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Island of Vice Cast of Characters

Island of Vice Cast of Characters

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Find out more about the saints and sinners who make the Island of Vice such fascinating reading. You can also discover what inspired author Richard Zacks to write the book.
Find out more about the saints and sinners who make the Island of Vice such fascinating reading. You can also discover what inspired author Richard Zacks to write the book.

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Published by: Doubleday on Mar 06, 2012
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Charles Parkhurst
(1842-1933)
delivered a sermon in February 1892that sparked a crusade against vice and Tammany Hall. After being accused of knowing little about vice, he took a sintour to explore brothels, saloons, evena transvestite club.
 William “Big Bill” Devery
(1857-1919),
 was a bartender and boxerbefore rising high in the police de-partment. He called reformers “littletin soldiers” and would be suspendedseveral times.
Police Inspector Alexander“Clubber” Williams
(1839-1917)
 was notorious forkeeping order via crushing blowsof his night stick, and for cor-ruption. Testifying before a committee, he recommendedcreating a red-light district and claimed he let brothels stay open because they were “fashionable.”
Thomas Byrnes
(1842-1910),
America’s most famous 19th centurdetective, was police chief when Roos-evelt arrived. TR despised him foraccumulating several hundred thousanddollars by doing favors for the wealthy.Did
 
Little Egypt
 
dance naked atSherry’s for a drunken bachelorparty in December 1896? WasRoosevelt there? Unfortunately the only photographic evidence we have is this cigarette card togive us some idea of what shemight have looked like.
HOW DID NEW YORK BECOME AN ISLAND OF VICE?
 Allow author Richard Zacks to introduce you to an intriguingcast of sinners and saints…
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