You are here

The King of Greenpoint Peter McGuinness: The Amazing Story of Greenpoint's Most Colorful Character (Paperback)

    $17.00
    In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    WORD Brooklyn
    14 on hand, as of Nov 22 5:15pm
    (Local Interest)

    Description


    Arguably the most colorful politician Brooklyn ever produced, Peter J. McGuinness came to personify working class Greenpoint between the two world wars. His vivacity, wit and outrageous antics have become legendary. The first book ever published about this outrageous personality and the product of exhaustive archival research, King of Greenpoint describes McGuinness unlikely rise from longshoreman and amateur boxer to political domination as the last " Tammany Hall" style ward boss in New York City history.

    About the Author


    Geoffrey Cobb, author of Greenpoint Brooklyn's Forgotten Past, is a high school history teacher, tour guide, journalist and Brooklyn historian who has lived in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for over two decades
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781537442082
    ISBN-10: 1537442082
    Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
    Publication Date: September 15th, 2016
    Pages: 292
    Language: English