O Albany! : improbable city of political wizards, fearless ethnics, spectacular aristocrats, splendid nobodies, and underrated scoundrels /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Kennedy, William, 1928-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : [Albany, N.Y.] : Viking Press ; Washington Park Press, 1983.
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505 0 |a Machine derived contents note: PART I : THE MAGICAL PLACES 1 -- Albany as a State of Mind 3 -- Legacy from a Lady 8 -- The Romance of the Oriflamme 17 -- North Albany: Crucible for a Childhood 22 -- The Democrats Convene, or, One Man's Family 43 -- PART II : THE NEIGHBORHOODS 55 -- Downtown: Where Things Happened First 57 -- Delaware Avenue and the Old South End: -- Shanties, Mansions, and Murder 73 -- Arbor Hill: Yesterday's Arcadia 96 -- Capitol Hill: A Visit with the Pruyn Family 106 -- Pine Hills: Blue Book Territory 114 -- The West End: Money on the Hoof, Money on Wheels 130 -- The Bowery: Cabbages, Plucks, and Bloodsuckers 142 -- The Gut: Our Boulevard of Bluest Dreams 155 -- PART III : NIGHTTOWN 177 -- Sports and Swells 179 -- Prohibition: It Can't Happen Here 189 -- The Death of Legs Diamond 199 -- PART IV : SOME OF THE PEOPLE 213 -- Jews 215 -- Italians 233 -- Germans 242 -- Blacks 252 -- PART V : LONG-RUN POLITICS: WIZARDRY UNBOUND 269 -- They Bury the Boss: Dan Ex-Machina 271 -- The South Mall: Everything Everybody Ever Wanted 304 -- Erastus: The Million-Dollar Smile 325 -- The Last Word 361 -- PART VI : CLOSING TIME 373 -- Debts and Butterings 375 -- Albany as a Pair of Suspenders and a Movie 380 -- Photo Credits 385 -- Index 386 -- Common Places, Uncommon Faces, an Album of -- Photographs follows page 175. -- Maps appear on pages 28, 59, 83, -- 98, 109, 116, 134, 144, 159, 307. 
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