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The bishop and the butterfly : murder, politics, and the end of the Jazz Age  Cover Image Book Book

The bishop and the butterfly : murder, politics, and the end of the Jazz Age / Michael Wolraich.

Wolraich, Michael, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1454948027
  • ISBN: 9781454948025
  • Physical Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations, 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Union Square & Co., [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Vivian Gordon went out before midnight in a velvet dress and mink coat. Her body turned up the next morning in a desolate Bronx park, a dirty clothesline wrapped around her neck. At her stylish Manhattan apartment, detectives discovered notebooks full of names--businessmen, socialites, gangsters. And something else: a letter from an anti-corruption commission established by Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Led by the imperious Judge Samuel Seabury, the commission had uncovered a police conspiracy to frame women as prostitutes. Had Vivian Gordon been executed to bury her secrets? As FDR pressed the police to solve her murder, Judge Seabury pursued the trail of corruption to the top of Gotham's powerful political machine--the infamous Tammany Hall"-- Amazon.com
Subject: Gordon, Vivian, 1891-1931.
Murder > Investigation > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
Police corruption > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
Political corruption > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 1865-1898.
Tammany Hall (Political organization)
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: True crime stories.

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  • 8 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Deep River Public Library.

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  • 2 current holds with 14 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Deep River Public Library 364.1523 Wolr (Text) 36039153327651 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/01/2024


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