Summary

Elizabeth Taylor was a correspondent for Time in New York and Chicago for more than a decade. She is now Literary Editor and Sunday Magazine Editor of the Chicago Tribune.


From his election in 1955 until his death in 1976, Mayor Richard J. Daley ruled Chicago with an iron fist. The last of the big city bosses, Daley was an outsized national figure whose powerbrokering got Kennedy elected in 1960. He was also a man of profound prejudices who had a deep authoritarian streak, as the nation witnessed when his police officers savagely cracked down on peaceful protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. While he transformed Chicago into a merropolis of skyscrapers, freeways, & a thriving downtown, he also constructed the nation's worst ghettos & made Chicago the most segregated city in America. . American Pharaoh is the only available biography of one of the seminal figures in twentieth century American history. . Bestselling comparisons include Robert Caro's The Power Broker & Ron Chernow's Titan.