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Hot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt

Author: Edward P Kohn
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright young police  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; William Jennings Bryan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Kohn
ISBN: 9780465013364 0465013368
OCLC Number: 435418536
Description: xv, 288 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The heated term --
Introduction: Fighting for air --
Cholera infantium --
Slaughter Alley --
Enemy's country --
Inferno of brick and stone --
Bryan fell with a bang --
Strange and pathetic scenes --
Conclusion: A phenomenon --
Epilogue: Hot time in the old town --
Postscript --
Appendix A: Death certificates filed, August 4-17, 1895 and 1896 --
Appendix B: Who died : Manhattan, Tuesday, August 11.
Responsibility: Edward P. Kohn.

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The New York heat wave of August 1896 was the worst of the era, killing close to 1,500 people over ten days of suffocating, unrelenting misery. Drawing together the events of the heat wave, and the  Read more...

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Aida D. Donald, author of "Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt" "Of the writing of books about Theodore Roosevelt there seems to be no end. But Edward P. Kohn's book is one that Read more...

 
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