Fire on the Prairie (Paperback)

Harold Washington, Chicago Politics, and the Roots of the Obama Presidency (Urban Life)

By Gary Rivlin

Temple University Press, 9781439904923, 274pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2012



In this revised edition of 'Fire on the Prairie', acclaimed reporter Gary Rivlin chronicles Washington's legacy-a tale rich in character and intrigue. He reveals the cronyism of Daley's government and Washington's rivalry with Jesse Jackson.

About the Author

Gary Rivlin is the author of five books, including Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business, and a former staff reporter for the New York Times, where his beats included Silicon Valley and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Wired, and Fortune, among other publications, and also the Chicago Reader, where he worked as a staff writer during the Harold Washington years.