Ken Ackerman

Ken Ackerman, a lawyer in Washington, DC, and veteran of senior positions on Capitol Hill and in two administrations, is the author of Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York; Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield; Young J. Edgar: Hoover and the Red Scare, 1919-1920; The Gold Ring: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday 1869; and, most recently, Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Radical on the Eve of Revolution. He also serves on the boards of the Writers Center in Bethesda, MD, and the Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, NY.


3 entries by Ken Ackerman

Book Review

Iron Empires

By Michael Hiltzik

The railways made the U.S. what it is today. Do financiers deserve all the credit?

Book Review

The railways made the U.S. what it is today. Do financiers deserve all the credit?

Book Review

This “balanced, scholarly, and highly readable” new work captures the history-altering Bolshevik’s human side.