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Corruption

Law and Criminality:Corruption

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1 Asbury, Herbert. Gem of the Prairie.
New York Published by Garden City, CR 1904 Hard Cover 
CR 1940, this in 1942, 377 pages with bibliography and xix index. Illustrated red covers, slight wear, o/w good+. An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld. Chicago, Illinois, Mafia, Cossa Nostra, gangsters. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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2 Hershkowitz, Leo. Tweed's New York - Another Look.
New York Anchor Press/Doubleday First Edition Hard Cover 
Title date 1977, CR 1977, 499 pages with black and white photos. No dust jacket, covers and content good+ condition. Pastedowns are a map of the city of NY 1851. Records from the comptroller's office in New York City were almost destroyed but Queen's College and the author rescued them. There were records from 1701 and up. Boxes upon boxes, unopened, of bills, vouchers, fiancial records, etc. These records showed the depth of the corruption, backroom deals, and crime that were "Boss" Tweeds' legacy. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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