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It's a hard read (reads like a tech journal, lots of footnotes) ,but the subject is fascinating to me. People have a hard time understanding political corruption. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by David J. Cigler
With a cover photograph that beckons closer inspection and a back-cover promise to reveal “a passionate, gripping, scandalous and sorrowful history,“ Jack Beatty, senior editor of... Read morePublished on May 3, 2014 by Dawn Forward
While I have yet to finish the book, I find disturbing similarities to the current drivel professed by the conservatives and turd (tea) party extremists. Read morePublished on March 11, 2014 by Richard B
There is no doubt that Beatty has written an important book. The problem lies in his style of writing: In many places it is opaque, pure and simple. Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by len
In these troubled times, no book provides a better explanation of why this is now the "Corporate Robber Baron" period by comparing he actions of the Robber Barons from 1865... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Emanuel Barling, Jr.
It seems sadly contemporary, a reminder that "those who fail to learn the lessons of history shall be condemned to repeat them."Published on May 18, 2013 by White Lake 69
Some of the more-difficult to understand concepts of American history occurred during the second half of the 19th century. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Scrapple8
This is a great history about the betrayal of democracy that erased the democratic advances (emancipation, 13th-16th Amendments, Reconstruction) that the U.S. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by Craig R. Mccormick