Praise for The Ghosts of Eden Park “An exhaustively researched, hugely entertaining work of popular history that . . . exhumes a colorful crew of once-celebrated characters and restores them to full-blooded life. . . . [Abbott’s] ...
Author: Karen Abbott
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy “Gatsby-era noir at its best.”—Erik Larson An ID Book Club Selection • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST HISTORY BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SMITHSONIAN In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new cars for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the Justice Department hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences. With the fledgling FBI on the case, Remus is quickly imprisoned for violating the Volstead Act. Her husband behind bars, Imogene begins an affair with Dodge. Together, they plot to ruin Remus, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive. Praise for The Ghosts of Eden Park “An exhaustively researched, hugely entertaining work of popular history that . . . exhumes a colorful crew of once-celebrated characters and restores them to full-blooded life. . . . [Abbott’s] métier is narrative nonfiction and—as this vibrant, enormously readable book makes clear—she is one of the masters of the art.”—The Wall Street Journal “Satisfyingly sensational and thoroughly researched.”—The Columbus Dispatch “Absorbing . . . a Prohibition-era page-turner.”—Chicago Tribune
to. Eden. Park. (Cincinnati,. 1969. ) Ravi Shankar playing sitar multiplied in
orange, cerise and purple, while Beardsley's gaunt mistress stared from her night
garden as smoke drifted from the hash pipe in a room adorned with rock posters;
Author: John W. Gorski
The poems in this book are chronologically arranged. They explore a variety of moods that often resonate with scenes in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Included as well are evocations of visual artists and their works, meditations on the authors past and present, glimpses of the American scene and commentaries on pop culture leavened with skewed humor.
Coshocton Tribune, June 4, 1954, 1. “Eden Park Gazebo Haunted by the Ghost
of Imogene Remus since October 6, 1927.” http://www.examiner.com/article/eden
Author: James A. Willis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the heart of America Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author James A. Willis shines a light in the dark corners of Ohio and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From ghostly soldiers that still haunt Fort Meigs to the eerie Franklin Castle, there’s no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. There’s even a carved tombstone of an infant at Cedar Hill cemetery, whose ghostly eyes keep watch over those wander too close. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
Author: Frederick Willem Jacobus LabuschagnePublish On: 1974
We drove to the ground from the hotel , and it was as though we were in a Ghost
Town . There was not a person in the streets , all the way to Loftus . Good
heavens , I thought , is everybody at the match ? They must have been – and they
Geodesic Dreams Dozois , Gardner 763 , 764 Girl in the Mirror Monroe , Mary
Alice 389 Ghost of the Chinook Dawson , Peter 476 Ghost ... Sean 582 Getting
Mother ' s Body Parks , Suzan - Lori 1175 The Ghosts ' High Noon Carr , John
Dickson 93 The Glass House Gardner , Ashley 95 Getting What You Want Love ,
Kathy 330 , 375 , 381 Ghosts of Eden Gray , T . M . 662 Gettysburg Gingrich ,
Newt 894 ...
Author: Neil Barron
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre
Kim Todd has restored these long-forgotten mavericks to their rightful place in American history." — Abbott Kahler, author (as Karen Abbott) of The Ghosts of Eden Park and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy A vivid social history that brings ...
Author: Kim Todd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"A gripping, flawlessly researched, and overdue portrait of America’s trailblazing female journalists. Kim Todd has restored these long-forgotten mavericks to their rightful place in American history." — Abbott Kahler, author (as Karen Abbott) of The Ghosts of Eden Park and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy A vivid social history that brings to light the “girl stunt reporters” of the Gilded Age who went undercover to expose corruption and abuse in America, and redefined what it meant to be a woman and a journalist—pioneers whose influence continues to be felt today. In the waning years of the nineteenth century, women journalists across the United States risked reputation and their own safety to expose the hazardous conditions under which many Americans lived and worked. In various disguises, they stole into sewing factories to report on child labor, fainted in the streets to test public hospital treatment, posed as lobbyists to reveal corrupt politicians. Inventive writers whose in-depth narratives made headlines for weeks at a stretch, these “girl stunt reporters” changed laws, helped launch a labor movement, championed women’s rights, and redefined journalism for the modern age. The 1880s and 1890s witnessed a revolution in journalism as publisher titans like Hearst and Pulitzer used weapons of innovation and scandal to battle it out for market share. As they sought new ways to draw readers in, they found their answer in young women flooding into cities to seek their fortunes. When Nellie Bly went undercover into Blackwell’s Insane Asylum for Women and emerged with a scathing indictment of what she found there, the resulting sensation created opportunity for a whole new wave of writers. In a time of few jobs and few rights for women, here was a path to lives of excitement and meaning. After only a decade of headlines and fame, though, these trailblazers faced a vicious public backlash. Accused of practicing “yellow journalism,” their popularity waned until “stunt reporter” became a badge of shame. But their influence on the field of journalism would arc across a century, from the Progressive Era “muckraking” of the 1900s to the personal “New Journalism” of the 1960s and ’70s, to the “immersion journalism” and “creative nonfiction” of today. Bold and unconventional, these writers changed how people would tell stories forever.
In his travels , like thousands of tourists to follow him a century later , he had
beheld the marvels of Yellowstone Park . When he again reached civilization ... It
was no Garden of Eden they came to . The trappers smoked the pipe of peace
She is haunted by the voices of the dead and listening closely to the voices of the living.” —Nan Goldin, artist, activist, and founder of P.A.I.N. “Bad Medicine is a taut exploration of America’s deadly battle with opioid ...
Author: Charlotte Bismuth
Publisher: Atria/One Signal Publishers
Category: True Crime
“Charlotte Bismuth gives us a bold and cinematic true crime story about her work at the intersection of medicine and greed. Bad Medicine is a gripping memoir that toggles deftly between the personal and prosecutorial.” —Beth Macy, New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick “Bismuth has written a brilliant account of prosecuting a doctor who became a drug dealer in a white coat. She is haunted by the voices of the dead and listening closely to the voices of the living.” —Nan Goldin, artist, activist, and founder of P.A.I.N. “Bad Medicine is a taut exploration of America’s deadly battle with opioid addiction—an unnerving and inspirational firecracker of a book.” —Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghosts of Eden Park For fans of Dopesick and Bad Blood, the shocking story of New York’s most infamous pill-pushing doctor, written by the prosecutor who brought him down. In 2010, a brave whistleblower alerted the police to Dr. Stan Li’s corrupt pain management clinic in Queens, New York. Li spent years supplying more than seventy patients a day with oxycodone and Xanax, trading prescriptions for cash. Emergency room doctors, psychiatrists, and desperate family members warned him that his patients were at risk of death but he would not stop. In Bad Medicine, former prosecutor Charlotte Bismuth meticulously recounts the jaw dropping details of this criminal case that would span four years, culminating in a landmark trial. As a new assistant district attorney and single mother, Bismuth worked tirelessly with her team to bring Dr. Li to justice. Bad Medicine is a chilling story of corruption and greed and an important look at the role individual doctors play in America’s opioid epidemic.
Weaving in the compelling saga of the Minskys—four scrappy brothers from New York City who would pave the way for Gypsy Rose Lee’s brand of burlesque and transform the entertainment landscape—Karen Abbott creates a rich account of a ...
Author: Karen Abbott
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could distract them from reality. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed. With her superb narrative skills and eye for detail, Karen Abbott brings to life an era of ambition, glamour, struggle, and survival. Using exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, she vividly delves into Gypsy’s world, including her intense triangle relationship with her sister, actress June Havoc, and their formidable mother, Rose, a petite but ferocious woman who literally killed to get her daughters on the stage. Weaving in the compelling saga of the Minskys—four scrappy brothers from New York City who would pave the way for Gypsy Rose Lee’s brand of burlesque and transform the entertainment landscape—Karen Abbott creates a rich account of a legend whose sensational tale of tragedy and triumph embodies the American Dream.
WILD HORSES OF NEVADA Lent by the Artist 1 DYER, BRIGGS SPRING
PEARS Lent by the Artist 2 FIRN, EDWARD THE MAN OF SORROWS Lent by the
Artist 3 GATES, ROBERT FRANKLIN "GHOST HOUSE" POTOMAC Lent by the
Artist 4 ...
With a cast of characters that includes Jack Johnson, John Barrymore, 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 ...
Author: Karen Abbott
Publisher: Random House
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 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 forcing 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 Investigation. With a cast of characters that includes Jack Johnson, John Barrymore, 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 modernity.
Then it was on to Auckland for the last week of the tour , a week which would see
us take on Auckland at Eden Park ... team that season , having lost to Otago and
Canterbury in championship matches , the ghost of 1965 still loomed over us .
... looking as if he had seen ghosts , or been shocked by Kentucky bourbon , "
and offered the further information that he had ... that the very thought was a kind
of insanity ; and he swerved from his course and went into Eden Park , and
... Cornwallis - Monckton Park - George Haines , Esq . - Robert Morris , Esq . - A
thrilling story — Judge Bedford and lady - Mysterious events , Hays ' s family - An
eventful day - General Washington , President of the United States - Eden Park ...
... Glenvale and at Eden Park , both near Whittlesea . ... In these schools there
exist the ghosts of such maps , but they are quite useless for teaching purposes ;
and , being faded , torn , and tattered , are shocking examples of what should not
Author: Victoria Department of Public InstructionPublish On: 1900
... of schools at Glenvale and at Eden Park , both near Whittlesea . Most of the
wooden buildings in this district are in urgent need of repainting to save the wood
from perishing . Many of them have not been renovated for more than ten years .
April 6 to 28, 1914, Art Museum, Eden Park Cincinnati Art Museum. and for
Borodine's opera , “ Prince Igor ” , created a sensation and elicited a eulogy from
Jacques Blanche , who considered their violent crudity epoch - making theatrical
För information , address : Registrar , Eden Park , Cincinnati 6 , Ohio . Herbert P .
Barnett , Dean DSON the hans hofmann school of fine art 52 west 8th street • new
york city • phone gramercy 7 - 3491 personally conducted summer session by ...
Occasionally the young people borrowed the Lamont motor launch North Star for
all - day outings to Isle au Haut , now part of Acadia National Park , or to
Hurricane Island , where they would explore the “ ghost village ” formerly
inhabited by ...
Author: Joyce Milton
Category: Air pilots
Drawing on newly available documents, a dual biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh compellingly recounts the controversy, triumphs, and tragedies of their exciting and loving lives together. Reprint. National ad/promo.