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American monsters : 44 rats, blackhats, and plutocrats

Author: Jack Newfield; Mark Jacobson
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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With specially commissioned essays by veteran chroniclers such as Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin, this collection spotlights 40 profiles of history's most celebrated and notorious Americans: the corrupt, greedy, power-mad, and vicious betrayers of the dreams of fair play and equal opportunity.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Newfield; Mark Jacobson
ISBN: 1560255544 9781560255543
OCLC Number: 56624399
Description: xv, 377 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Low creatures in high office : dead presidents, ideologues, autocrats. Andrew Jackson / Steve Earle ; William McKinley / Danny Schechter ; John Ashcroft / Nat Hentoff ; William J. Bennett / John Turchiano --
Confederates : down in the land of cotton, where things are rotten. Jefferson Davis / Ishmael Reed ; John Wilkes Booth / Lew Grossberger ; Strom Thurmond / Kevin Alexander Gray ; Ty Cobb / Ray Robinson --
Black robes, black hearts : justice denied. Roger Taney / Errol Louis ; Webster Thayer / Nick Pileggi ; Antonin Scalia / Jack Newfield --
With God on their side : unholy holymen. Jonathan Edwards / Ada Calhoun ; Brigham Young / Thomas Goltz ; Gerald L.K. Smith / James Ridgeway / Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman / Dan Bischoff ; Billy Graham / Terry Bisson ; Elijah Muhammad / Darius James --
Plutocrats and despoilers : land wreckers and strike breakers. James H. Peabody / Bruce Stutz ; Andrew Carnegie and Henry Frick / Joe Conason ; Henry Ford / Jim Callaghan ; The owners of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory / Geoffrey Gray --
College of letters and science : culture criminals, dismaying ideas, dismaying minds. Anthony Comstock / Stu Levitan ; Ezra Pound / John Palattella ; John B. Watson / Mark Jacobson ; Frederick Taylor / Art Kleiner ; Walter Winchell / John Homans ; Edward Teller / Mark Jacobson ; Colonel Tom Parker / Danny Goldberg --
Bump in the night : crooks and criminals. Lee Christmas and Machine Gun Guy Molony / Lucius Shepard ; Morris Levy / James Marshall ; Frankie Carbo / Stuart Marques ; Charles Manson / Legs McNeil ; O.J. Simpson / Lucius Shepard --
The ninth circle : worst of the worst. J. Edgar Hoover / Patricia Bosworth ; Joseph McCarthy / Denis Woychuk ; Roy Cohn / Tom Gogola ; Richard M. Nixon / Todd Gitlin ; Henry Kissinger / Christopher Hitchens ; George W. Bush / Todd Gitlin --
Purgatory : either side of the flipped coin. Thomas Alva Edison / Stephen S. Hall ; John Reed / Will Blythe ; Walt Disney / Judith Coburn ; Huey Long / Arthur Kempton ; Pete Rose / Vic Ziegel --
Pet Peeves: notes on the petit mendacities of chickenhawk warmongers : Alfonse D'Amato, Don King, The Reverend Al Sharpton, Jack Ruby, Jane Fonda, Jerry Rubin, Leona Helmsley, Peter Bourne, Mike "Coach K." Krzyzewski, John Wayne, Abraham Foxman, Norman Podhoretz, George Steinbrenner, Walter O'Malley.
Responsibility: edited by Jack Newfield and Mark Jacobson.
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With specially commissioned essays by veteran chroniclers such as Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin, this collection spotlights 40 profiles of history's most celebrated and notorious Americans: the corrupt, greedy, power-mad, and vicious betrayers of the dreams of fair play and equal opportunity.

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