Clout: Mayor Daley and His City

  • Title: Clout: Mayor Daley and His City
  • Author: Len O'Connor
  • ISBN: 9780809282913
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Len O'Connor Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Clout: Mayor Daley and His City book, this is one of the most wanted Len O'Connor author readers around the world.


    1. A really good book about Chicago politics 1950-1980.


    2. Having grown up in a Chicago suburb I well remember Len O'Connor's uber-nasal, slow manner of speaking as a TV newsman. His editorial commentary was brilliantly written, if oddly, uniquely delivered. O'Connor was a Chicagoan through and through. I was in the Navy, overseas when Clout was published and I bought it as soon as it came available through the Book of the Month Club. I was not at all disappointed. In reading it my mind heard his distinct voice and restrained delivery throughout. O'Conn [...]


    3. The first half of the book, dealing with Daley I's rise through the machine, culminating in his being elected Mayor is pretty good. As a new resident of Chicago, it was interesting and illuminating - if a little biased.As the book strides towards 1975 (the year the book was published,) it loses its luster (35+ years later,) as the author seems to assume that the reader has more than a passing familiarity with, what were then, current events.


    4. Interesting picture of Daley the First. I didn't realize so many of his strategies came from Anton Cermak. Also, how much of the system has remained the same (sigh).


    5. Good book, and I learned quite a bit. Just not as interesting a subject as I expected.


    6. it ain't royko but it's very good


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