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The Resource American pharaoh : Mayor Richard J. Daley : his battle for Chicago and the nation, Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor

American pharaoh : Mayor Richard J. Daley : his battle for Chicago and the nation, Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor

Label
American pharaoh : Mayor Richard J. Daley : his battle for Chicago and the nation
Title
American pharaoh
Title remainder
Mayor Richard J. Daley : his battle for Chicago and the nation
Statement of responsibility
Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""This is Chicago, this is America." With those words, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley famously defended his brutal crackdown on protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Profoundly divided racially, economically, and socially, Chicago was indeed a microcosm of America, and for more than two decades Daley ruled it with an iron fist. The last of the big city bosses, Daley ran an unbeatable political machine that controlled over one million votes. From 1955 until his death in 1976, every decision of any importance - from distributing patronage jobs to picking congressional candidates - went through his office. Kennedy and Johnson owed their presidencies to his control of the Illinois vote, and he made sure they never forgot it. In a city legendary for its corruption and backroom politics, Daley's power was unrivaled." "A quarter of a century after his death, Daley's outsize presence continues in influence American urban life, and a reassessment of his career is long overdue. Now, veteran journalists Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor present the definitive biography of Richard J. Daley, drawn from newly uncovered material and dozens of interviews with his contemporaries. From the working-class Irish neighborhood of his childhood to his role as national power broker, American Pharaoh offers a riveting account of the life and times of one of the most important figures in twentieth-century politics."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Adam
Dewey number
  • 977.3/11043/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.54.D34
LC item number
C64 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daley, Richard J
  • Mayors
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • United States
Label
American pharaoh : Mayor Richard J. Daley : his battle for Chicago and the nation, Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [593]-599) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42392137
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
614 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316834032
Lccn
99042157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
American pharaoh : Mayor Richard J. Daley : his battle for Chicago and the nation, Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [593]-599) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42392137
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
614 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316834032
Lccn
99042157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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