Book Review / July 10, 2021
Book Review - City of the Century

City of the Century

The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
By: Donald L. Miller

Book Review

I've had this book on my shelf for about a year, and I've been looking forward to reading it. Also, as I have read it, I was interrupted many times with other things. So, my impressions of it are somewhat skewed. And, this was my first history of a major city that I read.

On the whole, I liked the book. Subjectively, however, I felt like Miller went into too much detail sometimes. I gleaned a ton of great info on Chicago, but usually the first third of the chapter was enough, and then the rest felt like extra that only an enthusiast would want. And, perhaps that is who Miller is targeting here. I have a book on NYC that I am going to read soon, and we will see what I think of that. I'm wondering if I don't like to read the history of cities as much as individuals or countries.

Book Review / Jul 10
Book Review - City of the Century

City of the Century

The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
By: Donald L. Miller

Book Review

I've had this book on my shelf for about a year, and I've been looking forward to reading it. Also, as I have read it, I was interrupted many times with other things. So, my impressions of it are somewhat skewed. And, this was my first history of a major city that I read.

On the whole, I liked the book. Subjectively, however, I felt like Miller went into too much detail sometimes. I gleaned a ton of great info on Chicago, but usually the first third of the chapter was enough, and then the rest felt like extra that only an enthusiast would want. And, perhaps that is who Miller is targeting here. I have a book on NYC that I am going to read soon, and we will see what I think of that. I'm wondering if I don't like to read the history of cities as much as individuals or countries.

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