Wicked Newport: Kentucky's Sin City

Wicked Newport: Kentucky's Sin City

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by Dr. Thomas Barker, Gary W., Dr. Potter, Jenna Meglen
     
 

ISBN-10: 159629549X

ISBN-13: 9781596295490

Pub. Date: 10/13/2008

Publisher: History Press, The


Controlled by the heavy hand of the mob and fueled by government corruption, Newport evolved through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a notoriously robust center of criminal activity. With top political and law enforcement officials often on the take, the seedy status quo became so excessive that a May 1961 issue of Time magazine declared, "Newport has…  See more details below

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Controlled by the heavy hand of the mob and fueled by government corruption, Newport evolved through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a notoriously robust center of criminal activity. With top political and law enforcement officials often on the take, the seedy status quo became so excessive that a May 1961 issue of Time magazine declared, "Newport has developed such a gaudy brand of gambling and prostitution that it stands today as one of the nation's most blatant sin centers." Eastern Kentucky University Professors Gary Potter and Thomas Barker, both experts on organized crime, along with Jenna Meglen, offer up a captivating chronicle of Newport's criminal development, complete with thought-provoking assessments of the possible advantages that organized crime brought to the city commonly considered to be Las Vegas's predecessor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596295490
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
10/13/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,132,565
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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