Caught between his campaign for president and his duties as governor, FDR navigated political pressures to force the resignation of New York City’s corrupt mayor, Jimmy Walker.
A bold dream to connect the Hudson to the Great Lakes by canal created a transportation revolution
Thus Boss Richard Croker breezily dismissed charges of corruption. But the fortune he made from “honest graft” was not enough to buy him what he most wanted
The 1910 race for the mayoralty of New York looked like a tough one.
Once upon a time an honest man ran for mayor of New York City — and, naturally, lost
Part hero, part rogue, Boston’s Jim Curley triumphed over the Brahmins in his heyday, but became in the end a figure of pity.