Description:Fair. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting...Fair. This is a used book. It may contain highlighting/underlining or the book may show heavier signs of wear. It may also be ex-library or without dustjacket. All orders are shipped the same or the next day.
Description:Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with...Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Description:Acceptable. 1953 Hardcover. 374 p. Shows definite wear, and...Acceptable. 1953 Hardcover. 374 p. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Description:Very Good Plus. A Popular Giant #G140X, with 35 cents price. An...Very Good Plus. A Popular Giant #G140X, with 35 cents price. An intimate boudoir view of the 1920s by the famous Madam. A sturdy copy with only light wear.
Description:Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Top edge soiling. Age...Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Top edge soiling. Age toning to paper at edges. 374 p.; 21 cm. Red cloth covered boards. Green & white spine titles. Polly Adler: 1920s Madame looks into "the underworld. the half-world and the high, " introductory chapter. An autobiographical history of a working woman, a house of prostitution, with characters drawn as composites.
Polly Adler was the American dream -- sort of. She came to New York as a little girl, penniless, with no knowledge of English and during her career established numerous bordellos that caterered to the rich and famous. This 1953 memoir offers a fun and often insightful look at times gone by, the kind of social history that is rare but well worth a look.
Book is a typical bio in that author justifies her deeds through positions and conditions placed upon her by outside forces not of her own choice. It is an interesting look into the times when women were just awakening into a more assertive position in society. Has some interesting antedotes about famous persons of the era.
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