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... he had accomplished the purpose for which he accepted duty in the Civil
Service, he, after more than six years of labor, resigned to take upon himself the
burden of duty as Police Commissioner in the city of New York. When in the
When in the legislative assembly he had been chairman of a committee which
investigated the New York Police Department. His report showed that he had
very decided views upon this subject, and his study of the subject while in the ...
... through the forest on the trail of a panther spurs him into the thick of the fight
during a political campaign, and keeps him there until the reforms he promised
from the rostrum are achieved in legislative halls or he is altogether overthrown.
He could not be met in debate, for he was master of direct speech, quick in
repartee, and perfectly willing to give and take in that combat of words which falls
into disuse when corruption becomes the moving power in legislation. As the ...
In legislative life that is an especially valuable trait. He could fight a man all day
on the floor, and then meet him with a laugh and a jest in the evening. And so on
this night, after a day when he had been a particularly sharp thorn in the side of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review