On Thursday, May 16, The Heartland Institute held another in its continuing noontime Heartland Author Series events, this one featuring Keith Koenman and his book: First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley. The Heartland Institute is a 29-year old national nonprofit organization based in Chicago. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Joe Bast is President and CEO of the Heartland Institute.
Richard M. Daley is the longest-serving and most powerful major in Chicago's history. CHECK After 22 years Daley not only left behind a transformed city but also a complicated legacy that is still being evaluated. In First Son "Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend.