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Looking For Lizzie: The True Story of an Ohio Madam, Her Sporting Life and Hidden Legacy

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Debra Lape, a modern day sleuth with a computer, digs up the highly unusual truth about her great-great-grandmother: Elizabeth Rogers-Lape-Hoffman-Larzelere-DeWitt-DeWitt-Veon-Shetler-France. Better known as ‘Lizzie’ to her friends and customers, she was the owner-operator of the White Pigeon, her franchise, located on ‘the shady side of the street’ in Dayton, Lima, ...more
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published July 6th 2014
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Aishuu
Feb 08, 2015 Aishuu rated it really liked it
This is the kind of story any genealogist hopes to put together through research, the "hidden family history" that a lot of families come from but will never know. This is thoroughly interesting and engaging, and the development of Lizzie's tree as she moved through life is truly staggering. I also liked the connections the author built outside of Lizzie's personal life to help show the complexities of owning a bordello. The speculated relationship with Warren Harding was particularly ...more
Linda Case
Oct 16, 2014 Linda Case rated it it was amazing
Interesting historical read.

A thoroughly enjoyable, fully researched narrative about an unusual historical subject. The addition of photographs, maps, census records and such backs up the story well and helps lend authority to the information. I found this a thoroughly enjoyable book and would recommend it to anyone looking for unusual subject matter.
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Author Debra Lape is a business graduate of Cleveland State University and controller at TES Engineering, an engineering consulting firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Her 40-year quest to discover the secret life of her great-great-grandmother was two parts amateur genealogy and one part pure obsession. An Akron, Ohio, native, she and her husband Claude have one son Perry and live in Westlake, Ohio.
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