Near-Fine in Near-Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $24.95. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1-NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 330 pages. -This book explores the life and career of Richard J. Daley, one of the most powerful politicians of the twentieth century: his close alliances with a succession of America's presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter; his shaping of the Democratic party; his controversial role in the civil rights movements; and his civic legacy to his beloved Chicago. Publishers Weekly An associate editor of the Chicago Tribune, Ciccone, who has covered local politics for 35 years, has an encyclopedic knowledge of his subject and a familiarity with backroom wheeling and dealing, the ways in which power is grabbed and held. An exemplar of that style of politics, as he shows here, was Richard J. Daley, mayor of the Windy City from 1955 until his death in 1976. He served a long apprenticeship as state representative, state senator, deputy controller, revenue director, county clerk, committeeman and party chairman and was the last of the big-city Democratic bosses. Ciccone presents the twists and turns of the tortuous path by which Daley became the king of his city and a major player in national politics. And he offers some credible speculations: Illinois Democrats backed idealistic Adlai Stevenson for president in 1952 because they wanted him out of the gubernatorial mansion; the 1960 presidential race in the key state of Illinois was decided because the upstate Democrats cheated more effectively than did the downstate Republicans.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. From the inside cover: "Daley: Power and Presidential Politics explores the life and career of Richard J. Daley, one of the most powerful politicians of the twentieth century: his close alliances with a succession of America's presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter; his shaping of the Democratic party; his controversial role in the civil rights movement; and his civic legacy to his beloved Chicago. In this election year, when the 1996 Democratic National Convention returns to Chicago for the first time since the disastrous 1968 spectacle, author F. Richard Ciccone examines the enduring myth of the "Daley Machine" and the incredible influence Daley exerted on presidential politics for close to a quarter century. This biography presents a riveting account not only of one man's life but also of an entangled, intoxicating era in American politics."
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