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Gambler King of Clark Street : Michael C. Mcdonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine

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The Gambler King of Clark Street tells the story of a larger-than-life figure who fused Chicago’s criminal underworld with the city’s political and commercial spheres to create an urban machine built on graft, bribery, and intimidation. Lindberg vividly paints the life of the Democratic kingmaker against the wider backdrop of nineteenth-century Chicago crime and politics. 

McDonald has long been cited in the published work of city historians, members of academia, and the press as the principal architect of a unified criminal enterprise that reached into the corridors of power in Chicago, Cook County, the state of Illinois, and ultimately the Oval Office. The Gambler King of Clark Street is both a major addition to Chicago’s historical literature and a revealing biography of a powerful and troubled man.

Illinois State Historical Society Scholarly Award, Certificate of Excellence, 2009
Society of Midland Authors Biography Award, 2009?
 

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, True Crime
Series Title: Elmer H Johnson & Carol Holmes Johnson Series in Criminology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Author: Richard C. Lindberg
Language: English
Street Date: March 22, 2017
TCIN: 51833518
UPC: 9780809335831
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-1568
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