Edwin Darby (1922-2003) covered the White House for Time magazine during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. In 1958 he moved to Chicago, becoming the financial editor and a syndicated columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. He retired in 1994.
The Fortune Builders
Chicago's Famous Families
by Edwin Darby
Garrett County Press Digital Edition
cover design by Kevin Stone
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It was said that, "Chicago has a beautiful sound because Chicago means money." The city's phonebook is the language of American business: Swift, Armour, Wilson, Pullman, MacArthur, Pritzker, Wrigley, Ward, Sears, Morton as in salt, Walgreen as in drugstore, Nielsen as in television ratings and McNally as in atlas. Here are the hilarious and often surprising stories of those famous Chicago families. Filled with dramatic success stories, fascinating anecdotes, and tasty morsels of social gossip, The Fortune Builders is a unique biography of Chicago's power brokers -- the men and women who made Chicago what it is today.