Lords of the Levee

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Lords of the Levee: The Story of Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink
First edition
Author Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan
Country United States
Language English
Subject Political history, Politics
Publisher Bobbs-Merrill
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 384

Lords of the Levee is a 1943 non-fiction book by longtime Chicago Tribune reporters Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan in one of three collaborations about the city of Chicago, focusing on its politicians "Bathhouse" John Coughlin and "Hinky Dink" Kenna, notorious alderman for the City of Chicago's lakeside First Ward. The book was reprinted in 1967 by Indiana University Press. In 1974, Indiana University Press published the book again under the title Bosses in Lusty Chicago, along with a new introduction by Illinois Senator Paul Douglas. The book appeared under its original title in 2005 when it was reprinted by Northwestern University Press.

Further reading[edit]

  • Abbott, Karen (2007) Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul. New York: Random House ISBN 978-1-4000-6530-1
  • Wendt, Lloyd; Kogan, Herman (1943), Lords of the Levee: the story of Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink, Indianapolis, New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., pp. 320–322  (reissued under title Bosses in Lusty Chicago, 1967 by Indiana University Press, Bloomington ISBN 0-253-20109-8; reissued as Lords of the Levee, 2005 by Northwestern University Press, Evanston ISBN 0-8101-2320-7)

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