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Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Tammany Hall of New York
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Tammany Hall of New York

By Lacerra, Charles Ph.D.

Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: Univ Pr of Amer, 1997. Gift inscribed ( possibly by author,first name only), on free end page. The story of the relationship of Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Tammany Hall of New York has never been completely told. FDR's dealings with the New York machine have received piecemeal treatment in numerous monographs and histories that record his life. In addition, there is a scholarly bias against connecting prominent leaders in society to the mundane political clubs and organizations that keep the wheels of the party turning and get out the vote. Rather, the study of politics is dominated by a perspective that emphasizes the macrocosmic aspects of the phenomenon. Good government advocates, such as Roosevelt, are supposed to be above contact with local machines which are known to be corrupt. In truth, Roosevelt had a very intricate and profound connection to Tammany Hall that lasted over thirty years, whether he was in or out of office. The author tells the complete story of how FDR and Tammany Hall worked out a "modus vivendi". About the Author Charles LaCerra is Associate Professor of History at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. . Signed by Author. Not Indicated. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.


Dawn of European Civilization: The Dark Ages

By Rice, David Talbot

McGraw Hill, 1965. Pages starting to yellow. One edge tear on jacket, otherwise in very nice condition. Heavy book, may require extra postage.. Not Indicated. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Color & b/w Photos & Illustrations.