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Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago (original 1971; edition 1971)

by Mike Royko

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Member:lilithcat
Title:Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago
Authors:Mike Royko
Info:Dutton (1971), Edition: [1st ed.], Hardcover
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Tags:Chicago, politics-Chicago, Royko, biographies, Da Mare

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Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago by Mike Royko (1971)

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    Royko: A Life in Print by F. Richard Ciccone (lilithcat)
    lilithcat: Mike Royko and Richard J. Daley were both towering, and often antagonistic, figures in Chicago, in journalism and politics respectively. Read both these books, and you get a very real and definitive picture of how Chicago worked.
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This book is about the interplay between politics and crime in the 1960's and before. Daley isn't the stuff of noble aspiration, but such men as he are part of the American political landscape. Royko is a clear writer, and has given an account which conveys historical information, while avoiding libel under american law, and the threat of violent retaliation, a rumoured but not proven tactic in the circles described. it is well worth reading for fans of real politik.
I obviously read an earlier edition. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Aug 21, 2015 |
Definitely one person's viewpoint on Daley, but an important one. Gave me a great perspective on Chicago politics in the 20th century. ( )
  gregory_gwen | Dec 3, 2010 |
Definitely one person's viewpoint on Daley, but an important one. Gave me a great perspective on Chicago politics in the 20th century. ( )
  LTFL_JMLS | Dec 3, 2010 |
A classic of political biography, this is also the story of the city that was ruled by Mayor Richard J. Daley. Daley, still mayor at the printing of this book, ruled Chicago for over 20 years, continuing a tradition of graft, corruption and iron efficiency. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 17, 2007 |
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In probing the career of Chicago's mayor the author illuminates the workings of the political machine which runs the city

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