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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A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE

In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains… (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: 7.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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