The Resource Empire of sin : : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern new orleans, Gary Krist, (electronic resource)

Empire of sin : : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern new orleans, Gary Krist, (electronic resource)

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Empire of sin : : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern new orleans
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Empire of sin :
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a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern new orleans
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Gary Krist
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Language
eng
Summary
From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite "better half" against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world
Summary
Describes the internal struggle in early-twentieth-century New Orleans between the city's upper crust and the underworld, focusing on the head of the red light district, who fought to keep his vice business at the top in a wicked city
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Library Journal Best Books 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10361357
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RECBK
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Krist, Gary
Dewey number
976.3/35061
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no index present
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unknown
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dictionaries
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  • Anderson, Thomas Charles
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Jazz
  • Sex customs
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Storyville (New Orleans, La.)
  • Storyville (New Orleans, La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
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a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
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Empire of sin : : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern new orleans, Gary Krist, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=73FE7C0E-8125-40CD-AA44-9637661E1C5B
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
PART ONE. The War Begins, 1890-1891 -- Going Respectable -- The Sodom of the South -- The First Casualty -- Retribution -- PART TWO. Drawing Boundaries, Mid-1890s-1907 -- A Sporting Man -- New Sounds -- Desperado -- Storyville Rising -- Jazzmen -- The Sin Factory -- PART THREE. Battlegrounds of Sin, 1907-1917 -- The Black Hand -- A Reawakening -- An Incident on Franklin Street -- Hard Times -- The New Prohibitionists -- PART FOUR. Twilight of the Demimonde, 1917-1920 -- Exodus -- A Killer in the Night -- "Almost As if He Had Wings" -- The Axman's Jazz -- The End of an Empire -- The Soiled Phoenix -- AFTERWORD: Who Was the Axman?
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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9780770437077
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unknown
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EB00348325
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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73FE7C0E-8125-40CD-AA44-9637661E1C5B
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(OCoLC)883339510
Label
Empire of sin : : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern new orleans, Gary Krist, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=73FE7C0E-8125-40CD-AA44-9637661E1C5B
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
PART ONE. The War Begins, 1890-1891 -- Going Respectable -- The Sodom of the South -- The First Casualty -- Retribution -- PART TWO. Drawing Boundaries, Mid-1890s-1907 -- A Sporting Man -- New Sounds -- Desperado -- Storyville Rising -- Jazzmen -- The Sin Factory -- PART THREE. Battlegrounds of Sin, 1907-1917 -- The Black Hand -- A Reawakening -- An Incident on Franklin Street -- Hard Times -- The New Prohibitionists -- PART FOUR. Twilight of the Demimonde, 1917-1920 -- Exodus -- A Killer in the Night -- "Almost As if He Had Wings" -- The Axman's Jazz -- The End of an Empire -- The Soiled Phoenix -- AFTERWORD: Who Was the Axman?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780770437077
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00348325
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
73FE7C0E-8125-40CD-AA44-9637661E1C5B
System control number
(OCoLC)883339510

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