My Chicago

ISBN-10: 0810120879
ISBN-13: 9780810120877
Edition: 2003
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Description: This is the story of Jane Byrne's rise from campaign worker to the mayor's office, all within the bruising arena of Chicago politics. Part sociopolitical history, part memoir, it begins with a history of the city and her early life before she enters  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This is the story of Jane Byrne's rise from campaign worker to the mayor's office, all within the bruising arena of Chicago politics. Part sociopolitical history, part memoir, it begins with a history of the city and her early life before she enters politics and service in the Chicago machine.

Jane Byrne was born in 1933 in Chicago. In 1979 she became the first woman mayor of Chicago after defeating the Democratic Party candidate in the primary. Already the subject of two full-length biographies, Byrne is considered a trailblazer in local and national politics. She still lives in Chicago.

Acknowledgments
Foreword : The First Meeting
A Magic of Its Own
The Spirit of Chicago
Haymarket Violence
The White City
Coming of Age
Modern Chicago
The Roaring Twenties
Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?
The Dark Shadow of War
Postwar Prosperity
The King Maker
The Challenge to the Machine
The City That Wasn't Working
It Can't Happen Here
The Tumultuous Seventies
Daley's Last Hurrah
The New Mayor of Chicago
Great Dreams for Chicago
A Time of Affluence
Madame Ex-Mayor
Afterword
References
Bibliography
Index

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