Art of Backscratching in Chicago

By Neil Steinberg, Steinberg

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"e;Ed McElroy, clear of eye, sound of mind, and eighty-three years of age . . . guides his black Cadillac down Halsted Street."e; So begins longtime Chicago journalist Neil Steinberg's nuanced homage to Ed McElroy: an old-school, behind-the-scenes backscratcher who has driven the rich, powerful, and well-connected around the city, doing favors and calling them in, for decades. Helping a young Steinberg understand the city, McElroy and his take on how a Mayor's son gets to be Mayor and how a wily up-and-comer marries the daughter of a powerful alderman and later becomes governor would enthrall even the most seasoned Chicagoan. In this drive around town and through time, Steinberg ultimately serves up audacious and funny anecdotes about how it helps to stay connected, to know a guy, and to help people out when you can.

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EAN

9780226146911

Format

ebook

Author

Neil Steinberg, Steinberg

Category

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

Series

Chicago Shorts

Language

eng

Imprint

University of Chicago Press

Published Date

2013-12-13

EAN 9780226146911
Format Ebook
Author Neil Steinberg, Steinberg
Category
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Series Chicago Shorts
Pages 16
Language eng
Imprint University of Chicago Press
Published Date 2013-12-13

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