Books: Hamburg Heaven

BOSS: RICHARD J. DALEY OF CHICAGO by Mike Royko. 215 pages. Dutton. $5.95.

Burn the jacket, tear off the covers, excommunicate the author, and erase every proper noun, a book about Chicago remains, beyond any mistaking, a book about Chicago. The essential juices of the place somehow force any author to write with a special accent about the only city on earth where the likes ol Big Bill Thompson and Al Capone could coexist as civic leaders. In Chicago, there is indeed a certain interchangeability between politics and other lines of work. "The...

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