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The Pendergast machine

Author: Lyle W Dorsett
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1980], ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the 1890's to 1939 Jim Pendergast and his younger brother Tom built and ran the notorious political machine of Kansas City. Amid struggle, scandal, and gangsterism, the Pendergast "Goat" party manufactured judges, police, govenors, and congressmen. The machine's gearwork eventually produced a president of the United States: Harry S. Truman. The construction, engineering, and collapse of the Pendergast machine  Read more...
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Named Person: Tom Pendergast; Tom Pendergast
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle W Dorsett
ISBN: 0803216556 9780803216556 0803265549 9780803265547
OCLC Number: 6280628
Notes: "A Bison book."
Reprint of the ed. published by Oxford University Press, New York, in the Urban life in America series.
Description: xiv, 163 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Lyle W. Dorsett.

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From the 1890's to 1939 Jim Pendergast and his younger brother Tom built and ran the notorious political machine of Kansas City. Amid struggle, scandal, and gangsterism, the Pendergast "Goat" party manufactured judges, police, govenors, and congressmen. The machine's gearwork eventually produced a president of the United States: Harry S. Truman. The construction, engineering, and collapse of the Pendergast machine have become a classic case of American urban bossism.

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