- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (March 27, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812239970
- ISBN-13: 978-0812239973
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,361,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nightclub City: Politics and Amusement in Manhattan
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"Nightclub City tells the behind-the-scenes story of Manhattan's glamorous nightlife at its peak. Packed with colorful characters, terrific original research, and an unusually accessible writing style, Nightclub City is a gritty social history of America's most glitzy fantasies."—Debby Applegate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
"Peretti convincingly argues that nightclubs, at the peak of their popularity, played a small but highly significant role in redefining the relationship between America's government and its citizenry. . . . He skillfully wields illustrative quotes, cogent analysis, and an impressive body of archival evidence."—Journal of Urban History
"Meticulously researched. . . . Peretti builds on previous studies of urban nightlife and entertainment, and his contribution is to look at institutions of commercial night life not from the perspective of consumers but from that of the reformer or official trying to tax, control, prohibit, or criminalize the purveyors of pleasure."—Journal of American History
About the Author
Burton W. Peretti is Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University and the author of Jazz in American Culture.
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