The Election that Rocked Chicago

by Peter Nolan

Special edition celebrating the one hundredth birthday of Mayor Harold Washington
Cover photography by Marc PoKempner

“In Campaign!, veteran newsman Peter Nolan, who covered all the players in the 1983 contest, has written a first-hand account of not only the key participants, the candidates and their top supporters, but also of relatively unknown election workers who invested their time and passions in a way not seen since in Chicago politics.

“Nolan does not shy from inserting himself into the story where it warrants. His tale of being recruited by Epton as potential City Hall press secretary is only one of the anecdotes that reflects on how unusual the campaign seemed…This is a book that every Chicago politician ought to keep under his pillow…There is never enough history, and this is a nice slice of it.” —From the Foreword by F. Richard Ciccone, former Managing Editor of the Chicago Tribune

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SRP: $17.95

Page Count: 230

Publication Date: 5 January 2012; 9 February 2022

ISBN-10: 1956872272

ISBN-13: 978-1956872279