The Mayors: The Chicago Political TraditionISBN: 0809326124;
Book DescriptionA new edition of the definitive history of mayoral power and influence in Chicago The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition taps America?s most qualified observers to scrupulously assess the city?s mayors within the vigorous and tumultuous history of Chicago government. This revised and updated edition features extensive commentary on the enduring mayoral influence of Richard M. Daley. "In the seventeen years since The Mayors was first published," editors Paul M. Green and Melvin G. Holli write in the Preface to this edition, "Chicago politics has become more genteel, more docile, and more predictable. This dampening of the city?s once red-hot political coals is due to domination by one man: Mayor Richard M. Daley." Also providing a political roadmap through the complex and fascinating labyrinth of Chicago politics are essays on other recent mayors: Richard J. Daley, Michael A. Bilandic, Jane M. Byrne, and Harold Washington. Green and...
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