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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
By: (1842-1924)

Plunkitt of Tammany Hall offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of New York City's political machine in the late 19th century. George Washington Plunkitt, a prominent figure in Tammany Hall, provides personal insights and anecdotes about his time as a politician and "practical" statesman.

Plunkitt's perspective is candid and unapologetic, shedding light on the corrupt practices and patronage system that were pervasive in politics during that era. While some may view his actions as opportunistic and self-serving, Plunkitt defends his actions as simply playing by the rules of the game.

Throughout the book, Plunkitt shares his philosophy on politics and the importance of serving the needs of the people in order to maintain power and influence. His pragmatic approach to governing may be controversial, but it offers a unique perspective on the complexities of political life.

Overall, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall is a thought-provoking read that provides valuable insights into the world of politics and power. Whether you agree or disagree with Plunkitt's methods, his story is a compelling look at the realities of political life in an urban setting.

Book Description:

“I seen my opportunities and I took ‘em.”, George Washington Plunkitt of Tamminy Hall. There’s honest graft and dishonest graft according to Plunkitt. Listen to this candid discourse from a 19th century politician, and decide for yourself if things have changed.

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