The Gambler King of Clark Street

The Gambler King of Clark Street

Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine

eBook - 2009
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The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine tells the story of a larger-than-life figure who fused Chicago's criminal underworld with the city's political and commercial spheres to create an urban machine built on graft, bribery, and intimidation. In this first ever biography of McDonald, author Richard C. Lindberg vividly paints the life of the Democratic kingmaker against the wider backdrop of nineteenth-century Chicago crime and politics. Twenty-five years before Al Capone's birth, Michael McDonald was b.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages, [18] pages of plates) : illustrations.

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