This is the real, non politically correct uproarious history of the Democrat Party. From the obscure genesis of the party of The Solid South, Andy Jackson the hero of New Orleans to the four time winner of the White House FDR & down to players who are active today on the political stage this book exposes again and again to the delight of readers-even more than a few Democrats.
Beginning with the murky swamps of early 19th century political intrigue involving the nefarious Aaron Burr, and the first Democrat Party President Andrew Jackson and drawing in an unforgettable ensemble of presidential characters including Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton plus tying in and tying up Democrat mayors James Michael Curley, Richard Daley, Frank Hague, Kwame Patrick,Marion Barry and Coleman Young, Kevin “Coach” Collins paints a fast reading, disturbing and entertaining if gritty portrayal of the alleged party of the common man.
This book is just what you´d expect from a former NY street Honor Legion cop; Vietnam Era Marine and basketball coach with a finely tuned BS detector and trained eye for shady practices and criminal misdeeds of every type from wheeling and dealing to trading away US territory to trolling for repeat voters at flop houses with ample whiskey and graft to ease the process. This pocket political history classic never disappoints as it recounts adventure after adventure including Oval Office delight with the prospect that African Americans would not pull the lever for the Party of Honest Abe for two hundred years (assuming they dont read this book!).
Republicans, Democrats, Independents and foreign readers will find The Dirty Locked Away History of the Democrat Party controversial, disturbing, rip roaringly enjoyable and difficult to put aside as Collins narrates case after case of near comic strip venality, ambition and villainy from the lives of numerous Democrat operatives and aspirants to American higher office meandering along the donkey trail of American history.