Week 5 Assignment
Dorsett, L.W. (1968). The pendergast machine. New York: Oxford University Press
This book covers in detail the origins of the Pendergast machine and tries to explain its growth and appeal as well as examining what eventually led to Pendergast’s downfall.
The author holds a Doctorate degree in history and is a former Professor of History at several universities. His area of expertise was specifically urban history.
Ferrell, R. H. (1999). Truman and pendergast. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press
This book focuses on the influence of Tom Pendergast in Missouri politics and examines his control over Harry S. Truman. He ...view middle of the document...
It is operated by Rick Porello who was a Lieutenant in the Cleveland, Ohio police department. He is an expert in the history of the Mafia I the U.S. and has authored several books on the subject.
Kansas city, Missouri police officers memorial; History section database. Retrieved January 23, 2008
This is a database of Kansas City Missouri Police Department History. It is maintained by the local Fraternal Order of Police.
Larsen, L. H., & Hulston, N. J. (1997). Pendergast. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press
A biography of Tom Pendergast, this book looks at his life and rise to power and eventual incarceration. The book also focuses on the compassionate side of Pendergast and shows some of the improvements he orchestrated in Kansas City.
Author Lawrence Larsen, is a Professor of History at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has authored several other books dealing with Missouri history.
Author Nancy Hulston is Director of Archives at University of Kansas Medical Center. She too has previously published in the field of local area history.
May, A. (2002). The history of the Kansas city family, Retrieved January 23, 2009 from
This is a web based magazine focusing on presenting factual information regarding true crime.
Its editor, Pat O’Connor, was a reporter and bureau manager for United Press International before launching this magazine in 1998.
Milligan, M. M. (1948). Missouri waltz. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, LTD.
This books focus on the Pendergast Machine is from the...