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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

by William L. Riordan

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ISBN 10
0525471189
ISBN 13
9780525471189
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About This Item

Fascinating gem of a book.
Slim volume tells the outrageous tales of NYC's Tammany Hall through the exploits of George Washington Plunkitt recorded by newspaperman William Riordan.
This is a first edition of the 1963 paperback re-issue.
No writing or markings of any kind. Appears unread. Binding is tight and uncreased.
Pages lightly tanned with age. One crease on back cover, bottom corner.

Synopsis

This classic work offers the unblushing, unvarnished wit and wisdom of one of the most fascinating figures ever to play the American political game and win. George Washington Plunkitt rose from impoverished beginnings to become ward boss of the Fifteenth Assembly District in New York, a key player in the powerhouse political team of Tammany Hall, and a millionaire. In a series of utterly frank talks given at his headquarters at Graziano’s bootblack stand inside the New York County Court House, he revealed to a sharp-eared and sympathetic reporter named William L. Riordon the secrets of political success as practiced and perfected by Tammany Hall titans. The result is not only a volume that reveals more about our political system than does a shelf load of civics textbooks, but also an irresistible portrait of a man who would feel happily at home playing ball with today’s lobbyists and kingmakers, trading votes for political and financial favors. Doing for twentieth-century America what Machiavelli did for Renaissance Italy, and as entertaining as it is instructive, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall is essential reading for those who prefer twenty-twenty vision to rose-colored glasses in viewing how our government works and why.

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Details

Bookseller
Bright Beacon Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
H002014
Title
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall
Author
William L. Riordan
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
Re-issue
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0525471189
ISBN 13
9780525471189
Publisher
Plume
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
March 29, 1963
Bookseller catalogs
Nonfiction; Politics; History;
Size
4.25 x 7.25"

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About Bright Beacon Books

Bright Beacon Books, founded in September, 2019, is an online only seller of books and ephemera. It features an eclectic collection with some emphasis on politics and mysteries. Though many of our offerings are new and contemporary, be sure to watch for the occasional unique offering.

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