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Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder and the battle for New Orleans

Author: Gary Krist
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley Publishing, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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JAZZ. Empire of Sin is a vibrant account of New Orleans in the early 1920s, a time when commercialised vice, jazz culture and endemic crime form the background for a civil war that lasts for thirty years. At its centre the city's vice lord fights desperately to keep his empire intact. Populated by flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, corrupt politicians and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Krist
ISBN: 9781445651231 1445651238
OCLC Number: 936110681
Description: 412 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Gary Krist.

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A fascinating and colourful saga. * The Independent * Well-researched and well-written, a true-life tale of a sui generis American city that reads like a historical thriller. * Washington Post * "[A] Read more...

 
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