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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
Creator
Subject
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krist, Gary
Dewey number
976.3/35061
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F379.N557
LC item number
K75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Storyville (New Orleans, La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Storyville (New Orleans, La.)
  • Anderson, Thomas Charles
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Corruption
  • Jazz
Label
Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans, Gary Krist
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 416 pages
Isbn
9780770437060
Lccn
2014003191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn869904695
  • 1409157
  • (OCoLC)869904695
Label
Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans, Gary Krist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 416 pages
Isbn
9780770437060
Lccn
2014003191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn869904695
  • 1409157
  • (OCoLC)869904695

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