Individual Author Record
Name: Larry BennettPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBennett is professor of political science at DePaul University.
Biographical and Professional InformationLarry Bennett earned a M.C.R.P. and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Rutgers University. He is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at DePaul University. He teaches courses on American politics, focusing on cities, urban politics, and urban policy.
Titles At Your Library
The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism (Chicago Visions and Revisions)
ISBN: 0226042936 University of Chicago Press. 2010
Our traditional image of Chicago—as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends—is such a powerful shaper of the city’s identity that many of its closest observers fail to notice that a new Chicago has emerged over the past two decades. Larry Bennett here tackles some of our more commonly held ideas about the Windy City—inherited from such icons as Theodore Dreiser, Carl Sandburg, Daniel Burnham, Robert Park, Sara Paretsky, and Mike Royko—with the goal of better understanding Chicago as it is now: the third city.