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Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York - Richard Zacks
Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780767926195 (0767926196)
ASIN: 0767926196
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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3.0 Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin Loving New York
This audio book was okay. I found my mind wandering a lot and I'm not sure why. The narrative came across pretty well and there were a lot of neat facts about saloons and dancing girls- not to mention Tammany Hall politics, policemen taking bribes and committing crimes-all that kind of stuff. It w...
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