The Resource Fernando Wood : a political biography, Jerome Mushkat, (electronic resource)

Fernando Wood : a political biography, Jerome Mushkat, (electronic resource)

Label
Fernando Wood : a political biography
Title
Fernando Wood
Title remainder
a political biography
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Mushkat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fernando Wood was one of the most controversial figures of nineteenth-century America. His fellow New Yorkers either respected or despised him, depending whether they considered his policies beneficial or harmful to their interests. The character revealed herein possessed some admirable qualities; high intelligence, sharp analytic skills, great capacity for hard work, and a clear talent to set his ex3ecutive agenda. But equally evident are Wood's less admirable qualities; ruthless business practices, shoddy personal ethics, corrupt politics, dictatorial tendencies. What emerges is the story of a very complex person: a successful businessman, consummate politician, resourceful three-time may of New York City, and nine-term congressman, beneath which lurked mean and self-destructive tendencies. Take as a whole, Wood's colorful career was a unique microcosm of American history both during and after his lifetime. His business achievements mirrored popular beliefs in upward mobility. And Wood's mayoralty held a promise of revitalizing municipal government, giving it a social conscience, and setting new standards for the future. Despite his shortcomings, Fernando Wood played a major but unappreciated role in the urban and political history of time
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 973.5/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.44
LC item number
.W8713 1990eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Fernando Wood : a political biography, Jerome Mushkat, (electronic resource)
Link
https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYxMjc3MDM3Ng==
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-312) and index
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  • EPLMNA
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44956313
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612770376
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1334991
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f44956313
  • (CaAE) f44956313
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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