American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation

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Little, Brown, May 8, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 640 pages
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This is a biography of mayor Richard J. Daley. It is the story of his rise from the working-class Irish neighbourhood of his childhood to his role as one of the most important figures in 20th century American politics.

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"to wound the autumnal city. So howled out for the world to give him a name The in-dark answered with wind." -Samuel Delany, Dhalgren, opening lines "Every time I go to Chicago, I leave with scars ... Read full review

AMERICAN PHARAOH: Richard J. Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation

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A monumental biography of Chicago's six-term mayor that elevates the coarse and cunning political boss to the status of an American icon.It's hard to argue with the assertion of journalists Cohen ... Read full review


Extraordinary acclaim for American Pharaoh Copyright Prologue
A Separate World
A House for All Peoples
Chicago Aint Ready for Reform
I Am the Mayor and Dont You Forget
Public Aid Penitentiary
Make No Little Plans
Two for You Three for
All of Us Are Trying to Eliminate Slums
The Outcome Was Bitterly Disappointing
Shoot to Kill
Preserving Disorder
We Wore Suits and Ties
If a Man Cant Put His Arms Around His Sons

Beware of the Press Mayor
Were Going to Have a Movement in Chicago

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Adam Cohen graduated from Harvard Law School and was an education-reform lawyer before becoming a journalist. He is assistant editorial page editor of The New York Times, where he has been a member of the editorial board since 2002. He was previously a senior writer for Time magazine. He is the author of several books including Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America, The Perfect Store: Inside eBay, and Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck. He is the co-author of American Pharaoh: Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation.

Elizabeth Taylor's acting career has spanned six decades. Since her film debut at the age of nine, she has received two Oscar Awards and five Best Actress nominations as well as a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the French Legion of Honor, and she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2001. As a young actress she was best known for her roles in "Lassie Come Home" and "National Velvet." Highlights of her later career include "Father of the Bride; Raintree County; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Suddenly, Last Summer; BUtterfield 8; Cleopatra; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?;" and "The Taming of the Shrew." Elizabeth Taylor wrote and illustrated "Nibbles and Me

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