When Tucker's People was published in 1943 it was praised by the New York Times for its blowtorch intensity. The idea for Tucker's People stemmed from Ira Wolfert's coverage as a reporter of the trial of James Jimmy Hines, a Tammany Hall district leader who was prosecuted by Thomas E. Dewey for letting Dutch Schultz take over the numbers game in New York. It is a penetrating, sympathetic novel of frustration and insecurity, a story of little people, many of them decent people, battling against forces they are too feeble to resist and too simple to understand, according to the Saturday Review of Literature.
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Book Description University of Illinois Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110252065980
Book Description University of Illinois Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0252065980 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1907159