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Lynch, Denis Tilden

Overview
Works: 13 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 2,972 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F128.47, B
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Most widely held works by Denis Tilden Lynch
Boss Tweed : the story of a grim generation by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

25 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No political scandal in American history has had a greater impact on America's political consciousness than the rise and fall of the "Tweed Ring" in New York City between 1866 and 1871. In an age ripe with scandal both public and private, the spectacular corruption charged to "Boss" Tweed and his associates-estimates of their extortion range from $20 million to $200 million-became an enduring symbol of the dark side of democratic politics. The Tweed Ring contributed much more than cartoonist impressions; it helped to shape a powerful theory of political reform. It was in truth one of the formative events of progressivism, that multifaceted doctrine that has evolved into the modern American creed. In this sense, the Tweed Ring was to produce not only deep misgivings about the existing regime, but an insight into how it should be reformed. Denis Tilden Lynch's biography of "Boss" Tweed was first published in 1927, in a time filled, like Tweed's, with sudden prosperity, daunting problems, and spectacular scandals. It is a straight-forward, workmanlike study, untroubled by the conceits of modern historical scholarship, and close enough to its subject's generation to have some of the immediacy of journalism. Of all the books published about the Tweed affair, Lynch's study is the only one that is a genuine biography, in which the man himself is the focus. For this reason it conveys something of the texture of daily life in New York in the nineteenth century, while bringing Tweed out from behind the shadows of Thomas Nast's leering cartoons, and presenting him, as much as is possible, as a man and not an icon. An interesting example of Americana, this volume will be of interest to historians of the period as well as those interested in American urban and political life. -- Book cover
An epoch and a man : Martin Van Buren and his times by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

14 editions published between 1929 and 1971 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No man in our history has been more cried down and written down than Van Buren. Belated justice to him was made possible by examination of more than 8,000 original documents, including revealing letters of Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Washington Irving, and their contemporaries, which remained with Van Buren's descendants for half a century, and research in other collections. A new light is also shed on Peggy O'Neale, Webster, Calhoun, Astor, Clay, Rensselaers, the Randolphs and their associates in the Virginia Dynasty on whose ruins Van Buren erected his Albany Regency. This volume upsets the accepted Jackson tradition. We see Van Buren fashioning the national political machine. The model in which he rode to the White House has been used since his day, without change, by all political parties. -- Jacket
The wild seventies by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

13 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grover Cleveland, a man four-square by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

7 editions published in 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminals and politicians by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

5 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Epoch and a man by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boss" Tweed, etc. (Second printing.) [With portraits.] by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

2 editions published in 1927 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grover Cleveland. A man four-square, etc. [With plates, including portraits.] by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Boss" Tweed : the story of a grim generation / by Denis Tilden Lynch by Denis Tilden Lynch( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(lccallno) F 128.47 .T97 L98
The wild seventies by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The wild seventies by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The wild seventies, volume 2 by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild seventies, volume 1 by Denis Tilden Lynch( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Boss Tweed : the story of a grim generation
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Lynch, Denis Tilden

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English (72)