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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History

by Kara Hughes
     
 

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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History features fifteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Empire State. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from New York's past—both part-time Jerks and

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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in New York History features fifteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Empire State. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from New York's past—both part-time Jerks and others who were Jerks through and through. They include:• Anthony Comstock: The Jerk Most Likely to Send You to Prison for No Good Reason• Charles Becker: The Jerk Most Likely to Bribe You, Then Have You Killed• Fernando Wood: The Jerk Most Likely to Cheat You and Get Away With It.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762760329
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Series:
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Histo Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,172,058
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kara Hughes was born and raised a Buckeye, but now calls Brooklyn home. She graduated with a BA from Harvard University and earned a MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a number of jobs, including writing and teaching. If her day includes access to air, food, and minutia, things are going pretty well.

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