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The Last Madam

(2000)
A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
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1916: Norma Wallace, age 15, 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 with the city's politicians in her pocket and whose lovers included the 25-year-old boy-next-door, whom she married at age 64. With those tapes and original research, Christine Wiltz chronicles Norma's rise and fall with the social history of New Orleans. Thick with the vice and corruption that flourished there, Wiltz resurrects a vanished secret world.



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Hardback Editions

January 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Madam: a Life in the New Orleans Underworld
Author(s): Christine Wiltz
ISBN: 0-571-19954-2 / 978-0-571-19954-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Madam: A Life In The New Orleans Underworld
Author(s): Chris Wiltz
ISBN: 0-306-81012-3 / 978-0-306-81012-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
Author(s): Christine Wiltz
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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December 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
Author(s): Christine Wiltz
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
Author(s): Chris Wiltz
ISBN: 1-5200-5134-4 / 978-1-5200-5134-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
Author(s): Chris Wiltz
Publisher: Open Road Media
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