Jennifer Tatroe's Reviews > Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott
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Sep 25, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, non-fiction, 2008
Read in December, 2008

I'll admit, this book has its issues, skipping haphazardly between the intertwined narratives of Chicago's vice district, its politicians, and its social reformers. I don't care. I loved this book.

I loved seeing the pictures of Aida and Minna, the notorious madames of the Everleigh Club, in their prime. I loved reading about the sumptuous interior of the club, with its free-flowing champagne and its golden piano. I loved every single thing about Chicago in the Everleigh years and I just about cried when... well, if you don't know how it ends, I won't be the one to give it away.

This book may as well have been written for me.
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