A lively account of the life of a New York legend traces the rise of Boss Tweed, the corrupt party boss who controlled New York politics through a combination of corruption, bribery, and coercion until his own over-reaching destroyed him.
Drawing on primary sources, a writer on the "political murder" of President Garfield and Wall Street's "swindle of the century" in late 19th century New York presents the first biography in about 30 years of this corrupt Tammany Hall politician. Ackerman, a Washington, DC lawyer/former Capitol Hill staffer, balances the shenanigans that made William M. ("Boss") Tweed infamous with his advocacy for the poor and immigrants. Cartoons show how Tweed was perceived in his time. Distributed by Publishers Group West. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An account of the life of a New York legend traces the rise of Boss Tweed, the corrupt party boss who controlled New York politics through a combination of corruption, bribery, and coercion until his own over-reaching destroyed him.
the rise and fall of the corrupt pol who conceived the soul of modern New York
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