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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Melvin George Holli  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1933 in Ishpeming, Michigan

-- Melvin George Holli on WorldCat --

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

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Ethnic frontier :
ISBN: 080281705X. OCLC Number:

Eerdmans,. Grand Rapids :. ©1977.

Ethnic Chicago :
ISBN: 0802870538. OCLC Number:

W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©1994.

The Making of the mayor, Chicago, 1983 /
ISBN: 0802870473. OCLC Number:

Eerdmans Pub. Co.,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©1984.

Demonstrates Chicago's roughhouse style of politics during the 1983 mayoral primary and subsequent general election.

The Mayors :
ISBN: 0809313367. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©1987.

Restoration 1989 :
ISBN: 0925065099. OCLC Number:

Lyceum Books,. Chicago, IL :. ©1991.

A view from Chicago's City Hall :
ISBN: 0752413295. OCLC Number:

Arcadia,. Charleston, SC :. ©1999.

The American mayor :
ISBN: 0271018771. OCLC Number:

Pennsylvania State University Press,. University Park, Pa. :. ©1999.

Presents career biographies of the ten best American mayors in the history of the modern office, as determined by a 1993 survey; and includes a copy of the poll questionnaire, and lists of the best and worst ten mayors.



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