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Maverick and the Machine : Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story (Reprint) (Paperback)

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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 dirt-poor 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 AwardsIllinois State Historical Society Certificate of Excellence, 2008
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 338
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Historical, USA / State + Local / Midwest, Political
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Author: Dan Walker
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2015
TCIN: 50504751
UPC: 9780809334667
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-6186
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