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Island of vice : Theodore Roosevelt's doomed quest to clean up sin-loving New York

Author: Richard Zacks
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Zacks
ISBN: 0385519729 9780385519724
OCLC Number: 742234387
Description: viii, 431 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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?
Responsibility: Richard Zacks.

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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.

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