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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall - A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics

George Washington Plunkitt

In the days of Tammany Hall, politicians like George Washington Plunkitt spent their careers in service to the city--but first and foremost in the service of the political machine. Plunkitt seems never to have doubted exactly where he stood on the deeply corrupt, yet amazingly effective politics and government in which he spent his life; he was entirely in favor of it, and gave it his devoted service while becoming a millionaire in return. He was instrumental in expanding the New York City park system, in creating the Museum of Natural History, the 155th Street Viaduct, and many other public improvements--and he profited handsomely from his insider's knowledge of the real estate aspects of them all. In this book, William L. Riordan, one of the "muckracker" journalists, records Plunkitt's take on politics in Plunkitt's own words--as delivered from the bootblack stand at the New York County Courthouse, Plunkitt's only office. His take on life, politics, and morality is as delightfully frank as it is astonishingly cynical. Enjoy!

In the days of Tammany Hall, politicians like George Washington Plunkitt spent their careers in service to the city--but first and foremost in the service of the political machine. Plunkitt seems never to have doubted exactly where he stood on the deeply corrupt, yet amazingly effective politics and government in which he spent his life; he was entirely in favor of it, and gave it his devoted service while becoming a millionaire in return. He was instrumental in expanding the New York City park system, in creating the Museum of Natural History, the 155th Street Viaduct, and many other public improvements--and he profited handsomely from his insider's knowledge of the real estate aspects of them all. In this book, William L. Riordan, one of the "muckracker" journalists, records Plunkitt's take on politics in Plunkitt's own words--as delivered from the bootblack stand at the New York County Courthouse, Plunkitt's only office. His take on life, politics, and morality is as delightfully frank as it is astonishingly cynical. Enjoy!
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In the days of Tammany Hall, politicians like George Washington Plunkitt spent their careers in service to the city--but first and foremost in the service of the political machine. Plunkitt seems never to have doubted exactly where he stood on the deeply corrupt, yet amazingly effective politics and government in which he spent his life; he was entirely in favor of it, and gave it his devoted service while becoming a millionaire in return. He was instrumental in expanding the New York City park system, in creating the Museum of Natural History, the 155th Street Viaduct, and many other public improvements--and he profited handsomely from his insider's knowledge of the real estate aspects of them all. In this book, William L. Riordan, one of the "muckracker" journalists, records Plunkitt's take on politics in Plunkitt's own words--as delivered from the bootblack stand at the New York County Courthouse, Plunkitt's only office. His take on life, politics, and morality is as delightfully frank as it is astonishingly cynical. Enjoy!

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Bethune

Length:

2h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:58