The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story (Hardback)
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The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 30/11/2015
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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 dirtpoor 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 Awards

Illinois State Historical Society Certificate of Excellence, 2008

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809334667
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" I've known other Illinois governors during the past fifty years, and none of them has written anything as self-revealing as "The Maverick and the Machine. "Former governor Walker bares his soul, extolling his virtues and confessing his weaknesses while laying out in vivid detail stages of a life with little parallel."
-- Taylor Pensoneau, coauthor of "Dan Walker: The Glory and the Tragedy"
"" "A story with a certain Greek tragedy to it, "The Maverick and the Machine" offers a rare insight into the inner workings of Illinois politics and government. If this were a script for a made-for-television movie, it would be improbable. The story, however, is all too real."
-- John S. Jackson, former chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and visiting professor at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
& nbsp; " I've known other Illinois governors during the past fifty years, and none of them has written anything as self-revealing as The Maverick and the Machine. Former governor Walker bares his soul, extolling his virtues and confessing his weaknesses while laying out in vivid detail stages of a life with little parallel. "
-- Taylor Pensoneau, coauthor of Dan Walker: The Glory and the Tragedy
"I've known other Illinois governors during the past fifty years, and none of them has written anything as self-revealing as "The Maverick and the Machine. "Former governor Walker bares his soul, extolling his virtues and confessing his weaknesses while laying out in vivid detail stages of a life with little parallel."
--Taylor Pensoneau, coauthor of "Dan Walker: The Glory and the Tragedy"

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