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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

George Washington Plunkitt (1842-1924)

1. 00 – Preface
2. 01 – Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft
3. 02 – How to Become a Statesman
4. 03 – The Curse of Civil Service Reform
5. 04 – Reformers Only Mornin’ Glories
6. 05 – New York City Is Pie for the Hayseeds
7. 06 – To Hold Your District: Study Human Nature and Act
8. 07 – On The Shame of the Cities
9. 08 – Ingratitude in Politics
10. 09 – Reciprocity in Patronage
11. 10 – Brooklynites Natural-Born Hayseeds
12. 11 – Tammany Leaders Not Bookworms
13. 12 – Dangers of the Dress Suit in Politics
14. 13 – On Municipal Ownership
15. 14 – Tammany the Only Lastin’ Democracy
16. 15 – Concerning Gas in Politics
17. 16 – Plunkitt’s Fondest Dream
18. 17 – Tammany’s Patriotism
19. 18 – On the Use of Money in Politics
20. 19 – The Successful Politician Does Not Drink
21. 20 – Bosses Preserve the Nation
22. 21 – Concerning Excise
23. 22 – A Parting Word on the Future of the Democratic Party
24. 23 – Strenuous Life of the Tammany District Leader

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“I seen my opportunities and I took ‘em.”, George Washington Plunkitt of Tamminy Hall. There’s honest graft and dishonest graft according to Plunkitt. Listen to this candid discourse from a 19th century politician, and decide for yourself if things have changed.