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Richard J. Daley
Politics, Race, and the Governing of Chicago
"The most complete and authoritative biography of this powerful political figure that we yet have."—Journal of American History
"Essential reading for urban scholars and those knowledgeable about Chicago's politics. A well-done and important contribution to the urban literature."—Library Journal
"Highly readable and thoroughly researched ... a valuable contribution to local history."—Chicago Sun-Times
From his first election in 1955 to 1976, Mayor Richard J. Daley dominated Chicago's political landscape. A product of the Irish Catholic working class, Daley never lost touch with his roots as he rose through the Democratic Party machine—whose workings he perfected—to become a powerful and enduring political figure.
(1995) 302 pp.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Chicago, 1945-1955
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