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Mr. Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America



The story of Dan Rostenkowski's rise and fall provides one of the keys to how power is sought, won, exercised, and distributed in contemporary America, argues political journalist James L. Merriner. In his thirty-six-year congressional career, he served nine presidents, forming close friendships with many of them

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Merriner talks about his book, Mr. Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski’s America, published by Southern Illinois University Press. The book is a portrait of the former . House Ways and Means Committee chairman, describing him as a man who openly sought power and wealth but who also was victimized by the system he used to attain those goals. Rostenkowski was indicted for misusing tax dollars and campaign funds. Mr. Merriner also talked about how he came to write the book and responded to questions from the audience.

details Rostenkowski's crimes and leaves no doubt that many serious misdeeds were at stake, not just the usual congressional corruption of that Rostenkowski dealt with on an everyday basis at Ways and Means. Against Long Odds: Citizens Who Challenge Congressional Incumbents, with Dr. Thomas P. Senter. Praeger Publishers, 1999. carefully documented indictment of the incumbent protection machine. carefully and judiciously written. carries heft and weight. John Fund, Wall Street Journal.

Are you sure you want to remove Mr. Chairman from your list? Mr. Chairman. Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America. by James L. Published October 11, 2002 by Southern Illinois University. Biography, Legislators, Politics and government, United States, United States.

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1999) James L. Merriner, Mr. Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America. Southern Illinois University Press. 2000) Richard E. Cohen, Rostenkowski: The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics. Ivan R. Dee Publisher. 1999) Richard F. Ciccone," Chicago and the American century: the 100 most significant Chicagoans of the twentieth century". 2007)Thomas A. DeFrank, "Write It When I’m Gone: remarkable off-the-record conversations with Gerald R. Ford".

Chairman: Power in Dan Rostenkowski's America. Steve Neal Chicago Sun-Times). not just a book on Rostenkowski; Cohen has spun the tale of the entire modern period of Congress. Larry Sabato, Author of Feeding Frenzy and Dirty Little Secrets). a lesson in how politics really works. Following Rostenkowski from his beginnings as an obscure lackey of Mayor Richard Daley in the '50s to his position as the most powerful man in Washington, . in the late '80s and early '90s, and finally ending with his downfall, Cohen's book shows how this man came to power though the old fashioned politics of patronage and was.