For Lawyers

Causes and Conflicts: The Centennial History of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 1870-1970
(NY: Fordham University Press, 2nd Ed., 1997)
ISBN 0-0232-1735-3

More interesting than the title suggests, for the Association was founded to fight corruption (to put Boss Tweed in jail), and though the fight usually is lost, the ensuing, continued corruption makes good reading.

“Martin rightly sees the history of the “City Bar” as a long struggle to bring the influence of lawyers at their best to bear on civic issues. It is a fascinating book, not for lawyers alone but for anyone with a taste for social history. In telling the story of one professional group over the last 100 years in close detail, Mr. Martin throws considerable light on that group’s immediate setting – New York City – and on changing social and political attitudes in the United States… It is such glimpses of great men in the law, and of social attitudes, that give this book its high interest.” Anthony Lewis, American Bar Association Journal.

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Book: C.C. BurlinghameC. C. Burlingham, His Life and Century
1858-1959 New York's First Citizen

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