American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley: His Battle for by Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Taylor
By Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Taylor
This can be a biography of mayor Richard J. Daley. it's the tale of his upward thrust from the working-class Irish neighbourhood of his formative years to his position as essentially the most vital figures in twentieth century American politics.
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After a few years in the Southland, Terman moved to Stanford University, where he devoted himself to the nascent discipline of psychometrics and set out to redesign the mental test invented by Alfred Binet in France in the early 1900s, an undertaking that resulted in the Stanford-Binet intelligence test. Just over a decade later, he and his protégés had administered intelligence tests to thousands of children, had helped to introduce mental testing in dozens of school districts, and had set up the California Bureau of Juvenile Research to study the cognitive aptitudes of the state’s youngest generation.
1 A few hours later, under a bright sky, an entourage of politicians and merchants headed by Mayor James Rolph Jr. and Governor Hiram Johnson led a two-anda-half-mile-long procession from Van Ness Avenue and Broadway to the marina. 3 The president of the fair’s board of directors, Charles C. Moore, along with a local rabbi and minister, welcomed the crowd and congratulated the city on its marvelous achievement. Unable to attend, President Woodrow Wilson sent Franklin K. Lane, the secretary of the Interior.
One subject that received an enormous amount of time and space was health and disease, especially the areas of race betterment and tropical medicine. Indeed, the fair’s official poster, the “Thirteenth Labor of Hercules,” symbolized the intertwined signiﬁcance of these two concerns and provided an iconography for the 30 | Race Betterment and Tropical Medicine apotheosis of empire, race, and sanitary intervention that crowned San Francisco as the Jewel of the Paciﬁc. 10 If this ﬁgure embodied sheer masculine might, it was also a metaphor for the success of tropical medicine, which strove to rid the world’s hot and humid regions of insect- and waterborne diseases in order to make them hospitable for Europeans and European Americans.