Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin Loving New York

Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York - Richard Zacks

This audio book was okay. I found my mind wandering a lot and I'm not sure why.

 

The narrative came across pretty well and there were a lot of neat facts about saloons and dancing girls- not to mention Tammany Hall politics, policemen taking bribes and committing crimes-all that kind of stuff. It was interesting in hearing about how T.R. (as he is often referred to in the book) took his midnight ramblings and found himself unfamiliar with the city in which he was born. But whenever the story came around to the political issues and infighting, I became bored. Unfortunately, there were a lot of political issues and lots of infighting.

 

I'm glad I listened to this audio book, because I did learn a bit more about T.R. and NYC in 1895 or so, but at the same time, I'm glad it's over and I can move on to something else.