Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
New York: Basic Books, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling and a date on the top of the front free endpage.
Near Fine / Fine. Item #014175
One of the worst natural disasters in American history, the 1896 New York heat wave killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days. A bright young police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt was scrambling to mitigate the dangerously high temperatures by hosing down streets and handing out ice to the poor. A vivid narrative that captures the birth of the progressive era.
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