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1. A 13-Year Nightmare Ends A 13-Year Nightmare Ends May/6/1939 Letter to the editor reviewing the 13 years (from about 1926 to 1939) of unofficial city government control by the Pendergast machine in Kansas City and the demand for a clean-up campaign to ensure against...

2. Boss Pendergast Boss Pendergast February//1937 Unverified article about Kansas City's political boss Tom Pendergast.

3. Citizens v. Boss: Citizens Win Citizens v. Boss: Citizens Win October//1954 History of the extreme turnaround in organization of Kansas City's government, from 1931 when $10 million of $32 million in bond improvements were "utilized illegally for private gain," to 1954 with Kansas...

4. Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine January 1997 Detailed examination of the Kansas City political machine of Tom Pendergast (starting with his older brother James Pendergast), "one of the most powerful city machines in United States history," from "the...

5. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of "Casimir John Joseph Michael "Cas" Welch," or Casimir Welch (1873-1936), "a colorful Kansas City Democratic machine politician of the Pendergast era" of Irish descent controlling east of downtown...

6. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Thomas J. Pendergast (1872-1945), the political boss of Kansas City, Missouri, roughly during the 1920s and 1930s, responsible for much city government corruption and unenforced criminal activities...

7. Editorial Comment: "You Can't Fool All of the People. .." Editorial Comment: "You Can't Fool All of the People. .." May//1942 Article about the drastic disappearance of corruption in the city government between 1940 and 1942, as evidenced in elections, taxes, employment, etc.

8. Indictment of Our City Council Indictment of Our City Council January/22/1938 Complaint against the city council about how it is run against the rules set up for it, and how the city manager "glories" in its illegal partisanship, etc.

9. Kansas City Clings to an Ideal Kansas City Clings to an Ideal June//1940 Discussion about Kansas City's recovery from the Pendergast regime in an editorial comment.

10. Kansas City Politics: A Study of Boss Pendergast Kansas City Politics: A Study of Boss Pendergast Summer//1966 Unverified article about the political machine of Boss Tom Pendergast not found in this library.

11. Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor January/9/1939 Article about the history of campaigns to stop vice-type crime in Kansas City, highlighting the lastest by Governor Lloyd Stark against the vice propagated by the Pendergast machine, especially Downtown....

12. Kansas City's Declaration of Independence (with Apologies to Thomas Jefferson) Kansas City's Declaration of Independence (with Apologies to Thomas Jefferson) February/19/1938 Duplicate of the original Declaration of Independence of the United States, adapted to the revolution against the Pendergast machine.

13. Kansas City: An American Story Kansas City: An American Story June 21, 1905 Chapter of the book about the decade of the 1930s in Kansas City, highlighting the Pendergast political machine, including "jobs and jazz; crime and corruption," in the era of the Depression, with photos...

14. On the Go in a Wide-Open Town: Harry Truman's Kansas City On the Go in a Wide-Open Town: Harry Truman's Kansas City Fall//1998 Article about Kansas City during Harry Truman's local retail and political careers, from 1919 to 1934, starting with his haberdashery (hat store) business, Truman & Jacobson, at 104 West 12th Street, until...

15. Organized Crime in Kansas City Organized Crime in Kansas City 2008 "Open City is an historical work detailing and analyzing the birth and growth of an organized crime 'family' in Kansas City during the first 50 yars of the 20th Century" (back cover). It includes names...

16. Perspective--No Red Herring Perspective--No Red Herring May//1950 Article about the continuation of political corruption in Kansas City, facilitated by Pendergast sympathizer President Truman, and in spite of efforts of investigator Maurice M. Milligan.

17. Politics: Pardon Us, Please Politics: Pardon Us, Please September/16/1946 Article speculating about reasons for the pardoning of seventeen officials involved in election frauds, fifteen of them by President Truman.

18. Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years 1947 Chapter of the book about the Rabbits and Goats factions of the Jackson County Democratic Party and the role of their leaders such as Jim Pendergast, Tom Pendergast, and James Reed (all Goats) in the Missouri...

19. Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years 1947 Chapter of the book about the corruption found in Missouri state government records by the author with the help of Kansas City lawyers Frank Walsh and Phil Toll, including an incident leading to the exposing...

20. Secret File Secret File 1969 Chapter of the book about the federal law enforcement point of view on the political machine in Missouri of Boss Tom Pendergast of Kansas City especially during the 1930s. Description of his criminal investigations...