On Constitution Ave, NW between 7th and 9th streets
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

April 27, 2005
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Ken Ackerman will discuss his latest book, Boss Tweed: The Crooked Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York (Carroll & Graf, 2005). Among the memorable players in American politics is William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, a man who wielded almost total control over the state of New York and City politics.

His attempt to control judges, mayors, governors and newspapers balanced against his image as a friend to the poor, a champion of immigrants, and the builder of a greater New York. Ackerman examines the life of the master manipulator who tried to make all of New York the instrument of his ambitions until his zealotry and disregard for the law led to his imprisonment.

Event Information

Location: Please enter via the Constitution Avenue special events entrance
Admission: Free
Reservations: Required
Phone: 202-208-3281
Email: reservations.nwe at nara.gov

Added by robg3 on April 20, 2005

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