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Sin in the Second City Madams Ministers Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul Ebook ☆ 356 pages Download Ê Karen abbott ç ✫ [PDF] ✑ Sin in the Second City Madams Ministers Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul By KarenG them into brothels This furor shaped America’s sexual culture and had repercussions all the way to the White House including the formation of the Federal Bureau of InvestigationWith a cast of characters that includes Jack Johnson John Barry John D Rockefeller Jr William Howard Taft “Hinky Dink” Kenna and Al Capone Sin in the Second City is Karen Abbott’s colorful nuanced portrait of the iconic Everleigh sisters their world famous Club and the perennial clash between our nation’s hedonistic impulses and Puritanical roots Culminating in a dramatic last stand between brothel keepers and crusading reformers Sin in the Second City offers a vivid snapshot of America’s journey from Victorian era propriety to twentieth century modernit Oh I wanted this book to be so much than it was The story of the Everleigh sisters along with Bathhouse John and Hinky Dick is such a colorful one in the City of Chicago Yet this book makes it almost not uite boring Too much jumping around in time and storylines It just didn't come together If the data is so limited this story could easily have been fictionalized and made really really readable and exciting Just because something is fiction does not mean it doesn't contain the truth

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Step into the Second ePUB #180 the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club the most famous brothel in American Sin in ePUB #10003 history–and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation Operating in Chicago’s notorious Levee in the Second PDF #186 district at the dawn of the last century the Club’s proprietors two aristocratic sisters named Minna in the Second City Madams PDFEPUBand Ada Everleigh welcomed moguls and actors senators and athletes foreign dignitaries and literary icons into their stately double mansion where thirty stunning Everleigh “butterflies” awaited their arrival Courtesans named Doll Suzy Poon Tang and Brick Top devoured raw meat to the delight of Prince Henry of Prussia in the Second City Madams PDFEP Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestGet ready to clutch your pearls because this tawdry piece of history is something you didn't learn in high school SIN IN THE SECOND CITY in case its title wasn't warning enough is about prostitution in turn of the century Chicago specifically the Everleigh Club which was a brothel run by two gently bred sisters Minna and Aida EverleighOne of the criticisms of this book is that the author Karen Abbott takes a lot of liberties with the narrative It reads like one of those trashy but epic sagas from the 1970s with its purple prose sensationlist writing and scandalous content I personally like those kinds of novels so that was pure heaven for me and kept the tone from being too dry something I hate when reading nonfiction because it makes me feel like I'm being lectured at and then I get bored and inevitably lose interest but if that is a peeve for you then yes you will probably not like this bookThe saga spun these pages is too complicated to recollect completely but the gist is that the Everleigh Club was the best place to go if you wanted to sleep with a woman who was not your wife Minna and Aida wanted to be the best damn madams in Chicago and they were willing to spend money to do this They hired doctors to check out the girls and make sure they were healthy and free of disease; they fed the girls and the guests well with totally sumptuous feasts that made me drool a little just from the description; and the decor was literally out of this world think fountains that gush scented oil and entire rooms done completely in gold leaf with a gold piano to bootAlso of note is a prostitute from China named Suzy Poon Tang apparently where the slang poon tang comes from who was so good at her job that she ended up getting married to one of her clients after just a few sessions of working at the Everleigh Club There was also some brouhaha when a black boxer Jack Johnson wanted to come into the club Because segregation was still active at this time the sisters were highly reluctant but his manager basically forced them into relenting; it worked out though he was hot the prostitutes butterflies they were called in Everleigh adored him everybody had a great time and segregation got to suck itliterally one would assumeYou can probably guess how the story ends People in power decided that vice was becoming too unpopular and they began systematically cracking down on pleasure houses as tales of white slavery read middle or upper middle class girls getting tricked into the sex industry by mustache twirling con artists began saturating the papers and putting fear into decent folk Everleigh Club was one of the last to go and signified the downfall of an era Some of the names in here you will probably recognize because when some of the bigwigs lost their hand at prostitution they turned their attentions to the big booming industry of crime started by Al Capone and Jim ColosimoSIN IN THE SECOND CITY was a fun book to carry around with me in public I had a lot of people ask me what it was about and their reactions were uite priceless in some cases I enjoyed learning about an era that I didn't really know much about before this and it was cool to learn where the phrase poon tang actually came from I do feel like the book was longer than it needed to be especially towards the end it felt like the content was being stretched thin But if you like history and if you like trashy historical romance novels you and this book will get on like a house on fire3 stars

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Sin in the Second City Madams Ministers Playboys and the Battle for America's SoulUBand recited poetry for Theodore Dreiser Whereas lesser madams pocketed most of a harlot’s earnings and kept a “whipper” on staff to mete out discipline the Everleighs made sure their girls dined on gourmet food were examined by an honest physician and even tutored in the literature of BalzacNot everyone appreciated the sisters’ attempts to elevate the industry Rival Levee madams hatched numerous schemes to ruin the Everleighs including an attempt to frame them for the death of department store heir Marshall Field Jr But the sisters’ most daunting foes were the Progressive Era reformers who sent the entire country into a frenzy with lurid tales of “white slavery the allegedly rampant practice of kidnapping young girls and forcin I read the author's Liar Temptress SoldierSpy and really enjoyed the historical profiles So when I saw this at a book sale I snapped it up A decadent exploration of the seedy side of 1890s Chicago Sin in the Second City delves in to the Mann Act white slavery reformers and the puerile highlights of life in a den of ineuity The Everleigh sisters ran the most popular men's club in the country spending 100000 in protection money to the city to keep their racket going They had the prettiest girls the bubbliest champagne the shiniest diamonds But it couldn't last And what exactly was their story 2017 Lenten nonfiction Buddy Reading Challenge book #39