Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

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This is the story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago?s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley?s cardinal sins as well as his milestone achievements, this scathing work by Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to life the most powerful political figure of his time: his laissez-faire policy toward corruption, his unique brand of public ...
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This is the story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley’s cardinal sins as well as his milestone achievements, this scathing work by Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to life the most powerful political figure of his time: his laissez-faire policy toward corruption, his unique brand of public relations, and the widespread influence that earned him the epithet of “king maker.” The politician, the machine, the city—Royko reveals all with witty insight and unwavering honesty, in this incredible portrait of the last of the backroom Caesars. This new edition includes an Introduction in which the author reflects on Daley’s death and the future of Chicago.

"A pungent and precise portrait of how big-city politics work...Muckraking at its best, a remorseless book that bites and tears." --The New York Times

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
First published in 1971 when the late Daley was mayor of Chicago, this classic ``provides a detailed and, for some, eye-opening account of Daley's rise to absolute control of the Chicago Democratic political machine,'' said PW , finding the book ``sardonic and sometimes hilarious reading.'' (September)
Studs Terkel
Stunning, astonishing, myth—shattering!
—Studs Terkel, New York Times Book Review
John Barkham
Without question the most devastating dissection of a personal municipal fief I've ever read…brilliant!
—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452261679
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 267,354
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author


Mike Royko was a nationally syndicated columnist working for the Chicago Tribune. His other books include Like I Was Saying and Sez Who? Sez Me.
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