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The Resource The vapors : a southern family, the New York mob, and the rise and fall of Hot Springs, America's forgotten capital of vice, David Hill

The vapors : a southern family, the New York mob, and the rise and fall of Hot Springs, America's forgotten capital of vice, David Hill

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The vapors : a southern family, the New York mob, and the rise and fall of Hot Springs, America's forgotten capital of vice
Title
The vapors
Title remainder
a southern family, the New York mob, and the rise and fall of Hot Springs, America's forgotten capital of vice
Statement of responsibility
David Hill
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes the history of Hot Springs, Arkansas. The author plots the trajectory of everything from organized crime to America's fraught racial past, examining how a town synonymous with white gangsters supported a burgeoning black middle class. He reveals how the louche underbelly of the South was also home to veterans hospitals and baseball's spring training grounds, giving rise to everyone from Babe Ruth to President Bill Clinton
  • Back in the days before Vegas was big, when the Mob was at its peak and neon lights were but a glimmer on the horizon, a little Southern town styled itself as a premier destination for the American leisure class. Hot Springs, Arkansas was home to healing waters, Art Deco splendor, and America's original national park, as well as horse racing, nearly a dozen illegal casinos, countless backrooms and brothels, and some of the country's most bald-faced criminals. Gangsters, gamblers, and gamines: all once flocked to America's forgotten capital of vice, a place where small-town hustlers and bigtime high-rollers could make their fortunes, and hide from the law This is the extraordinary story of three individuals, spanning the golden decades of Hot Springs, from the 1930s through the 1960s, and the lavish casino whose spectacular rise and fall would bring them together before blowing them apart
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TEFMT
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Hill, David
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LC call number
F419.H8
LC item number
H55 2020ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Performed by George Newbern
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1964-
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Newbern, George
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  • Hot Springs (Ark.)
  • Crime
  • Madden, Owney
  • Hot Springs (Ark.)
  • Mafia
  • Gambling
  • Madden, Owney
  • Mafia
  • Gambling
  • Crime
  • Arkansas
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
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Label
The vapors : a southern family, the New York mob, and the rise and fall of Hot Springs, America's forgotten capital of vice, David Hill
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  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
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digital storage
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audio disc
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  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1157237288
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 33 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781713500605
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
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9781713500605
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CD audio, digital
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • 30e3bs
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(OCoLC)1157237288
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not applicable
Label
The vapors : a southern family, the New York mob, and the rise and fall of Hot Springs, America's forgotten capital of vice, David Hill
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1157237288
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 33 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781713500605
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781713500605
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 30e3bs
  • 10e3bs
System control number
(OCoLC)1157237288
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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