Karen Abbott : Sin in the Second City

Past Speakers

Karen Abbott : Sin in the Second City

Featured Guest:
Karen Abbott

Featured Book:
Sin in the Second City

Date & Location:
Wednesday, November 7, 2007- 6:00 p.m.
Crown Center Auditorium, LSC
6525 North Sheridan Road

Free Admission

Reception and Book Signing will follow.

A free lance journalist, Karen Abbott writes for such publications as Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly and Salon.com. Ms. Abbott’s work has garnered glowing reviews from peers like Erik Larson, Sara Gruen, and Darin Strauss

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.


To R.S.V.P. contact Carol Franklin at 773 508-2641 or cfrankl@luc.edu

Co-sponsored by Alumni and Special Events.

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