The Kansas City Investigation

Author by : Rudolph H. Hartmann
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Publisher by : University of Missouri Press
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Description : Kansas City political boss Thomas J. Pendergast's reign came to an end in 1939, after an investigation led by Special Agent Rudolph Hartmann of the U.S. Department of the Treasury resulted in Pendergast's conviction for income tax evasion. In 1942, Hartmann's report was submitted to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, in whose papers it has remained for the past fifty-six years. While researching the relations between Pendergast & Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert H. Ferrell came across Hartmann's landmark report-the only firsthand account of the investigation that brought down the greatest political machine of its time. Reading like a popular "whodunit," The Kansas City Investigation traces Pendergast's life in political power from his roots as a young bookkeeper to his demise as one of America's most infamous crime bosses. Pendergast's influence was at its height in 1936 when his power reached not merely to every precinct & ward in Kansas City but also to the statehouse in Jefferson City & Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was during this time that Pendergast took a massive bribe-$460000-from 137 national fire insurance companies operating within Missouri, opening him to attack by his enemies. Early in 1938, President Roosevelt received a tip from Missouri Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding Pendergast's illegal bribe. Although the president had at one time been a supporter of Pendergast, he now considered Stark a more important political ally. Roosevelt in turn asked the Treasury Department to investigate Pendergast. The intelligence unit of the Treasury Department put Hartmann, its best operative, on the case. Within a year Hartmann & his agents had found enough evidence to set the ball rolling toward Boss Tom's demise. More than a simple account of the collapse of the Pendergast machine, The Kansas City Investigation takes the reader on a mysterious ride through the twists & turns of this intriguing investigation, all from an insider's perspective. More important, Hartmann's report provides historians & readers alike the opportunity to evaluate the machine era in American political history-an era that, according to the investigation, "proved the old axiom that 'Truth is stranger than fiction.'"


The Kansas City Investigation

Author by : Rudolph H. Hartmann
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Organized Crime And Use Of Violence

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
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Brush Creek Kansas City Missouri

Author by : Walter Linder
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Description : Brush Creek drains approximately 29.4 square miles of urban area in the central portion of the Kansas City, MO, metropolitan area. Diverse development covers the entire area. Within the study reach, State Line Road to Woodland Avenue, the channel is crossed by a number of bridges that present varying degrees of flow restriction. Although several previous studies by the US Army Engineer District, Kansas City, identified a severe flood hazard along Brush Creek, a damaging flood in the Plaza area had never been experienced prior to September 1977. On 12 and 13 September 1977, the Kansas City metropolitan region experienced flooding of catastrophic proportions. The Plaza area was devastated with 5 to 6 ft of water in shops and restaurants adjacent to Brush Creek. As a result of the September 1977 flood, the Kansas City District was asked to study the flooding problem. A number of structural and nonstructural measures were identified that could reduce the flood hazard.


Russian Grain Transactions

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permament Subcommittee on Investigations
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Internal Revenue Investigation

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
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Food Investigation

Author by : United States. Federal Trade Commission
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Forensic Evidence And The Police

Author by : Joseph L. Peterson
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Food Investigation Methods Of The Five Packers In Controlling The Meat Industry

Author by : United States. Federal Trade Commission
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Description : Summary and part I (June 24, 1919) -- pt. II. Evidence of combination among packers (1918) -- pt. III. Methods of the five packers in controlling the meat-packing industry (June 28, 1919) -- pt. IV. The five larger packers in produce and grocery foods (June 30, 1919) -- pt. V. Profits of the packers (1920) -- pt. VI. Cost of growing beef animals ; cost of fattening cattle ; cost of marketing live stock (December 1919-1920).


Federal Register

Author by : Anonim
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Report Of Investigations

Author by : Anonim
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Justice Department Civil Rights Policies Prior To 1960

Author by : Michal R. Belknap
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Reports To Congress

Author by : United States. Civil Aeronautics Board
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Investigation Of The Kansas City Hyatt Regency Walkways Collapse

Author by : R. D. Marshall
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Description : This report from the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) investigates the causes of the 1981 Hyatt Regency walkway collapse in Kansas City, MO.


Structural Failures

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
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Epa Reports Bibliography

Author by : United States. Environmental Protection Agency
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