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The Chicago Mayor, Big Bill Thompson, and his conspirator, Fred Lundin, had a great plan for the city.
Both books are well research and present vivid characters set against he colorful background of the historical events through which the operated.
This was a terrific read and I really enjoyed this book which was very well written, exciting, and well researched.
Chicago history that most of us is oblivious and reaffirms that corruption is a way of life for Chicago's mayors. Did drag at times, but I'm glad I read it.Published 8 days ago by Susan M. Crowell
Although the first third (approximately) of the book seemed to drag, the vivid story-telling from newspaper and diary accounts helps bring the reader back to that time period. Read morePublished 27 days ago by CJ
I took the “12 days” part literally, so I was a bit confused when I saw that Part One covers from January 1 to July 21. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bookfanatic1979
This historical account of 12 days in Chicago's life was well documented and extremely interesting. The writing was engaging and the events protrayed were enlightening. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol Baness
If you want evidence that things haven’t changed all that much in the great state of Illinois, read City of Scoundrels by Gary Krist. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jane Easterly
Found it quite interesting, however my family link to Chicago goes back to the late 1800's. Glad I didn't listen to the critical reviews. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Butte
I really enjoyed learning this history of Chicago. I had heard some of the legends before,but it is nice to obtain the facts.Published 4 months ago by Carol C.
This book starts out with a bang and ties together many disparate circumstances. You think the whole book is going to be one fine insight after another. Read morePublished 4 months ago by speechie3