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Who was Boies Penrose?

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Who was Boies Penrose?

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It is hard to find biographies on him. Fortunately, I came across “Power and Glory”, a 1931 book that looked back on the life of Boies Penrose, in a rare book store in New York City. As the book lacked a price, I feared learning how much this rare find would cost. I was greatly relieved when the store owner gave me one of those “you actually want this thing? I’ve been trying to get rid of this book for years. Two bucks, it’s yours.” Thus, I purchased what had to be the least expensive item sold on the island of Manhattan. “Power and Glory” informs us that not only was Boies Penrose a crooked politician, he was proud of it. Indeed, practically the only consistency in his life was his defense of his ability to use and abuse power, and anyone who tried to say something about his honesty was immediately reprimanded for the error. He was a man who boasted of his ability to eat, love women, and wheel and deal in politics. He set a standard for dishonesty for Republican leaders that lasted fo

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