The Last Hurrah

By: O'Connor, Edwin

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pp376; OCLC 20851743; S2856; vintage paperback in acceptable condition; Clean pages; tight spine; creased spine with edge rubbing and nicking at top/bottom; Moderate Edgewear; front cover is creased?We?re living in a sensitive age, Cuke, and I?m not altogether sure you?re fully attuned to it.? So says Irish-American politician Frank Skeffington, a cynical, corrupt 1950s mayor, and also an old-school gentleman who looks after the constituents of his New England city and enjoys their unwavering loyalty in return. But in our age of dynasties, mercurial social sensitivities, and politicians making love to the camera, Skeffington might as well be talking to us. Not quite a roman a clef of notorious Boston mayor James Michael Curley, The Last Hurrah tells the story of Skeffington?s final campaign as witnessed through the eyes of his nephew, who learns a great deal about politics as he follows his uncle to fundraisers, wakes, and into smoke-filled rooms, ultimately coming, almost against his will, to admire the man. Edwin O?Connor?s opus reveals politics as it really is, and big cities as they really were. An expansive, humorous novel offering deep insight into the Irish-American experience and the ever-changing nature of the political machine, The Last Hurrah reveals political truths still true today: what the cameras capture is just the smiling face of the sometimes sordid business of giving the people what they want.

Title: The Last Hurrah

Author Name: O'Connor, Edwin

Edition: 9th

Location Published: Bantam Books Inc: 1964-07-01

Binding: Vintage Paperback

Book Condition: Used-Acceptable

Size: 4.25 x 1 x 7 inches

Type: Vintage Paperback

Categories: Political Fiction, Classic American Literature

Seller ID: PGB0002398