett

Not the book I expected.  I bought it because it was advertised to be a book about a bookman - and it is, but it's a biography of Starrett's life, not a memoir of his book buying and selling.  Almost nothing at all about his bookman role, actually.  What he talks about most are his days as a journalist and author, name dropping his way from first to last.  That's not a criticism, but I knew almost none of the names, which makes the whole exercise tedious rather than interesting.

 

Mostly, this book was both out of my league and not what I was looking for, but that's my fault, not the author's. 

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review 2018-03-27 03:05
Finale
Twisted and Tied - Mary Calmes

This is book #4 in the Marshals series.  This book can be read as standalone novel.  For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I do not recommend reading this series out of order.

 

Ian & Miro's story continues with them going on with their lives as a married couple who works together.  Ian has changed up pieces of his life in order to make Miro his priority.  With all that goes on, and there are many surprises in store for the reader, this is a bit of a juggle.

 

I am not one to give spoilers in my reviews, so I will summarize by saying if you are a true fan of this incredibly satisfying series, you will love this book.  The characters are fun to read with steady banter and humor.  There is always the ever present heat and sparks.  Just an all around good read with these characters inside.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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