Arnold Van Puymbroeck
The First Eighty Years - A Tribute to the Man Who Led the Belgian Colony of Chicago for Fifty Years (1952-2002) Sponsored by and for the Benefit of The Belgian American Historical Society & The Belgian American Club of Chicago
by David Baeckelandt
About the Book
Chicago has had a strong and vibrant Flemish community for 150 years. For most of the last 50 years one man, Arnold Van Puymbroeck, a native of Vrasene, near Antwerp, led this community. This book, written for the Belgian American Historical Society of Chicago, is not only a biography of this man but a chronicle of Chicago's "Belgische Colonie".