The Resource Sin in the Second City : Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, Karen Abbott, (eBook)

Sin in the Second City : Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, Karen Abbott, (eBook)

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Sin in the Second City : Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
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Sin in the Second City
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Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
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Karen Abbott
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Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history--and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago's notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club's proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and 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 and 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 Balzac.Not everyone appreciated the sisters' attempts to elevate..
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Sin in the Second City : Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, Karen Abbott, (eBook)
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Sin in the Second City : Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, Karen Abbott, (eBook)
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DBDFF284-60E1-403B-8A54-DBA795158763

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