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American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation

American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation by Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Taylor 0316834033 9780316834032
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From his election in 1955 until his death in 1976, Mayor Richard J. Daley ruled Chicago with an iron fist. The last of the big city bosses, Daley was an outsized national figure whose powerbrokering got Kennedy elected in 1960. He was also a man of profound prejudices who had a deep authoritarian streak, as the nation witnessed when his police officers savagely cracked down on peaceful protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. While he transformed Chicago into a merropolis of skyscrapers, freeways, & a thriving downtown, he also constructed the nations worst ghettos & made Chicago the most segregated city in America. . American Pharaoh is the only available biography of one of the seminal figures in twentieth century American history. . Bestselling comparisons include Robert Caros The Power Broker & Ron Chernows Titan.

Author: Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Taylor

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 624

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: 2000-05-01

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ISBN: 0316834033


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