Don't Make No Waves... Don't Back No Losers: An Insiders' Analysis of the Daley Machine

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Indiana University Press, Aug 1, 1976 - Political Science - 320 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Dick Daleys Town
21
The Big Precinct Captain
43
Daleys Politburo
90
The Ward Organizations
106
The Machine and the Democratic Party
132
The Machine and the Political Opposition
163
Government and the Machine
198
Whither the Machine?
233
BIBLIOGRAPHY
285
INDEX
291
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