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Dark Hearts of Chicago

(2007)
(City of Dark Hearts)
A novel by

 
 
This dark and exciting historical novel marks the collaborative debut of two remarkable talents, the novelist William Horwood and historian Helen Rappaport.

When young, inexperienced but very ambitious female reporter Emily Strauss bluffs her way into newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer's office, she comes away with a treacherous assignment: to find out what happened to Anna Zemeckis, one of many women who have disappeared during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. With the support of a young man who is just venturing into the burgeoning trade of news photography, Emily soon finds herself in a race against time to save Anna's life and to bring her story back to New York before Pulitzer's tough deadline expires.

19th century Chicago is a place of dangerous contrasts. Most obviously there is all the glitz and razzmatazz of the Fair itself and the spectacular wealth and influence of a new middle-class elite. But Emily must also come face-to-face with the rival ethnic groups, the sinister underworld of pornography and prostitution, as well as the ruthless meatpacking giants of the Union Stock Yard who control the lives and destinies of so many of Chicago's immigrant poor.

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Hardback Editions

April 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Hearts of Chicago
Author(s): William Horwood, Helen Rappaport
ISBN: 0-09-179653-9 / 978-0-09-179653-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Dark Hearts
Author(s): James Conan
ISBN: 1-78475-493-5 / 978-1-78475-493-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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April 2008 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: City of Dark Hearts
Author(s): James Conan
ISBN: 0-09-950217-8 / 978-0-09-950217-3 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Hearts of Chicago
Author(s): William Horwood, Helen Rappaport
ISBN: 0-09-179658-X / 978-0-09-179658-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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2007 : UK Paperback

Title: Dark Hearts of Chicago
Author(s): William Horwood and Helen Rappaport
ISBN: 0-09-179592-3 / 978-0-09-179592-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK