Melvin George Holli

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General Information

Name: Melvin George Holli

Pen Name: None

Born: 1933 in Ishpeming, Michigan

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Holli lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Holli is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author and co-editor of 15 books on urban, ethnic, and political history, including The American Mayor: The Best and Worst Big-City Leaders.

Published Works

  • Ethnic Frontier, Eerdmans, 1977
  • Ethnic Chicago, Eerdmans, 1981
  • The Making of the Mayor of Chicago, 1983, Eerdmans, 1984
  • The Mayors, The Chicago Political Tradition, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987
  • Restoration, Chicago Elects a New Daley, Lyceum Books, 1995
  • A View from Chicago`s City Hall, Mid Century to Millennium, Arcadio Press, 1999
  • The American Mayor, The Best and Worst Big City Leaders, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Ethnic Frontier: Essays in the History of Group Survival in Chicago and the Midwest

ISBN: 080281705X
Release Date: 1977-06

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Ethnic Chicago: A Multicultural Portrait

ISBN: 0802870538
Release Date: 1995-05-19

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The Making of the Mayor of Chicago, 1983

ISBN: 0802870473
Release Date: 1984-05

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The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition

ISBN: 0809313367
Release Date: 1987-04-01

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Restoration 1989: Chicago Elects a New Daley

ISBN: 0925065099
Release Date: 1990-01

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Chicago: A View From City Hall (IL) (Images of America)

ISBN: 0752413295
Release Date: 1999-03-28

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Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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Contact Information:


C/O University of Illinois at Chicago Circle

Chicago, Illinois 60680

External Links

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Melvin George Holli on Amazon


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