Tammany with the Heat On

Spivack, Robert G.
January 1955
New Republic;1/24/55, Vol. 132 Issue 4, p28
The article focuses on the book "The Big Fix," by Norton Mockridge and Robert H. Prall. It is said that for those who still retain lingering doubts about the extent of corruption in Mayor William O'Dwyer's Tammany administration of New York City; and the degree to which the ex-Mayor fought all attempts to expose it, the book is an eye-opener. For those who were close to the scene of the crime and reported it day-by-day for their newspapers the authors have come up with little that is new or surprising. The book is the story of the $20 million-a-year gambling ring run by a Brooklyn tin-horn named Harry Gross.


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