Big Bill Thompson, Chicago, and the Politics of Image

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There are politics, politicians, and scandals, but only in Chicago can any combination of these spark the kind of fireworks they do. And no other American city has had a mayor like William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson, not in any of his political incarnations. A brilliant chameleon of a politician, Thompson could move from pro- to anti-prohibition, from opposing the Chicago Teachers Federation to opposing a superintendent hostile to it, from being anti-Catholic to winning, in huge numbers, the Catholic vote. Shape-shifter ...

Big Bill Thompson, Chicago, and the Politics of Image 1997, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252066689

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Big Bill Thompson, Chicago, and the Politics of Image 1997, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252023651

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