The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

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Faber & Faber #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The forty-year reign of new orleans "madam" norma wallace is chronicled here, with plentiful accounts from the prostitutes, " local celebrities, "johns, and cops who were part of this colorful drama set in the city's notorious Red Light District.

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Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

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Crown #ad - 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. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, venal politicians, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans #ad - 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. From bestselling author gary krist, at a time when commercialized vice, 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, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, perversity, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, jazz culture, and crime.

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Storyville, New Orleans: Being an Authentic, Illustrated Account of the Notorious Red Light District

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University of Alabama Press #ad - Drawing upon interviews and research, jazz culture, at a time when commercialized vice, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, the author investigates New Orleans' experiment with legalized prostitution between 1897 and 1917 From bestselling author gary krist, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City.

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Madam: A Novel of New Orleans

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Plume #ad - When vice had a legal home and jazz was being born—the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam New Orleans, 1900 Bellocq, madam is a fantastic romp through The Big Easy and the irresistible story of a woman who rose to power long before the era of equal rights. From bestselling author gary krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, jazz culture, at a time when commercialized vice, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City.

Madam: A Novel of New Orleans #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Mary deubler makes a meager living as an “alley whore. That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red-light district that’s mockingly dubbed “Storyville. Mary believes there’s no place for a lowly girl like her in the high-class bordellos of Storyville’s Basin Street, where Champagne flows and beautiful girls turn tricks in luxurious bedrooms.

But with gumption, even a touch of Voodoo, twists of fate, Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madame Josie Arlington. Filled with fascinating historical details and cameos by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and E. J.

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Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II

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GoodKnight Books #ad - Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. Twenty-five years after her passing, audrey hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Many of these images are from Audrey’s personal collection and are published here for the first time. From bestselling author gary krist, jazz culture, at a time when commercialized vice, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City.

Used book in Good Condition. She also had to contend with the fact that her father was a Nazi agent and her mother was pro-Nazi for the first two years of the occupation. Also included is a section of color and black-and-white photos. According to her son, Luca Dotti, “The war made my mother who she was. Audrey hepburn’s war included participation in the dutch resistance, working as a doctor’s assistant during the “Bridge Too Far” battle of Arnhem, the brutal execution of her uncle, and the ordeal of the Hunger Winter of 1944.

Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II #ad - But the war years also brought triumphs as Audrey became Arnhem’s most famous young ballerina. Audrey’s own reminiscences, wartime diaries, new interviews with people who knew her in the war, and research in classified Dutch archives shed light on the riveting, untold story of Audrey Hepburn under fire in World War II.

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The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story

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Chicago Review Press #ad - Until now. The axeman repeatedly broke into the homes of Italian grocers in the dead of night, leaving his victims in a pool of blood. This book tells that story. From bestselling author gary krist, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City.

Used book in Good Condition. She also shows what few have suspected—that the Axeman continued killing after leaving New Orleans in 1919. Only thirty years after jack the Ripper stalked the streets of Whitechapel, the Axeman of New Orleans held an American city hostage. The story has been the subject of websites, novels, short stories, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story.

The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story #ad - . But the full story of gruesome murders, sympathetic victims, the New Orleans Mafia, public panic, accused innocents, and a mysterious killer has never been written. Davis here expertly tells the story of the search for the Axeman and of the eventual exoneration of the innocent Jordanos. From 1910 to 1919, new orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper–style killer.

Iorlando jordano, an innocent italian grocer, and his teenaged son Frank were wrongly accused of one of those murders; corrupt officials convicted them with coerced testimony. Miriam C.

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Intimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of Baroness de Pontalba

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LSU Press #ad - She did so, caring for him for the next twenty-three years until her death in 1874. In intimate enemies, christina vella embroiders the compelling story of the Almonester-Pontalba alliance against a richly woven background of the events and cultures of two centuries and two vivid societies. Five years later, illustrious father, micaela focused her attention on building, after securing both a separation from Célestin and legal power over her wealth, following in the footsteps of her late, Andrés Almonester.

. Intimate enemies, however, is the spellbinding true account of this resilient woman's life -- and the three men who most affected its course. Immediately upon marrying Célestin de Pontalba, Micaela was removed to his family's estate in France. Chicago Review Press. Used book in Good Condition. She provides a window into the yellow fever epidemics that raged in new orleans; the rebuilding of Paris, the Paris Commune uprising, class, banking practices, legal procedures, imperial court life, marriage, money, and love during the baroness' lifetime and their inflection in the New World setting of New Orleans; medical treatments, and the Second Empire of Napoleon III; European ideas of power, and much more.

Intimate Enemies: The Two Worlds of Baroness de Pontalba #ad - Combining the historian's meticulous research with the biographer's exacting knowledge of her subject and the novelist's gift for narrative, Vella has crafted a rare cross-genre work that will capture the imagination and admiration of every reader. Finally, in 1834, the despairing elder Pontalba trapped Micaela in a bedroom and shot her four times before turning his gun on himself.

Miraculously, she survived.

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The Gangs of New Orleans : An Informal History of the French Quarter Underworld

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Gardners Books #ad - From bestselling author gary krist, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Used book in Good Condition. Once again, asbury takes the reader on an intriguing journey through a unique history of the American underworld.

But the new orleans underworld consisted of much more than the local bordellos. Used book in Good Condition. In "the gangs of new orleans", herbert asbury, author of "The Gangs of New York", chronicles the immense underbelly of 'The Big Easy'. Chicago Review Press. Home to the notorious "blue book", which listed the names and addresses of every prostitute living in the city, New Orleans' infamous red-light district gained a reputation as one of the most raucous in the world.

The Gangs of New Orleans : An Informal History of the French Quarter Underworld #ad - It was also well known as the early gambling capital of the United States, and sported one of the most violent records of street crime in the country. From the murderous exploits of mary jane 'bricktop' jackson and bridget fury, to the faux-revolutionary 'filibusters' who, backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars of public support - though without official governmental approval - undertook military missions to take over the bordering Spanish regions in Texas, two prostitutes who became famous after murdering a number of their associates, the French Quarter had it all.

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