Hot Time in the Old Town

Hot Time in the Old Town

The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780465013364
Branch Call Number: 974.7104 ROOSE KOHN
Characteristics: xv, 288 pages ; 25 cm


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