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Island of Vice

Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-loving New York
Zacks, Richard (Book - 2012 )
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Recounts the effort by newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to shut down late nineteenth-century New York City's brothels, gambling houses, and after-hours saloons.
Authors: Zacks, Richard
Title: Island of vice
Theodore Roosevelt's doomed quest to clean up sin-loving New York
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: viii, 431 pages, [16] pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: 1. Parkhurst And The Sin Tour
2. The Sting
3. The Reward
4. Police On The Grill
5. Enter Crusader Roosevelt
6. Slaying The Dragons
7. Midnight Rambles
8. Thirsty City
9. Elliott
10. Long Hot Thirsty Summer
11. The Election
12. Crack Up ... Crack Down
13. Christmas: Armed And Dangerous
14. I Am Right
15. Devery On Trial
16. Surprises
17. Duel
18. Back In Blue
19. Parker Trial
20. Restless Summer
21. Campaigning For Mckinley And Himself
22. Belly Dancers And Snow Balls
23. Where's The Exit?
Summary: Recounts the effort by newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to shut down late nineteenth-century New York City's brothels, gambling houses, and after-hours saloons.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 53 57 70 118 133 138 172 173 210 211 216 222 226 243 268
ISBN: 9780385519724
0385519729
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Zacks
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-410) and index.
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs 19th century. New York (N.Y.) Moral conditions History 19th century. Police administration New York (State) New York History 19th century. Vice control New York (State) New York History 19th century. Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Topical Term: Police administration
Vice control
LCCN: 2011028586
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