CCB: The Life and Century of Charles C. Burlingham, New York's First Citizen, 1858-1959

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The exemplary life of an extraordinary politician and reformer. Though he held no elected or appointed office, the New York City lawyer Charles C. Burlingham had great influence with those who did, and used it in unusual ways. George Martin's surprising biography shows how one citizen, working quietly behind the scenes, became a power broker who transformed his country's civic life. Growing up after the Civil War, CCB--as everyone called him--was enthralled by America's dynamism of his city but shocked by the social costs ...

CCB: The Life and Century of Charles C. Burlingham, New York's First Citizen, 1858-1959 2005, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809073177

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