THE RAT RACE

By: Rager, Edward J

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288 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding in edgeworn pictorial dustjacket. OCLC: 3458702 A fictionalized account of political corruption in New York City. "Trouble," said Mario Harlotti, ex-bootlegger and intimate friend of New York's machine politicians, "is anything that gets in the way of the take." And trouble in the person of Eric Edmonds is ever present as the young reformer tries to buck the forces of graft, corruption and callous plundering in municipal government. From a dreary West Side precinct to the highest echelon at City Hall, once and for all, the halos are ripped from the pious heads of the vote-grabbers as Edward Rager exposes the unholy alliance between politics, vice and crime in New York City. ... Anyone who has studies the headlines of the recent political scene will recognize the culprits. In most instances, the public servants who are in on the take read like a Who's Who on the Ballot. --- The author Edward Rage was intimately associated with the political scene in New York City from 1926 to 1946. He was an attorney who joined the Republican Party in 1926 in the hope of combatting the Tammany Hall machine. Long before Senator Estes Kefauver came into prominence, Rager was advocating a complete investigation of corruption in New York City. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: THE RAT RACE

Author Name: Rager, Edward J

Categories: Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1952

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 38344

Keywords: Tammany Hall New York City Politics Political Corruption Graft