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The Resource American dictators : Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the perfection of the urban political machine, Steven Hart

American dictators : Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the perfection of the urban political machine, Steven Hart

Label
American dictators : Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the perfection of the urban political machine
Title
American dictators
Title remainder
Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the perfection of the urban political machine
Statement of responsibility
Steven Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American Dictators is the dual biography of two of America's greatest political bosses: Frank Hague and Enoch "Nucky" Johnson. Packed with compelling information and written in an informal, sometimes humorous style, the book shows Hague and Johnson at the peak of their power and the strength of their political machines during the years of Prohibition and the Great Depression. Steven Hart compares how both men used their influence to benefit and punish the local citizenry, amass huge personal fortunes, and sometimes collaborate to trounce their enemies. Both Hague and Johnson shrewdly integrated otherwise disenfranchised groups into their machines and gave them a stake in political power. Yet each failed to adapt to changing demographics and circumstances. In American Dictators, Hart paints a balanced portrait of their accomplishments and their failures. -- Publisher website
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, Steven
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rivergate regionals
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hague, Frank
  • Johnson, Nucky
  • Hague, Frank
  • Johnson, Nucky
  • Politicians
  • Political culture
  • Metropolitan government
  • City and town life
  • Mayors
  • Politicians
  • Jersey City (N.J.)
  • Atlantic City (N.J.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • City and town life
  • Mayors
  • Metropolitan government
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Politicians
  • New Jersey
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Label
American dictators : Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the perfection of the urban political machine, Steven Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The One Who Got Away, and the One Who Didn't -- In the Court of the Emerald King -- Lines of Power -- Boom Times -- Hard Times -- Public Works -- A Choice of Enemies -- Decline and Fall -- Epilogue: The Machines That Didn't Stop
Control code
ocn862746819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 182 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813562148
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bn3d44
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862746819
Label
American dictators : Frank Hague, Nucky Johnson, and the perfection of the urban political machine, Steven Hart
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The One Who Got Away, and the One Who Didn't -- In the Court of the Emerald King -- Lines of Power -- Boom Times -- Hard Times -- Public Works -- A Choice of Enemies -- Decline and Fall -- Epilogue: The Machines That Didn't Stop
Control code
ocn862746819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 182 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813562148
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bn3d44
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862746819

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