The Man Who Rode the Tiger: The Life and Times of Judge Samuel Seabury
|Rating||:||4.50 (677 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||380 Pages|
The Man Who Rode the Tiger is the dramatic story of the biggest investigation of political corruption in American municipal history.
"Good But Laudatory Look at Key Political Figure" according to Kevin M. Derby. Judge Samuel Seabury is one of those prominent 20th century Americans whose fame quickly collapsed even if their influence should not be understated. A progressive whose influences ranged from Henry George to William Jennings Bryan, Seabury was a longtime New York attorney and jurist who made forays into politics including his unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 1916. Named by FDR, whose presidential prospects were starting to bloom, to investigate Tammany Hall, Seabury went after that organization, including leading efforts to remove New York Mayor Jimmy Walker. While he might have had other political ambitions, one his inv. A great overview of a very interesting time and man! With the life of Samuel Seabury on the pages discribed in detail and the photos that acompany the text you can get a real feel for the man and his time. All of this against the backdrop of New York City Politics. Samuel Seabury was known in all circles as standing for the height of ethics in his time. Something lacking on todays political landscape. A facinating read that never slows page after page.Nathan David Seabury 25 Sept 1998.
Herbert Mitgang is an author, playwright, journalist, and teacher. He is author or editor of 15 books in the fields of history, law, literature, reportage and fiction for which he has received wide recognition and numerous awards.
aExcellent a first-rate object lesson of the fight for a decent government in New York.a