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The Resource Mr. Chairman : power in Dan Rostenkowski's America, James L. Merriner

Mr. Chairman : power in Dan Rostenkowski's America, James L. Merriner

Label
Mr. Chairman : power in Dan Rostenkowski's America
Title
Mr. Chairman
Title remainder
power in Dan Rostenkowski's America
Statement of responsibility
James L. Merriner
Title variation
Mister Chairman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story of Dan Rostenkowski's rise and fall provides one of the keys to how power is sought, won, exercised, and distributed in contemporary America, argues political journalist James L. Merriner."--BOOK JACKET. "A literal son of the Chicago political machine, Rostenkowski was installed in politics by his father, Alderman Joseph P. Rostenkowski, and by his mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley. In his thirty-six-year congressional career, he served nine presidents, forming close friendships with many of them. His legislative masterpiece was the 1986 tax reform law. Eight years later, he was indicted on federal charges for misusing tax dollars and campaign funds."--Jacket
  • "In his dealings with the man who tumbled dramatically from his high position as chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee all the way down to a cell in a federal prison in Wisconsin, Merriner found Rostenkowski candid, straightforward, and authentic - "except when it came to his own finances." Rostenkowski is not a complex man in need of psychoanalysis on the part of his biographer, and Merriner does not indulge in much of that. Purely, simply, and openly, Rostenkowski wanted power. He wanted wealth. He got both, and Merriner shows us how."--Jacket
  • "This illustrated biography is not authorized by Rostenkowski, who declined Merriner's interview requests after June 1995. His sources are the public record, previous interviews with Rostenkowski and with many other sources before and after 1995, and his own political acumen gained from decades on the political scene."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merriner, James L.
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.R66
LC item number
M47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legislators
  • Rostenkowski, Dan
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Mr. Chairman : power in Dan Rostenkowski's America, James L. Merriner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-325) 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
40473818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809322800
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98054247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mr. Chairman : power in Dan Rostenkowski's America, James L. Merriner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-325) 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
40473818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809322800
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98054247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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