Sin In The Second City
Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history -- and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago's notorious Levee district at the dawn of the 20th century, the Club's proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, where 30 stunning Everleigh "butterflies" awaited their arrival. Courtesans named Doll, Suzy Poon Tang, and Brick Top delighted the likes of Prince Henry of Prussia and Theodore Dreiser. While in shocking contrast, lesser madams at seedy bordellos pocketed most of a working girl's earnings and kept a "whipper" on staff to dole out discipline, the Everleigh' girls dined on gourmet food, were examined by an honest physician, and were even tutored in the literature of Balzac.
Author: Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 10, 2008)