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Greg Borzo

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Borzo is from Chicago's Northwest side and lives in the South Loop.

Biography: Greg Borzo has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He has been a full-time writer at Modern Railroads Magazine (Editor-in-Chief), Traffic World, (Midwest Editor), American Medical Association (Reporter, then Business Editor, at American Medical News), Field Museum (Science Writer), and University of Chicago (News Officer). He has won several awards, including Grinnell College’s Alumni Award, two Peter Lisagor Awards (one of Chicago’s top journalism honors), several Gold or Silver Trumpets from the Publicity Club of Chicago, and a top book award (Certificate of Excellence) from the Illinois State Historical Society. Borzo lives in the South Loop to best enjoy Chicago’s art and architecture; culture and history; biking and restaurants. He loves to share his knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Windy City.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Chicago Cable Cars
ISBN: 1609493273 OCLC: 801928830

History Press, Charleston, SC : 2012.

Rattle back into a time when Chicago was a city of cable cars. For almost one-quarter of a century, Chicago boasted the largest cable car system the world has ever seen, transporting more than one billion riders. Borzo guides readers through the fascinating story of the rise and fall of this aspects of Chicago's transit history.

Chicago's Fabulous Fountains
ISBN: 9780809335794 OCLC: 953552656

[This book] presents in words and pictures many of the more than one hundred outdoor public fountains in Chicago, informing readers about their origin and place in the city--

City Cycling USA: Chicago
ISBN: 0500293104 OCLC:

Thames & Hudson 2018

This handy compact guide tells you all you need to know about seeing Chicago on two wheels. With chapters dedicated to various sights and neighborhoods―Wicker Park, Lakefront Path South, West Side, Lincoln Park, and Downtown―City Cycling USA: Chicago dispels the myth that the Windy City can’t be toured by bike.Each area is mapped out in detail and includes recommendations for cafes, bars, galleries, museums, shops, and parks that are worth a visit. Cyclists can follow a set itinerary or pick and choose as they wish. For cycling enthusiasts, the section on Racing and Training gives some context to Chicago’s cycling heritage and offers ideas for longer and more scenic routes in the countryside.Illustrated throughout.

History Lover's Guide to Chicago (History & Guide)
ISBN: 1540250431 OCLC:

History PR 2021

Founded next to a great lake and a sluggish river, Chicago grew faster than any city ever has. Splendid department stores created modern retailing, and the skyscraper was invented to handle the needs of booming businesses in an increasingly concentrated downtown. The stockyards fed the world, and railroads turned the city into the nation's transportation hub. A great fire leveled the city, but Chicago rose again. Glorious museums, churches and theaters sprang up. Explore a missile site that became a bird sanctuary and discover how Chicago's first public library came to be located in an abandoned water tank. Follow the steps of business leaders and society dames, anarchists and army generals, and learn whose ashes were surreptitiously sprinkled over Wrigley Field. Combining years of research and countless miles of guided tours, author Greg Borzo pursues Chicago's sweeping historical arc through its fascinating nooks and crannies.

Lost Restaurants of Chicago (American Palate)
ISBN: 9781625859334 OCLC: 1044860293

Many of Chicago's greatest or most unusual restaurants are no longer taking reservations, but they're definitely not forgotten. From steakhouses to delis, these dining destinations attracted movie stars, fed the hungry, launched nationwide trends and created a smorgasbord of culinary choices. Stretching across almost two centuries of memorable service and adventurous menus, this book revisits the institutions entrusted with the city's special occasions. Noted author Greg Borzo dishes out course after course of fondly remembered fare, from Maxim's to Charlie Trotter's and Trader Vic's to the Blackhawk.--Back cover.

RAGBRAI:: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride
ISBN: ‎1609497007 OCLC:

The History Press 2013

Launched as a lark in 1973, RAGBRAI has developed into the world's largest, longest and oldest bicycle touring event. Thousands of cyclists from all fifty states and dozens of countries ride across Iowa for a weeklong festival. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of hospitable Iowans welcome, feed and shelter this rolling carnival, showcasing their communities. Greg Borzo has gathered hundreds of stories that reveal the essence of this unique event. He has also gathered a lavish collection of photographs and cartoons--vintage and contemporary, most never published before--that illustrate RAGBRAI's kaleidoscopic character.

The Chicago L
ISBN: 9780738551005 OCLC: 144608455

Arcadia Pub., Charleston, SC : ©2007.

The thundering

The Windies' City--Chicago's Historical Hidden Treasures
ISBN: 0971048738 OCLC: Chicago, Ill. :

Highlights of Chicago Press Chicago, Ill. : 2006

The Windies' City contains a broad cross section of the favorite field trips of three Chicago History Museum docents. It features historical places that are off the beaten path rather than predictable tourist destinations. We trust that you will enjoy exploring the city with us as you read these entries.

Where to Bike Chicago: Best Biking in City and Suburbs
ISBN: 0980750229 OCLC: 703463929

BA Press, [Port Kembla, NSW] : 2011.

Where to Bike Chicago, Best Biking in the City and Suburbs