Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York by Kenneth D. Ackerman, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
BOSS TWEED: The Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York

BOSS TWEED: The Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York

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by Kenneth D. Ackerman
     
 

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William Magear Tweed, America's most corrupt politician ever, ruled New York City in the 1860s and 1870s. He rigged the votes, bribed the legislature, and stole on a massive scale. But even in prison, even after escaping, being recaptured, and confessing it all, people still loved and admired him. Tweed's is a stunning tale of pride, fall, and redemption.

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William Magear Tweed, America's most corrupt politician ever, ruled New York City in the 1860s and 1870s. He rigged the votes, bribed the legislature, and stole on a massive scale. But even in prison, even after escaping, being recaptured, and confessing it all, people still loved and admired him. Tweed's is a stunning tale of pride, fall, and redemption.

Editorial Reviews

Kenneth Jackson
A pleasure to read.
Mayor Ed Koch
Ackerman's superbly written biography of Boss Tweed is spellbinding ... every bit as commanding as the man himself.
Pete Hamill
[An] excelling new biography of the Boss ... told in a crisp, clear way."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013858718
Publisher:
Viral History Press LLC
Publication date:
12/19/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
572,984
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Kenneth D. Ackerman is also the author of YOUNG J. EDGAR: Hoover and the Red Scare, 1919-1920; DARK HORSE: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield; and THE GOLD RING: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869.

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