Bataan Corregidor Memorial Bridge

Author by : Chicago (Ill.). Bureau of Engineering
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World War Ii Chicago

Author by : Paul Michael Green
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Description : Uses archival photographs to chronicle Chicagoans' participation in the homefront war effort and changes to the city in the postwar years.


Chicago

Author by : Chicago (Ill.). Department of Public Works
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Description : A,overview of Chicago's history focusing on the Dept. of Public Works involvement in the city's growth and development from the 1830's, when the department first began, to 1971.


Quarterly Toll Review

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Steel Construction Digest

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Thunder On Bataan

Author by : Donald L. Caldwell
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Description : The American Provisional Tank Group had been in the Philippines only three weeks when the Japanese attacked the islands hours after the raid on Pearl Harbor. One of the tankmen parked his half-track on a runway and shot down a Japanese Zero that day, but the group’s first tank-on-tank action – indeed the first American armor battle of World War II – would come two weeks later. Sent north to meet the Japanese landings in Lingayen Gulf, the men of the group, still learning their way around an M3 tank, found themselves thrust into a critical role when the Philippine Army could not hold back the Japanese. The next day, General MacArthur ordered the retreat to Bataan, and over the next two weeks, the PTG, proving itself indispensable, formed a blocking force to cover the retreat and dealt the enemy tanks such a defeat that the Japanese would be timid with their armor for the rest of the campaign. During January, February, and March 1942, the light tanks of the PTG patrolled Bataan’s beaches and, in a new role for tanks, encircled and destroyed Japanese penetrations and small amphibious landings; these tactics would be used by other units later in the war. By April the situation had become untenable, and 15,000 Americans, along with 60,000 Filipinos, surrendered in one of the worst defeats in U.S. military history. The Provisional Tank Group ceased to exist, and its men endured the Bataan Death March, the torture and starvation of POW camps, the hell ships that took them to Japan and Manchuria for slave labor, and the Palawan massacre (where prisoners were lit on fire by the Japanese). By the end of the war, only half the PTG’s men were alive. The 1941-42 campaign in the Philippines has taken a backseat in the popular historical imagination to what came after – the Death March, the prison camps, the rescue attempts – and the role of tanks in that campaign has been largely ignored, in no small part because American field commander Jonathan Wainwright was an ex-cavalryman who did not like tanks and gave them short shrift in his postwar writings. In an evocatively written book that conjures the sights, sounds, and smells of battle in the Philippines, Caldwell restores tanks to their rightful place in the history of this campaign while also giving attention to the horrors that followed. He has conducted impressive primary research to bring to life the short but noteworthy combat history of the Provisional Tank Group, and he has dug even deeper to tell the stories of the individuals who did the fighting, selecting soldiers from each of the group’s six companies and recounting, throughout the book, the entire arc of their service, from enlistment, training, and combat to imprisonment, liberation, and return home. It gives the book strong human-interest threads to follow from the first chapter to the last.


Ala Bulletin

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Annual Report

Author by : Chicago (Ill.). Department of Public Works
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Chicago S Bridges

Author by : Nathan Holth
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Description : The Chicago River divides America's Second City into the North and South Sides, and the bridges that span it are famous for their number and beauty. With the first constructed in 1832, it was only twelve years later that a moveable bridge appeared, and today Chicago is home to some sixty bridges in all, making it one of the most bridge-rich cities in the world. These bridges even today offer fascinating glimpses into Chicago's development from rough-and-tumble trading outpost to world-class city known for its architecture and culture, and this book traces the evolution of them all, from the original rising bascules to the splendidly designed twentieth-century structures that lend Chicago much of the grandeur for which it is known world-wide.


The Booklist

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Threshold

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Highways

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Chicago In And Around The Loop

Author by : Gerard R. Wolfe
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Description : Twelve walking tours featuring Chicago's architectural heritage highlight the works of such architectural masters as Frank Lloyd Wright, Dankmar Adler, and Louis Sullivan.


Chicago

Author by : Gerard R. Wolfe
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Description : Following the unique and successful formula combining architectural information and walking tours shown in his book on New York, noted McGraw-Hill author Gerard Wolfe offers travelers and armchair travelers the same enlightenment and pleasure for Chicago. The tours are organized around architecturally significant downtown areas in and around the famous Loop, a convenient starting point. An informative introduction puts building and neighborhood in context, describing the effects fo the Great Fire of 1871 and the Columbian Exhibition of 1893, among other events.


Chicago Public Works

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Chicago

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Engineering News Record

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The American Year Book

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Era Headlights

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Better Roads

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Ala Bulletin

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