The Life & Times of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague: "I Am the Law"

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Overview
Frank Hague served as the mayor of Jersey City for much of the early twentieth century. While some believed him a thief, others viewed him as a modern-day Robin Hood. He could put food on your table or triple your taxes, give you a job or end your career. It was with this same ease and power that he could make you a federal judge, a congressman or even a United States senator. He has been remembered including through a character on the popular TV drama "Boardwalk Empire" as one of the most corrupt politicians of the century. But in this biography, Leonard Vernon reexamines Hague's deeds, prompting a new understanding of his life and the memory of politicians of the era.
Details
ISBN: 9781609494681
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: New Jersey
Images: 58
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Dr. Leonard Vernon, of Laurel, New Jersey, is a recognized expert on Frank Hague. He is a well-known local author, and his works include Jewish South Jersey and Jersey City Medical Center, as well as A Profession Persecuted: The History of the Chiropractic Profession in New Jersey. Dr. Leonard Vernon, of Laurel, New Jersey, is a recognized expert on Frank Hague. He is a well-known local author, and his works include Jewish South Jersey and Jersey City Medical Center, as well as A Profession Persecuted: The History of the Chiropractic Profession in New Jersey.