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Don't Make No Waves...Don't Back No Losers: An Insiders' Analysis of the Daley Machine Paperback – September 22, 1976
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This book was written in 1972 or 1973, when the still-powerful machine was early in its decline. At this writing the machine is far weaker and altered, yet still exists with some potency. Also, from 1979-1989 Chicago had a female and two Black mayors, and since 1989 Daley's son has reigned with support from many (but not all) reformers that once opposed his father.