Don't Make No Waves... Don't Back No Losers: An Insiders' Analysis of the Daley Machine
Indiana University Press, Aug 1, 1976 - Political Science - 320 pages
Tis is simply the best book that has been written about politics in Chicago. In the words of Andrew M. Greeley, "It is a very astute and dispassionate analysis of Chicago political life—far and away the best I have ever seen. Rakove is without illusions about either the right or the left." Rakove brings to his study an intimate knowledge of Chicago and the Daley machine, a practitioner's understanding of street-level politics, and a scholar's background in political theory. Blending anecdote with theory and description in a lively style, Rakove has bridged the gap between scholar and layman in a work that will appeal to both.
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Review: Don't Make No Waves...Don't Back No Losers: An Insiders' Analysis of the Daley MachineUser Review - Paulatics - Goodreads
I loved this book because it explained many childhood years as a precinct captain's daughter. Most of the names, if not the actual people, are known to me. Read full review
Review: Don't Make No Waves...Don't Back No Losers: An Insiders' Analysis of the Daley MachineUser Review - Steven Peterson - Goodreads
Milton Rakove wrote this book after having served as a figure in the Chicago political machine. An academic, he used the participant-observation methodology to examine Richard Daley's machine. He ... Read full review