Once Upon a Time in New York: Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt,and the Last Great Battle of the Jazz Age (Google eBook)

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Cooper Square Press, Apr 28, 2003 - History - 288 pages
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A flavorful account of New York City politics during the 1920s Jazz Age centering on the intersecting careers of the city's popular "Night Mayor," Jimmy Walker, and the state's patrician governor, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mitgang's extensive use of newspaper quotes and legal transcripts helps paint vivid portraits of Walker, Roosevelt and the large cast of characters who played a part in Walker's fall from grace and Roosevelt's meteoric rise to four-term president.
  

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Contents

That was a Time
1
A Bullet for Big Arnie
5
The Boozy Era
23
The Gangs all here
37
Night Mayor of New York
59
Lullaby of Broadway
79
Hares and Hounds
97
The Tin Box Brigade
107
FDR vs the Boy Friend
167
F DR EsqJudge and Jury
183
The Knave of Hearts
205
Jimmy you Brightened up the Joint
217
A New Political Era
231
A Note on Sources
237
Acknowledgments
243
Index
245

Ring Around the Rackets
125
Little Boy Blue Blows his Horn
143

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About the author (2003)

Herbert Mitgang covered national, international, and New York cultural subjects as editorial writer and correspondent for The New York Times. He is author or editor of fifteen books in American history, law, literature, reportage, and fiction. He currently contributes to The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, Newsday, and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

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