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Ackerman, Kenneth D.

Overview
Works: 15 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 3,479 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E687, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth D Ackerman
Boss Tweed : the rise and fall of the corrupt pol who conceived the soul of modern New York by Kenneth D Ackerman( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the monumental characters in the history of American politics, few are more complex and fascinating than Boss Tweed; and few working historians could record his dramatic rise and fall more vividly than Kenneth D. Ackerman, who in his two previous books has established himself as an investigative historian of the first order. His new work, Boss Tweed, is the first biography in almost thirty years of the legendary figure who bribed the state legislature, fixed elections, skimmed money from city contractors, and diverted public funds on a massive scale." "During his reign at Tammany Hall and then in a variety of posts from state senator to deputy city street commissioner, Tweed wielded almost total control over New York politics, while also influencing the nation's political course. And, as Ackerman shows, Tweed did make positive political contributions that have been largely overlooked."--Jacket
Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth D Ackerman( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Kenneth Ackerman re-creates an American political landscape where fierce battles for power unfolded against a chivalrous code of honor in a country struggling to emerge from the long shadow of recent war. He casts familiar Civil War figures like Ulysses S. Grant and Winfield Scott Hancock in unfamiliar roles as politicos alongside feuding machine bosses like senators Roscoe Conkling and James G. Blaine and backroom string-puller Chester A. Arthur, Garfield's unlikely vice-presidential running mate. The journey through political backrooms, dazzling convention floors, and intrigue-filled congressional and White House chambers, reveals the era's decency and humanity as well as the sharp partisanship that exploded in the pistol shots of assassin Charles Guiteau, the weak-minded political camp follower and patronage seeker eager to replace the elected commander-in-chief with one of his own choosing. Garfield's path from a seat in the House of Representatives to the White House to martyred hero changed the tone of politics for generations to come
Young J. Edgar : Hoover, the Red Scare, and the assault on civil liberties by Kenneth D Ackerman( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1919, when J. Edgar Hoover was 24 years old, a New York City postal clerk discovered sixteen bombs wrapped in individual packages - America's first instance of homegrown terrorism. Then-Attorney General Palmer vowed a crackdown and enlisted Hoover as his deputy. Amid the hysteria, details of abuses emerged, Palmer fell, and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover began. Hoover's drive to gain immense power, as well as his coolness and calculation, is explored in Young J. Edgar. With the Palmer raid a as a lens through which to view the terror-hysteria of post-9/11 America, Young J. Edgar reaches the heart of our modern debate over personal freedom in a time of war and fear
The gold ring : Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869 by Kenneth D Ackerman( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the attempt of Jim Fisk and his partner, Jay Gould, to corner the gold market
Boss Tweed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the rise and fall of the notorious party boss who controlled New York's Tammany Hall
Trotsky in new york, 1917 : portrait of a radical on the eve of revolution by Kenneth D Ackerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co-leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the twentieth century, a global icon of radical change. Yet just months earlier, this same Lev Trotsky was a nobody, a refugee expelled from Europe, writing obscure pamphlets and speeches, barely noticed outside a small circle of fellow travelers. Where had he come from to topple Russia and change the world? Where else? New York City. Between January and March 1917, Trotsky found refuge in the United States. America had kept itself out of the European Great War, leaving New York the freest city on earth. During his time there--just over ten weeks--Trotsky immersed himself in the local scene. He settled his family in the Bronx, edited a radical left wing tabloid in Greenwich Village, sampled the lifestyle, and plunged headlong into local politics. His clashes with leading New York socialists over the question of US entry into World War I would reshape the American left for the next fifty years"--Provided by publisher
The dark horse the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth D Ackerman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Ackerman talks about his book, Dark horse: the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield. The book examines President Garfield's 1880 "dark horse" campaign after the longest-ever Republican nominating process (36 convention ballots), his victory in the closest-ever popular vote for president (by only 7,018 votes out of over 9 million cast), his struggle against feuding factions once elected, and the public's response to its culmination in violence. Mr. Ackerman talks about the U.S. politics of the time, the battles for power, and the assassination of President Garfield
The Federal regulatory process by Kenneth D Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-sided poster with a flowchart illustrating the regulatory process and where different players fit into the process, with selected sections from Real World Research Skills
Young J. Edgar Hoover, the Red Scare, and the assault on civil liberties by Kenneth D Ackerman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1919, when J. Edgar Hoover was 24 years old, a New York City postal clerk discovered sixteen bombs wrapped in individual packages - America's first instance of homegrown terrorism. Attorney General Palmer vowed a crackdown and enlisted Hoover as his deputy. Amid the hysteria, details of abuses emerged, Palmer fell, and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover began. Hoover's drive to gain immense power, as well as his coolness and calculation is explored in [this book]. -Dust jacket
Boss Tweed the rise and fall of the corrupt pol who conceived the soul of modern New York by Kenneth D Ackerman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Among the monumental characters who ascended to renown and influence in the history of American politics, few are more fascinating than Boss Tweed ... Boss Tweed, is a biography of the legendary figure who "bribed the state legislature, fixed elections, skimmed money from city contractors, and diverted public funds on a massive scale." During his reign at Tammany Hall and then in a variety of elected posts, including as U.S. senator, Tweed wielded almost total control over New York State and City politics, before his unparalleled zealotry and remorseless disregard for the law led to his imprisonment. Yet, as [the author of this book] shows, Tweed's positive political contributions have been largely overlooked. From one of the most talented new historians to have emerged in recent years comes this thrilling story of William Marcy Tweed, the master manipulator who tried to make all of New York the instrument of his own ruthless ambitions, and succeeded-for a time. -Dust jacket
Dark horse the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth D Ackerman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this book, the author] re-creates an American political landscape where fierce battles for power unfolded against a chivalrous code of honor in a country struggling to emerge from the long shadow of recent war. He casts familiar Civil War figures like Ulysses S. Grant and Winfield Scott Hancock in unfamiliar roles as politicos alongside feuding machine bosses like senators Roscoe Conkling and James G. Blaine and backroom string-puller Chester A. Arthur, Garfield's unlikely vice-presidential running mate. The journey through political backrooms, dazzling convention floors, and intrigue-filled congressional and White House chambers, reveals the era's decency and humanity as well as the sharp partisanship that exploded in the pistol shots of assassin Charles Guiteau, the weak-minded political camp follower and patronage seeker eager to replace the elected commander-in-chief with one of his own choosing. Garfield's path from a seat in the House of Representatives to the White House to martyred hero changed the tone of politics for generations to come.-Dust jacket
Abraham Lincoln's convention, Chicago, 1860 : the first reports( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The story of Lincoln's nominating convention primarily through the eyes of newspaper writers - giving it the immediacy and excitement of the moment"--Page 9
The federal regulatory process by Kenneth D Ackerman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A two-sided poster with a flowchart illustrating the regulatory process and where different players fit into the process, with selected sections from Real World Research Skills
 
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Boss Tweed : the rise and fall of the corrupt pol who conceived the soul of modern New York
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Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. GarfieldYoung J. Edgar : Hoover, the Red Scare, and the assault on civil libertiesThe gold ring : Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday, 1869The Federal regulatory process