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The Resource Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans, Gary Krist

Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans, Gary Krist

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Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
Title
Empire of sin
Title remainder
a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
Statement of responsibility
Gary Krist
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-year 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 Tom Anderson, the czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts on all sides. Prostitutes, reformers, jazzmen, Mafiosi, politicians, and one serial killer all battle for primacy in the wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world
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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
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10361357
Cataloging source
DLC
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Krist, Gary
Dewey number
976.3/35
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print crime scene
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  • Anderson, Thomas Charles
  • Corruption
  • Murder
  • Jazz
  • Sex customs
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Storyville (New Orleans, La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Storyville (New Orleans, La.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
Label
Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans, Gary Krist
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Crown, 2014
  • Unabridged
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
699 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474872
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014036157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)892455647
Label
Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans, Gary Krist
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Crown, 2014
  • Unabridged
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
699 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474872
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014036157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)892455647

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