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ISLAND OF VICE: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-loving New York

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Zacks (The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805, 2005, etc.) returns with a sharply focused look at Theodore Roosevelt's brief tenure as a New York City police commissioner.The author begins and ends with allusions to the naked goddess Diana perched atop Madison Square Garden—his symbol for the sensual interests of New Yorkers that Roosevelt was intent ... Read full review


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