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The Last Madam In 1916, at age fifteen, Norma Wallace arrived in New Orleans Sexy and shrewd, she quickly went from streetwalker to madam and by 1920 had opened what became a legendary house of prostitution There she entertained a steady stream of governors, gangsters, and movie stars until she was arrested at last in 1962 Shortly before she died in 1974, she tape recorded her memories the scandalous stories of a powerful woman who had the city s politicians in her pocket and whose lovers included the twenty five year old boy next door, whom she married when she was sixty four Combining those tapes with original research, Christine Wiltz chronicles not just Norma s rise and fall but also the social history of New Orleans, thick with the vice and corruption that flourished there and, like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Philistines at the Hedgerow, resurrects a vanished secret world. Best Read [ The Last Madam ] author [ Christine Wiltz ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. I read a couple of the reviews of this book and I disagree with the readers that say it was a boring book Maybe I liked the book as much as I did because I grew up in New Orleans and only a true New Orleanian can appreciate the truth of this book Everything and everyone that Norma wrote about are real people in New Orleans and you can t getto the truth than what she did when she wrote it That s probably why it wasn t published until she and most everyone she wrote about were dead for 20 I read a couple of the reviews of this book and I disagree with the readers that say it was a boring book Maybe I liked the book as much as I did because I grew up in New Orleans and only a true New Orleanian can appreciate the truth of this book Everything and everyone that Norma wrote about are real people in New Orlean...

  2. Read years ago Date is a guess Adding to my Goodreads files to share with others For 5 years in a row, I went to New Orleans to work at my company s big computer conference My focus was on the conference, but I could indulge in the great food the city has to offer I also did the usual tourist things like take the Charles St streetcar to the end of the line to have a beignet at the caf there and walk around the French Quarter and Jackson Square Only in my last year did I go to the market Read years ago Date is a guess Adding to my Goodreads files to share with others For 5 years in a row, I went to New Orleans to work at my company s big computer conference My focus was on the conference, but I could indulge in the great food the city has to offer I also did the usual tourist things like take the Charles St streetcar to the end of the line to have a beignet at the caf there and walk around the French Quarter and Jackson Square Only in my last year did I go to the market, which instantly made me regret I hadn t done that previously On that last trip in 2000, I bought several books on New Orleans as a way of keeping the city with me One of them was this book.I don t remember the details about the quality of the writing I do remember the tales of this world was totally foreign to me being a compelling page turner This was a harsh wor...

  3. I m unsure how to go about reviewing this book What do you say about an adequate biography that is interesting because the writer is competent and the subject matter is relevant to your interests It was a fun enough read and because I tend to keep any books that are not outright garbage, it will have a place in the biography sections on my shelves But it was a merely adequate book Not particularly thought provoking I read it when I was ill with H1N1, when Dr Seuss would have been challengi I m unsure how to go about reviewing this book What do you say about an adequate biography that is interesting because the writer is competent and the subject matter is relevant to your interests It was a fun enough read and because I tend to keep any books that are not outright garbage, it will have a place in the biography sections on my shelves But it was a merely adequate book Not particularly thought provoking I read it when I was ill with H1N1, when Dr Seuss woul...

  4. This story had so much potential to be an engaging piece of history especially for New Orleans natives, who have the added appeal of seeing men with the same last names as our streets show up in a whorehouse but choppy writing and poor organizing of the story i...

  5. Sex, bootlegged booze, beautiful women, and powerful men set against the steamy backdrop of corruption in New Orleans from the twenties through the aftermath of WWII This is the stuff of which exciting novels are made But, as in many cases, truth iscompelling than fiction Christine Wiltz combines her mystery writing skills and deep affection for her native city in a real life thriller, The Last Madam A Life in the New Orleans Underworld Norma Wallace, a powerful ambitious woman, ran o Sex, bootlegged booze, beautiful women, and powerful men set against the steamy backdrop of corruption in New Orleans from the twenties through the aftermath of WWII This is the stuff of which exciting novels are made But, as in many cases, truth iscompelling than fiction Christine Wiltz combines her mystery writing skills and deep affection for her native city in a real life thriller, The Last Madam A Life in the New Orleans Underworld Norma Wallace, a powerful ambitious woman, ran one of the most notorious houses of prostitution in the French Quarter for ...

  6. I received this book as a special onI was drawn to it because it was about a madam in New Orleans I lived in New Orleans for 5 years It is a city unlike any other Initially, I was drawn in to the book with the descriptions of streets in a city I knew well almost 100 years later It was fantastic to be able to picture the current day city and streets described Most of the detailed city descriptions are of the French Quarter It is interesting how much has changed and how little The I received this book as a special onI was drawn to it because it was about a madam in New Orleans I lived in New Orleans for 5 years It is a city unlike any other Initially, I was drawn in to the book with the descriptions of streets in a city I knew well almost 100 years later It was fantastic to be able to picture the current day city and streets described Most of the detailed city descriptions are of the French Quarter It is interesting how much has changed and how little The French Quarter is still known for sex however, Norma Wallace would describe it as much trashier than it was in her time I also really enjoyed the detailed description of corruption in politics and police work You can t be familiar with New Orleans and not heard about the corruption of the past and perhaps the present The book also described where the phrase neutral ground came from which I always thought was strange.Norma Wallace s story was interesting It was interesting how well known she was in t...

  7. This is such a fascinating story and it allows you to glimpse into a time period that has been long gone in New Orleans How anyone gave this less than 5 stars is beyond me This book was written so well I felt like I was there.

  8. I love to read anything regarding The Big Easy I ve had a fascination with it for many years The history is rich with legendary characters and Norma was one of them.This book is very well written and its obvious that Ms Wiltz did a lot of research, the characters seemed to come back to life on the page I especially liked the information about Jim Garrison after watching the movie JFK I wasn t aware of some of the aspects of his life This book had me captivated and I m ready to reada I love to read anything regarding The Big Easy I ve had a fascinatio...

  9. I wanted this to be better The reviews said it was a page turner It was not The life of Norma could have been told in a much better way So disappointed

  10. This book was interesting from a historical perspective, but the writing was kind of clunky and dry I didn t find the book particularly raunchy most descriptions were abstract and matter of fact.