A Debonair Scoundrel: The Flamboyant Story of Abe Ruef and San Francisco's Infamous Era of Graft

By: Thomas, Lately

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First edition. Pages toned. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1962 Hard Cover. 422 pp. With illustrated photographs. In the year 1906, San Francisco was rocked by two calamitous earthquakes. Nature herself was responsible for one; a man named Ruef was responsible for the other. Abraham Ruef (September 2, 1864 San Francisco, California February 29, 1936 San Francisco), known as Abe Ruef, was an American lawyer and politician. He gained notoriety as the corrupt political boss behind the administration of Mayor Eugene Schmitz of San Francisco during the period before and after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Title: A Debonair Scoundrel: The Flamboyant Story of Abe Ruef and San Francisco's Infamous Era of Graft

Author: Thomas, Lately

Categories: Biography, 19th Century, Modern First Editions, 20th Century, Disasters,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1962

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2200351

Keywords: ABE RUEF SAN FRANCISCO'S INFAMOUS ERA OF GRAFT AMERICAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHY EARTHQUAKE NATURAL DISASTERS,