The Resource Once upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age, Herbert Mitgang

Once upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age, Herbert Mitgang

Label
Once upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age
Title
Once upon a time in New York
Title remainder
Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Mitgang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Jazz Age in New York -- a legendary time in America's liveliest town. Flappers and speakeasies. Gangsters and gun molls. Organized crime and its handmaiden: political corruption. Almost everybody and everything had a price. It was a great time to be a politician in power -- if you knew how to play the game. It was also a time of larger-than-life personalities. Two men, once friends, were locked in a political death-match that would affect New York and indeed the fate of the nation. Jimmy Walker was the nightclubbing Night Mayor of New York. The elegant Beau James had more mob ties than suits (and he had lots of them, too). Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a patrician from Hyde Park on the Hudson Highlands, was governor of New York. He was a crusader with a distinguished lineage, but he still had to prove that his talents could match his presidential ambitions. The bellringer between the mayor and the governor began with a very real murder. Arnold (Big Arnie) Rothstein, a world-class gambler who reputedly fixed the 1919 World Series, was found shot in the gut near one of his Broadway haunts. He survived for a few days but would not reveal the killer's identity. With his death came a crackdown against the underworld and its crooked officials. Judge Samuel Seabury, an incorruptible outsider, was picked to head what was -- and still is -- the largest investigation of municipal corruption in American history. In the witness box before Seabury sat an endless parade of officials, all of whom seemed to be unusually adept at saving money -- the press called them the "tin box brigade" for the tin boxes in which their private fortunes mysteriously blossomed. Each exposed official drew Seabury inexorably closer to City Hall and the popular rogue, Mayor Jimmy Walker. Taking advantage of the (rarely exercised) gubernatorial right to sit as judge for the investigation of major officials, Roosevelt brought things to a head when he personally prosecuted Walker in the summer of 1932, on the heels of the Democratic Convention. Roosevelt had much to lose. Behind Walker lurked Tammany Hall, the powerful Democratic political machine that ruled New York City. Prosecuting Walker was the final showdown in a war for control of the greatest city in the country's most populous state. Once Upon a Time in New York is a real-life fable, the story of two towering men in an irrepressible time. It is at once the story of Roosevelt's first great test the turning point of machine control in New York and the battle that marked the end of the Jazz Age way of political life. It is an unforgettable portrait of Roosevelt's courage, with a cast of gamblers and gun molls, murderers and mistresses. More outrageous than today's headlines and as lively as the era it describes, Once Upon a Time in New York reads like a nonfiction novel
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitgang, Herbert
Dewey number
  • 974.7/104/0922
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.5
LC item number
.M73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, James John
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Tammany Hall (Political organization)
  • Walker, James John
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Political corruption
  • Corruption investigation
  • Mayors
  • Governors
Label
Once upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age, Herbert Mitgang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Lullaby of Broadway
  • ch. 6.
  • Hares and hounds
  • ch. 7.
  • Tin Box Brigade
  • ch. 8.
  • Ring around the rackets
  • ch. 9.
  • Little Boy Blue blows his horn
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • F.D.R. vs. the boy friend
  • ch. 11.
  • F.D.R., Esq.: judge and jury
  • ch. 12.
  • Knave of Hearts
  • ch. 13.
  • "Jimmy, you brightened up the joint!"
  • Bullet for Big Arnie
  • ch. 2.
  • Boozy era
  • ch. 3.
  • Gang's all here
  • ch. 4.
  • Night mayor of New York
Control code
ocm41580384
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780684855790
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99016631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41580384
Label
Once upon a time in New York : Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the last great battle of the jazz age, Herbert Mitgang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Lullaby of Broadway
  • ch. 6.
  • Hares and hounds
  • ch. 7.
  • Tin Box Brigade
  • ch. 8.
  • Ring around the rackets
  • ch. 9.
  • Little Boy Blue blows his horn
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • F.D.R. vs. the boy friend
  • ch. 11.
  • F.D.R., Esq.: judge and jury
  • ch. 12.
  • Knave of Hearts
  • ch. 13.
  • "Jimmy, you brightened up the joint!"
  • Bullet for Big Arnie
  • ch. 2.
  • Boozy era
  • ch. 3.
  • Gang's all here
  • ch. 4.
  • Night mayor of New York
Control code
ocm41580384
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780684855790
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99016631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)41580384

Library Locations

  • Albina LibraryBorrow it
    3605 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.549039 -122.650525
  • Belmont LibraryBorrow it
    1038 SE César E. Chávez Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97214, US
    45.515217 -122.622669
  • Capitol Hill LibraryBorrow it
    10723 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR, 97219, US
    45.448003 -122.725422
  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, US
    45.519098 -122.682899
  • Fairview-Columbia LibraryBorrow it
    1520 NE Village Street, Fairview, OR, 97024, US
    45.532283 -122.439336
  • Gregory Heights LibraryBorrow it
    7921 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97213, US
    45.551662 -122.581264
  • Gresham LibraryBorrow it
    385 NW Miller Avenue, Gresham, OR, 97030, US
    45.500070 -122.433041
  • Hillsdale LibraryBorrow it
    1525 SW Sunset Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97239, US
    45.479852 -122.694013
  • Holgate LibraryBorrow it
    7905 SE Holgate Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97206, US
    45.490548 -122.582218
  • Hollywood LibraryBorrow it
    4040 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.537544 -122.621237
  • Isom BuildingBorrow it
    205 NE Russell Street , Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.541222 -122.663268
  • Kenton LibraryBorrow it
    8226 N Denver Avenue, Portland, OR, 97217, US
    45.582857 -122.686379
  • Midland LibraryBorrow it
    805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97233, US
    45.516683 -122.538488
  • North Portland LibraryBorrow it
    512 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR, 97217, US
    45.562454 -122.671507
  • Northwest LibraryBorrow it
    2300 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR, 97210, US
    45.535316 -122.699254
  • Rockwood LibraryBorrow it
    17917 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97233, US
    45.519541 -122.479013
  • Sellwood-Moreland LibraryBorrow it
    7860 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, US
    45.467703 -122.652639
  • St. Johns LibraryBorrow it
    7510 N Charleston Avenue, Portland, OR, 97203, US
    45.590046 -122.751043
  • The Title Wave Used BookstoreBorrow it
    216 NE Knott Street, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.541647 -122.663075
  • Troutdale LibraryBorrow it
    2451 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale, OR, 97060, US
    45.529595 -122.409662
  • Woodstock LibraryBorrow it
    6008 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97206, US
    45.478961 -122.612079
Processing Feedback ...