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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Online Access:Table of contents
Table of Contents:
  • 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.