In Ingersoll Lockwood’s 1900; Or, The Last President, a politically charged New York City is on edge after a political outsider overcomes stiff opposition to be elected President of the United States. Mob rule threatens, and marching protests rove up and down Fifth Avenue searching for symbols of wealth to destroy. Lockwood uses this setting to critique the socialist and collectivist mentality of his era and illustrate the inherent danger of the crowd. The story is a small and relatively unknown political satire from the late 19th century, which found new popularity after the election of Donald Trump in 2016.
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About the Author
After his federal service, Ingersoll came back to New York City where he established a successful firm with his brother Henry. In addition to his legal work, Ingersoll began a writing career, which included political essays, fiction and poetry. His most successful works were his children's novels surrounding the character of Baron Trump. He retired to Saratoga Springs New York where he continued to write, publishing his last book of poetry five years before his death in 1918.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Description of this book is very misleading. I purchased it believing it was written about President Trump, using his name and his son. After the 25 minute read, no mention of a Trump. The book does ring true of how our ineffective and corrupt government works though. Especially when a honest politician is in office.
Read it, couldn’t tell where the prophet, leads off and the past history starts. Have to read again and double check history. To see the correctness.