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.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
Edition: illustrated Edition
"Byrne ... presents a broader view of the political and social development of Chicago than ... other books. The anecdotes, historical references, and personal impressions provide a rich backdrop for the political analysis."