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Clout: Mayor Daley and His City

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 1st 1975 by Henry Regnery
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Mark
Mar 04, 2017 Mark rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
A really good book about Chicago politics 1950-1980.
KennyO
Aug 17, 2014 KennyO rated it really liked it
Having grown up in a Chicago suburb I well remember Len O'Connor's uber-nasal, slow manner of speaking as a TV newsman. His editorial commentary was brilliantly written, if oddly, uniquely delivered. O'Connor was a Chicagoan through and through. I was in the Navy, overseas when Clout was published and I bought it as soon as it came available through the Book of the Month Club. I was not at all disappointed. In reading it my mind heard his distinct voice and restrained delivery throughout. O'Conn ...more
Wes
May 25, 2011 Wes rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicago
The first half of the book, dealing with Daley I's rise through the machine, culminating in his being elected Mayor is pretty good. As a new resident of Chicago, it was interesting and illuminating - if a little biased.

As the book strides towards 1975 (the year the book was published,) it loses its luster (35+ years later,) as the author seems to assume that the reader has more than a passing familiarity with, what were then, current events.
Colin
Apr 14, 2008 Colin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting picture of Daley the First. I didn't realize so many of his strategies came from Anton Cermak. Also, how much of the system has remained the same (sigh).
Tim
Jan 07, 2014 Tim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, and I learned quite a bit. Just not as interesting a subject as I expected.
J.C.
Jan 21, 2010 J.C. rated it did not like it
30 pages.
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