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

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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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9780770437077
9780770437060
9781410474872
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Grouping Title empire of sin a story of sex jazz murder and the battle for modern new orleans
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subject_facet Anderson, Thomas Charles, -- 1858-1931, Corruption -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, Crime -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, Jazz -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, Large type books, Murder -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century, New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century, Sex customs -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century, Storyville (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- 20th century, Storyville (New Orleans, La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
title_display Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
title_full Empire of Sin A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans, Empire of sin : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans / Gary Krist, Empire of sin [text (large print)] : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans / Gary Krist
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title_sub a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans
topic_facet Anderson, Thomas Charles, Corruption, Crime, History, Jazz, Large type books, Murder, Nonfiction, Sex customs, Social aspects, Social conditions, Sociology, True Crime