Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's  Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

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When young Theodore Roosevelt was appointed police commissioner of New York City, he had the astounding gall to try to shut down the brothels, gambling joints, and after-hours saloons. This is the story of how TR took on Manhattan vice . . . and vice won.

In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with forty thousand prostitutes, glittery casinos, and all-night… (more)

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What the book could use more of is a deeper understanding of Roose­velt’s Manichaean ways, something more textured than a sputtering “Arsenic and Old Lace” caricature.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Anchor (March 13, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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