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An Interview with Kenneth D. Ackerman

…Eve of Revolution, author Kenneth D. Ackerman returns to old New York City, the site of his critically acclaimed biography Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York. This time, it is a very different tale: Leon Trotsky, who will shortly become world-renowned as a…

The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life

…for a bike ride. Kenneth D. Ackerman’s latest book, Trotsky in New York, 1917: Portrait of a Radical from Times Square to Petrograd, is set for release in September 2016. He is also the author of Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York, as…

First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley

…or two for Chicago. Kenneth D. Ackerman is the author of Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York; Young J. Edgar: Hoover and the Red Scare, 1919-1920; Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield, and The Gold Ring:…

Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

…McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kenneth D. Ackerman or John Waugh — or have an outstanding editor.Miles takes the reader or scholar on a journey of 800 years, from the origins of the Carthaginians in the Phoenician settlements of Lebanon, mainly Tyre, in what is now Lebanon. The Phoenicians crossed the…

Clarence Darrow, Twice

…Wang 320 pp.Reviewed by Kenneth D. AckermanClarence Darrow is a biographer’s gift. America’s premier lawyer, he lived a fantastic life, fraught with drama, epic achievements and stark character flaws ― all supported by a rich paper trail of letters, trial transcripts, speeches, memoirs and newspaper clips. He had an outgoing,…