American Dictators: Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the Perfection of the Urban Political Machine

American Dictators: Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the Perfection of the Urban Political Machine

by Steven Hart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813562131
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Series: Rivergate Regionals Collection
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 760,972
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

STEVEN HARTis a journalist and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Salon. He is the author of The Last Three Miles: Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America’s First Superhighway and two novels. He has been a featured guest on National Public Radio’s On the Media and on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The One Who Got Away, and the One Who Didn't 1

1 In the Court of the Emerald King 11

2 Lines of Power 30

3 Boom Times 53

4 Hard Times 78

5 Public Works 88

6 A Choice of Enemies 105

7 Decline and Fall 127

Epilogue: The Machines That Didn't Stop 157

Notes 163

Bibliography 171

Index 177

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