Island of Vice
Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
ISBN10: 0767926196 ISBN13: 9780767926195 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Sep 4 2012 Pages: 431 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
An account of the effort by newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to shut down late 19th-century New York City's brothels, gambling houses and after-hours saloons traces the future 26th President's failed confrontations with Tammany Hall, muckrakers and irate everyday citizens.