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The Resource Hot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn

Hot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn

Label
Hot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
Title
Hot time in the old town
Title remainder
the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
Statement of responsibility
Edward P. Kohn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days 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, Bryan's 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.7/104
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.47
LC item number
.K76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "The heated term" -- Introduction: Fighting for air -- Cholera infantium -- Slaughter Alley -- Enemy's country -- Inferno of brick and stone -- Bryan fell with a bang -- Strange and pathetic scenes -- Conclusion: A phenomenon -- Epilogue: Hot time in the old town -- Postscript -- Appendix A: Death certificates filed, August 4-17, 1895 and 1896 -- Appendix B: Who died : Manhattan, Tuesday, August 11
Control code
1246156
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780465013364
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1246156
  • (Sirsi) 1246156
  • (OCoLC)435418536
Label
Hot time in the old town : the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "The heated term" -- Introduction: Fighting for air -- Cholera infantium -- Slaughter Alley -- Enemy's country -- Inferno of brick and stone -- Bryan fell with a bang -- Strange and pathetic scenes -- Conclusion: A phenomenon -- Epilogue: Hot time in the old town -- Postscript -- Appendix A: Death certificates filed, August 4-17, 1895 and 1896 -- Appendix B: Who died : Manhattan, Tuesday, August 11
Control code
1246156
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780465013364
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1246156
  • (Sirsi) 1246156
  • (OCoLC)435418536

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