Chicago is the buckle of the Rust Belt, and a city with more stories than any one press can possibly tell. But that's not for lack of trying! Here, we've bundled five of our Chicago books together for you in one handy package containing:
This City Is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America, by Jonathan Foiles
An urgent call for reform worthy of serious consideration."—Kirkus Reviews
The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago, by Daniel Kay Hertz
"When it comes to matters of place, policy, and equity in Chicago, Daniel Kay Hertz is one of the most important and incisive commentators we've got."—Eve Ewing, author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side
Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology, edited by Martha Bayne
“One of the best books to come across my desk that I can frankly remember.” —Rick Kogan, WGN Radio
The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook, edited by Martha Bayne
"Required reading." —John Warner, Chicago Tribune
Chicago Transit Hikes, by Linday Welbers
"Ready for an easy stroll? An invigorating day trip? An overnight backpacking adventure? This guide has the answers to all your questions."—Abby Schultz, Streetsblog Chicago
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"For the past five years, a small press called Belt Publishing has been bringing out intriguing nonfiction books about the Midwest; now they've started a new series called Belt Revivals to publish classic Midwestern fiction as well as nonfiction."
"Five years after its launch as a regional press specializing in nonfiction books about the industrial Midwest, Belt Publishing is growing rapidly and gaining visibility in the marketplace."
"Small presses across Appalachia and the Rust Belt consistently publish, to little fanfare, incredibly diverse work — books that are lush, gritty, surprising and so very true. Perhaps the best example, or certainly the best place to begin, is Catte’s “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.” This edgy, meticulous work of nonfiction from Cleveland’s Belt Publishing dispels many myths about the region."