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Jerks in New York History: Speaking Ill of the Dead

Kara Hughes
Item #: D62346
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 192 / 2012
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 9780762760329
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From rabid moralist Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), the "Jerk Most Likely to Send You to Prison for No Good Reason," to Southern sympathizer and corrupt city mayor Fernando Wood (1812–81), the "Jerk Most Likely to Cheat You and Get Away With It"—and corrupt cop Charles Becker (1870–1915), the "Jerk Most Likely to Bribe You, Then Have You Killed"—here are 15 of New York City's all-time biggest jerks. History has not been kind to the rogues in this gallery; here you'll find short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes, including both part-time jerks and others who were jerks through and through.

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