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Mr.Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America (Hardback)
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Mr.Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 31/10/1999
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The story of Dan Rostenkowski's rise and fall provides one of the keys to how power is sought, won, exercised, and distributed in contemporary America, argues the author, a political journalist. This biography is not authorized by Rostenkowski, who declined the author's interview requests.

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
ISBN: 9780809322800
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 721 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm


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" Reading Mr. Merriner' s rollicking account is what I imagine it would be like to be a guest at a Polish-American picnic in Chicago, being regaled with stories-- some admiring, some damning-- about big Joe Rusty' s cocky kid. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Merriner' s detailed, colorful and anecdotal reports of life and politics in Chicago' s old 32nd Ward." -- "Washington Times"

Merriner " paints Rostenkowski as a dealmaker who worked hard for special interests, whether it was a $288 million tax break in 1984 for 333 Chicago options traders, tax breaks to finance a new Comiskey Park, or $200 million in advantages for Commonwealth Edison. He details Rostenkowski' s crimes and leaves no doubt that many serious misdeeds were at stake, not just the usual congressional corruption of favors-for-donations that Rostenkowski dealt with on an everyday basis at Ways and Means. As Merriner puts it, ' Dan Rostenkowski all but wore a sign around his neck that flashed "I want power,"' " -- "Chicago Sun Times"

" Reading Mr. Merriner ' s rollicking account is what I imagine it would be like to be a guest at a Polish-American picnic in Chicago, being regaled with stories -- some admiring, some damning -- about big Joe Rusty ' s cocky kid. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Merriner ' s detailed, colorful and anecdotal reports of life and politics in Chicago ' s old 32nd Ward. " -- Washington Times

Merriner " paints Rostenkowski as a dealmaker who worked hard for special interests, whether it was a $288 million tax break in 1984 for 333 Chicago options traders, tax breaks to finance a new Comiskey Park, or $200 million in advantages for Commonwealth Edison. He details Rostenkowski ' s crimes and leaves no doubt that many serious misdeeds were at stake, not just the usual congressional corruption of favors-for-donations that Rostenkowski dealt with on an everyday basis at Ways and Means. As Merriner puts it, ' Dan Rostenkowski all but wore a sign around his neck that flashed I want power . ' " -- Chicago Sun Times

0;Reading Mr. Merriner7;s rollicking account is what I imagine it would be like to be a guest at a Polish-American picnic in Chicago, being regaled with stories2;some admiring, some damning2;about big Joe Rusty7;s cocky kid. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Merriner7;s detailed, colorful and anecdotal reports of life and politics in Chicago7;s old 32nd Ward.1; 2; "Washington Times"

Merriner 0;paints Rostenkowski as a dealmaker who worked hard for special interests, whether it was a $288 million tax break in 1984 for 333 Chicago options traders, tax breaks to finance a new Comiskey Park, or $200 million in advantages for Commonwealth Edison. He details Rostenkowski7;s crimes and leaves no doubt that many serious misdeeds were at stake, not just the usual congressional corruption of favors-for-donations that Rostenkowski dealt with on an everyday basis at Ways and Means. As Merriner puts it, 6;Dan Rostenkowski all but wore a sign around his neck that flashed "I want power,"7;1; 2; "Chicago Sun Times"

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