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The Maverick and the Machine : Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story.

Author: Dan Walker
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.
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A reformer who was always colorful, provocative, and controversial, Dan Walker became a political maverick, winning two tough elections to become governor of Illinois. Having once sat at the pinnacle of power in Illinois as the state's chief executive, Walker later found himself behind the bars of a federal prison following his conviction on charges of bank fraud. The Maverick and the Machine tells the dramatic  Read more...
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Biography
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Walker, Dan.
Maverick and the Machine : Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2007
Named Person: Daniel Walker; Daniel Walker
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Walker
ISBN: 9780809387564 0809387565
OCLC Number: 856870496
Description: 1 online resource (379 pages)
Contents: Cover; Jacket Flaps; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. A Tough Father, a Loving Wife, and a Growing Family; 2. The War, Law School, and the U.S. Supreme Court; 3. My Introduction to Machine Politics; 4. The Underbelly of Machine Politics; 5. My Political Baptism; 6. Becoming an Independent Democrat; 7. Becoming Controversial in Chicago; 8. Marching with Rev. King and Taking On the Mob; 9. Reporting on Urban Riots and Dealing with Daley; 10. The Walker Report; Gallery of Illustrations; 11. Launching the Campaign for Governor; 12. The Long Walk. 13. The Good People of Southern Illinois14. Blister Pains Balanced by Personal Pleasures; 15. Stories of the Walk; 16. The End of the 1,197-Mile Walk; 17. Shaking a Million Hands; 18. Election Night; 19. Victory despite Nixon's Republican Landslide; 20. The New, Tough Executive Orders; 21. Fighting with Daley's Legislators; 22. A Prison Riot and Midterm Election Victories; 23. Losing in the 1976 Primary; 24. A Dramatically New and Different Life; 25. The Sad Trail to Jail; 26. Suicidal Thoughts; 27. More Travail and Finally Peace; Conclusion; Index; Author Bio; Back Cover.
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A reformer who was always colorful, provocative, and controversial, Dan Walker became a political maverick, winning two tough elections to become governor of Illinois. Having once sat at the pinnacle of power in Illinois as the state's chief executive, Walker later found himself behind the bars of a federal prison following his conviction on charges of bank fraud. The Maverick and the Machine tells the dramatic story of Walker's rise from dirt-poor beginnings to successful trial lawyer, business executive, and governor of Illinois.

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