"Fortunately, nothing can stop a book whose time has come. Mike Royko, Chicago's most incisive and impertinent journalist since Finley Peter Dunne, has produced such a work. It is an occasion for celebration...It is a stunning portrait of a clod, his resistable rise, and fortuitousness; of that psychic frontier where the man leaves off and the Machine begins. Daley's pomp and presence are a tribute to doggedness, good bookkeeping and, most important, being around."Royko, Mike is the author of 'Boss Richard J. Daley of Chicago', published 1988 under ISBN 9780452261679 and ISBN 0452261678.