In the early twentieth century, John Coughlin and Mike Kenna ruled Chicago's First Ward, the lucrative lakefront territory and nerve center of the city. It was one of the most infamous havens for vice in the entire country, home to gambling palaces with marble floors and mahogany bars, to a mini-city of thugs and prostitutes and down-and-outers, to dives and saloons of every description and a few beyond description. In short, the First was a gold mine. In a city where money talked, it made boisterous Bathhouse John and the laconic Hinky Dink Kenna the most powerful men in town. This classic of Chicago-style journalism traces the careers of these two operators as they rose to the top of the city's political world.
About the Author :
Lloyd Wendt has contributed to Lords of the Levee: The Story of Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink as an author.
<div>Lloyd Wendt was a long-time Chicago journalist and the author of <i>Chicago Tribune: The Rise of a Great American Newspaper</i> (Rand McNally, 1979), and (with Herman Kogan) <i>Give the Lady What She Wants: The Story of Marshall Field & Company</i> (And Books, 1979). <br><br>Herman Kogan (1914-1989) spent fifty years covering Chicago, many with the <i>Chicago Sun-Times. </i> He is the author of <i>Yesterday's Chicago</i> (E.A. Seemann, 1976) and (with Lloyd Wendt)<i> Give the Lady What She Wants: The Story of
|Title:||Lords of the Levee: The Story of Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink||Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Author:||Lloyd Wendt, Herman Kogan, Rick Kogan|
|No. of Pages:||384|
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