Betting Booze and Brothels

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  • By the turn of the twentieth century, Beaumont, Texas had acquired a reputation as a rough place. Situated in the oil-soaked chaos of Spindletop, Jefferson County was a hotbed of vice. For decades, gambling and prostitution thrived as elected officials either looked the other way or took money to keep quiet. That is, until 1960 when a swashbuckling young state legislator blew into town and spearheaded an intensive investigation into the rampant vice and governmental corruption that supported it. And, at a time when such things were virtually unheard of, he and his committee played it out on live television. When the dust finally cleared, the local governments of Jefferson County were turned inside out.
  • Author:
    Laura OToole
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9781571689177
    ISBN:
    1571689176
    Label:
    Eakin Publications
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $24.95
    Manufacturer:
    Eakin Publications
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    242
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2006-10-01
    Publisher:
    Eakin Publications
    Studio:
    Eakin Publications
    Title:
    Betting Booze and Brothels
    Creator:
    Wanda Landrey

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