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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subject_facet Anderson, Thomas Charles, -- 1858-1931
Corruption -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century
Crime -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Jazz -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century
Murder -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Sex customs -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century
Storyville (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- 20th century
Storyville (New Orleans, La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
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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 : a story of sex, jazz, murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans [electronic resource] / Gary Krist
title_short Empire of sin :
title_sub A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
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Corruption
Crime
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
History
Jazz
Murder
Nonfiction
Sex customs
Social aspects
Social conditions
Sociology
True Crime