By Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Taylor

ISBN-10: 0316145157

ISBN-13: 9780316145152

It is a biography of mayor Richard J. Daley. it's the tale of his upward push from the working-class Irish neighbourhood of his formative years to his position as essentially the most very important figures in twentieth century American politics.

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