It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
  1. $13.27 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.98
List price: $16.99
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Americana- Northeast
2 Local Warehouse Americana- Northeast

This title in other editions

Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

by

Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

One of the worst natural disasters in American history, the 1896 New York heat wave killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days. The heat coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryans hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright young police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt was scrambling to mitigate the dangerously high temperatures by hosing down streets and handing out ice to the poor.

A vivid narrative that captures the birth of the progressive era, Hot Time in the Old Town revives the forgotten disaster that almost destroyed a great American city.

Synopsis:

The untold story of the catastrophic heat wave that brought Gilded Age New York to its knees—and kick-started Theodore Roosevelts political career

About the Author

Edward P. Kohn is assistant professor of American History and Chair of the American Culture and Literature Department at Bilkent University. His previous works include This Kindred People. He lives in Ankara, Turkey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465024285
Author:
Kohn, Edward P
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Kohn, Edward P.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Track of the Cat Used Book Club Hardcover $3.48
  2. Virgil Flowers #4: Bad Blood
    Used Mass Market $2.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » New England and Mid Atlantic
History and Social Science » Americana » New York
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Roosevelt, Theodore
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.98 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Basic Books - English 9780465024285 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The untold story of the catastrophic heat wave that brought Gilded Age New York to its knees—and kick-started Theodore Roosevelts political career
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.