Chicago cago (and Illinois) is famous for our cut-throat, take-no-prisoners approach to politics. The phrase “Chicago-style politics is used regularly (especially in relation to the Obama White House). National Public Radio had a piece today (Four Books To Help You Master Chicago Politics) where they interviewed journalists who know Chicago and asked them to discuss books that outlined some of the history, philosophy, and stereotypes around “Chicago-style politics.” Our library owns two of these book (see list below). You can find the other books at local public libraries in our area or order them.
Please feel free to stop by the library or ask us online. We’ll help you locate these:
- Boss: Richard J. Daley Of Chicago by Mike Royko (in the MVCC Library)
- Don’t Make No Waves — Don’t Back No Losers: An Insider’s Analysis Of The Daley Machine by Milton L. Rakove
- Grafters And Goo Goos: Corruption And Reform In Chicago by James L. Merriner
- There Are No Children Here: The Story Of Two Boys Growing Up In The Other America by Alex Kotlowitz (in the MVCC Library)