Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin

A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Large Print - 2015
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EMPIRE OF SIN is the vibrant account of New Orleans in the early 1920s: a remarkable story of the city s thirty-years civil war, which pitted the elite against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. At its center is Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact. Surrounding him are flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy. Packed with marvelous characters - like brothel madams Josie Arlington and Lulu White, jazz musician Buddy Bolden, and Italian mobster Joseph Monfre - and propelled by an axe-murder mystery, this cinematic history reads like an action-packed novel."
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2015, ©2014.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410474872
Branch Call Number: LPE 976. 335061 AND K
Characteristics: 699 pages (large print) : illustrations, portraits.


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Mar 18, 2016

It's interesting how much the forces for law and order were about keeping a Jim Crow "order" among the races.

opiedog Jan 26, 2015

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