'The System, ' as Uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution

'The System, ' as Uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution

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"[...] The first intimation the public had of Langdon's independent attitude came when gambling games in which Ruef was popularly supposed to be interested were raided under the personal direction of the District Attorney. Langdon had first attempted to close the places through the police department. Failing, he had attended to the matter himself.[24] The gamblers appealed to Ruef, but Ruef was helpless. Langdon would not be turned from his purpose. The gamblers and capitalists interested in gambling establishments charged Langdon with political ingratitude. But those who were laboring for the development, and were opposing the exploitation of San Francisco, [...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 498 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.37mm | 684.92g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507688830
  • 9781507688830