The King of Skid Row : : John Bacich and the twilight years of old Minneapolis

Title The King of Skid Row : : John Bacich and the twilight years of old Minneapolis
Names Shiffer, James Eli.
Length 4 hours, 43 minutes
Book Number DBC19689
Title Status Download Only
Narrator Peters, Dennis.
Language English
Annotation City blue laws drove the liquor trade and its customers hard-drinking lumberjacks, pensioners, farmhands, and railroad workers into the oldest quarter of Minneapolis. In the fifty-cent-a-night flophouses of the city s Gateway District, they slept in cubicles with ceilings of chicken wire. In rescue missions, preachers and nuns tried to save their souls. Sociology researchers posing as vagrants studied them. And in their midst John Bacich, aka Johnny Rex, who owned a bar, a liquor store, and a cage hotel, documented the gritty neighborhood's last days through photographs and film of his clientele. Adult. Unrated.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Male narrator. NLS/BPH
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Downloadable books
Nonfiction
Talking books
Biography - BIO
United States - History - 973
Social problems - welfare & services - 362
Social problems, services & associations - 360
LC Subject Businessmen - Minnesota - Biography
Skid row - Minnesota - Minneapolis - History
Gateway District (Minneapolis, Minn.) - History
Minneapolis (Minn.) - History
Call Number 362.5928092 B ANF
Released 2020
Publication Info St. Paul : Minnesota State Services for the Blind, Communication Center, 2020.
Original Publication Recorded from: Minneapolis ; University of Minnesota Press, [2016]: 9780816698295 0816698295
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