Chicago politics...ugly. Corruption is a culture that catches on quickly and sticks around.Published 1 month ago by winifred dollear
This well written book puts a spotlight on power, race, ethnicity and urban struggle.
It tells the story of Mayor Daley's rise to power and his hold on it. Read more
Not very happy after I read this book. Living in Chicago and having had to endure his son who left the taxpayers high and dry. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Commando Big
I was fifteen when Daley died, so I had little knowledge of what brought him to power. Of course, I'd heard all about the Machine, so what's telling is to view the Machine in its... Read morePublished 19 months ago by TruxtonSpangler
For those folks like myself that grew up under the "stewardship" of hiz honor, this book rings as true as it is appalling at times. Read morePublished 21 months ago by D R Anderson
Boring book went on and on about race problems in the city. Inaccurate Said he brought the u of i to chicago It was on navy Peir before he was mayor he had a new building... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Eileen M. Sullivan
American Pharaoh is a detailed and objective history of both Chicago and the late Mayor Daley. The authors do a great job of portraying a complex personality from many angles. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Ben
This is a comprehensive biography of the senior Mayor Daley, emphasizing his rise to power, early activities and reactions to the turbulent 1960's. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Tom K.
I read this book a number of years ago, but it resonated with me at the time and I remember parts of it well, so I thought I'd weigh in to counter the one star reviews who are way... Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by Veritas