The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story

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Description

A reformer who was always colorful, provocative, and controversial, Dan Walker became a political maverick, taking on Mayor Richard J. Daley's vaunted Chicago machine and the powerful incumbent Richard Ogilvie to become the governor of Illinois. The Maverick and the Machine tells the dramatic story of Walker's rise from dirtpoor beginnings to the pinnacle of power in Illinois and his conviction on charges of bank fraud that landed him in federal prison. This frank volume also probes the inner sanctum of the governorship and reviews the investigations of Governor Blagojevich's administration and the criminal trial of former governor George Ryan.

Best Memoir of 2008, San Diego Book Awards

Illinois State Historical Society Certificate of Excellence, 2008

Product Details

Price
£24.50
Publisher
Southern Illinois University Press
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9780809334667

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