Shady dealings and seedy times in Chicago are explored by Karen Abbott in her first book Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul. The notorious dealings inside the Everleigh Club are brought to light in this “well-researched slice of Windy City history” says Publishers Weekly.
Characters abound in this book, as Ms. Abbott details the intertwined lives and careers of Minnie and Ada Everleigh, Mayor Carter Harrison II, John Wayman, Hinky Dink Henna, Dean Sumner and Vic Shaw. All factions of intrigue, church, politics and crime are represented.
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