I forgot to mention the book that I just finished. I can't believe I forgot it. It was long and took quite a while to read. Luckily, I was able to get a lot of it read while I was laying on a pool chair in Las Vegas. ;)
"Devil in the White City", by Erik Larson - I really enjoyed it. It was about the Columbian Exposition/World's Fair that was in Chicago in the 1890's. It really had a lot of great Chicago history in the book. It sounds like it was a crazy, but very difficult, time to be around. I am really glad that I read it.