New York, 1913. Paperback. Item #37693
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Single fold pamphlet, 4 ipages ; 28 cm. While Rabbi Browne does not completely answer all of his tabloid-inspired questions, this piece offers a rare glimpse into one of the largest political scandals in New York City’s history. “William Sulzer (1863 – 1941) was an American lawyer and politician, nicknamed Plain Bill Sulzer. He was the 39th Governor of New York and a long-serving congressman from the same state. He was the first and so far only New York governor to be impeached. He broke with his sponsors at Tammany Hall, and they produced convincing evidence that Sulzer had falsified his sworn statement of campaign expenditures. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Browne’s claim that he made Sulzer “The Pet of the East Side Jews” is interesting given the context of Sulzer’s 1912 gubernatorial campaign. Sulzer ran against Oscar S. Straus, who was the first Jewish United States Cabinet Secretary and who would have been the first Jewish Governor of New York. “The Maccabaean” (the Federation of American Zionist Magazine) reported that “Louis Marshall… went out of his way to advise to advise Jewish voters to support William Sulzer for Governor in preference to Oscar S. Straus. The reason he gave for asking Jewish support for Mr. Sulzer was that Mr. Sulzer deserved Jewish consideration for what he had done for the abrogation of the Russian treaty. This was a wholly uncalled for attempt to aid in the defeat of the Jewish candidate for the governorship of the largest state in the Union, and was generally resented in Jewish circles…” Browne dedicates this tell-all pamphlet “to the hon. Aaron J. Levy… The Brilliant Lawyer, The Wise Statesman, and above all The Genuine Jew. ” Levy “was chairman of the managers on behalf of the Assembly (i. E. The prosecution team) at the impeachment trial of Governor William Sulzer” (Wikipedia, 2016) Published months after Sulzer’s impeachment. OCLC lists no copies anywhere. Some edgewear, no text loss, about good condition. Very Rare. (AMR-49-52).