A vivid narrative that captures the birth of the Progressive era, Hot Time in the Old Town revives the forgotten disaster that almost destroyed a great American city.
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New York City at the mouth of the Hudson River is the largest city in America. In 1896, William McKinley restored Republican control of the White House after the second administration of Grover Cleveland but, shortly after hs re-election to a second term, he was assassinated. William Jennings Bryan was considered one of the most brilliant orators of his era, running three times for president as nominee of the Democratic Party. Theodore Roosevelt was a progressive political leader, conservationist, war hero and adventurer. The Progressive Movement grew out of belief, following the Gilded Age, the government could and should do more to promote the common welfare.