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Introducing Chicago Shorts


“Longer than a tweet and shorter than A River Runs Through It—”


 The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the launch of Chicago Shorts—distinguished selections, including never-before-published material, off-the-radar reads culled from the University of Chicago Press’s commanding archive, and the best of our newest books, all priced for impulse buying and presented exclusively in DRM-free e-book format.

Aimed at the general reader and running the gamut from the latest in contemporary scholarship to can’t-miss chapters from classic publications, Chicago Shorts turn the page on the twenty-first-century reading experience.

Among the inaugural batch of nine Shorts, you’ll find:


To celebrate our launch of the series and whet your palates, we’ll be offering Bill Veeck’s Crosstown Classic for free throughout the month of February not only directly from us but also from most major e-book retailers. All other Shorts will be priced at $3.99 and available across all major e-book platforms, as well as from the University of Chicago Press website.

For additional information about individual Shorts, please visit our series website.

Stay tuned for more news, including the June launch of our Summer Shorts series, which includes Richard A. Peterson’s How Hank Williams Created Country Music, Michael LaBarbera’s It’s Alive! The Mad Science of Movie Monsters, and Sara Suleri Goodyear’s Excellent Things about Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan, among other titles fit for the longest days of the year.