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First Son
Author: Keith Koeneman

ISBN: 9780226449470
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28 February 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.3
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"Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. 'Simply put, it's time,' he said." New York Times, September 7, 2010

With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years, the longest-serving and most powerful mayor in the history of Chicago-and, arguably, America-stepped down, leaving behind a city that was utterly transformed, and a complicated legacy we are only beginning to evaluate.In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend. Making deft use of unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago's business and cultural leaders, Koeneman draws on more than one hundred interviews to tell an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution.



With Koeneman as our guide, we follow young Daley from his beginnings as an average Bridgeport kid thought to lack his father's tal...

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