Island Of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest To Clean Up Sin-loving New York

deRichard Zacks

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4 septembre 2012|
Island Of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest To Clean Up Sin-loving New York de Richard Zacks
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In the 1890s, young cocksure Theodore Roosevelt, years before the White House, was appointed police commissioner of corrupt, pleasure-loving New York, then teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, illegal casinos and all-night dance halls. The Harvard-educated Roosevelt, with a reformer’s zeal, tried to wipe out the city’s vice and corruption. He went head-to-head with Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles looking for derelict cops, banned barroom drinking on Sundays and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun.
 
The city rebelled big time; cartoonists lampooned him on the front page; his own political party abandoned him but Roosevelt never backed down. Island of Vice delivers a rollicking narrative history of Roosevelt’s embattled tenure, pitting the seedy against the saintly, and the city against its would-be savior.

Richard Zacks got his book-writing start specializing in lewd and offbeat history. His An Underground Education and History Laid Bare are classics of their kind. More recently, he is the author of The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, chosen by Time in 2002 as one of the five best nonfiction books of the year; and The Pira...
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Titre :Island Of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest To Clean Up Sin-loving New York
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :464 pages, 7.9 X 5.2 X 1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :464 pages, 7.9 X 5.2 X 1 po
Publié le :4 septembre 2012
Publié par :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780767926195

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