The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 19, The Biggest Man in New York Summary & Analysis

Edmund Morris
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Chapter 19, The Biggest Man in New York Summary and Analysis

At the beginning of his career as Police Commissioner, Roosevelt barrels into police headquarters on Mulberry Street in typical Roosevelt fashion. Curious onlookers watch from press headquarters across the street.

Before Roosevelt, the New York Police Department operates in a mob-like fashion. Officers pay for position and promotion. Furthermore, the Police Department accepts grafts from local business for overlooking lawbreakers. Such grafts are a matter of boasting in city publications.

Roosevelt immediately enlists the aid of reporters at the New York Times. They warn him to move slowly in his reform policies. As usual, such advice goes unheeded. Three other men also serve as Commissioners, one other Republican and two Democrats. One Democrat, Parker takes offense immediately at Roosevelt, resenting being kept waiting for an appointment while Roosevelt talks...

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