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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

by Kenneth D. Ackerman

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Overview

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, people still loved and admired him. Tweed's is a stunning tale of pride, fall, and redemption.Editorial Reviews"[An] excellent new biography of the Boss . . . told in a crisp, clear way."-Pete Hamill, New York Times Book Review"A pleasure to read."-Kenneth T. Jackson, Washington Post Book World"[An] absorbing account of Tweed's rise and fall."-Michael Kenney, Boston Globe"Not only a compelling look at the colorful yet ruthless man who invented the big city political machine, it is also the gripping story of how dedicated newspapermen and zealous reformers brought down a notorious kingpin." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Skillfully tells the story of the Tammany Hall chief . . . Ackerman makes it hard not to root for the old Boss in his final days when he faces his enemies."-Jennifer Itzenson, Denver PostA thoroughgoing, rayon-smooth biography of Boss Tweed . . . A fine piece of narrative historiography for a wide public, from scholars to the lay enthusiast of New York City's political past."-Kirkus Reviews"Kenneth D. Ackerman's superbly written biography of Boss Tweed is spellbinding . . . every bit as commanding as the man himself." -Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City"Engrossing and eye-opening . . ."-New York Post


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619450028
Publisher: Viral History Press LLC
Publication date: 10/07/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 446
Sales rank: 732,243
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Other books by Kenneth D. Ackerman include (a) YOUNG J. EDGAR: Hoover and the red Scare, 1919-1920; (b) DARK HORSE: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield, and (c) THE GOLD RING: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday 1869.

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