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Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld

Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0307388988

Cover of Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld 08 (ISBN 978-0307388988)
ISBN13: 978-0307388988
ISBN10: 0307388980
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2008
International: No

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Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0307388988

Herbert Asbury

ISBN13: 978-0307388988
ISBN10: 0307388980
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

First published in 1928, Herbert Asbury's whirlwind tour through the low-life of nineteenth-century New York has become an indispensible classic of urban history.

Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens, and winding alleys of the Bowery and the notorious Five Points district, The Gangs of New York dramatically evokes the destitution and shocking violence of a turbulent era, when colorfully named criminals like Dandy John Dolan, Bill the Butcher, and Hell-Cat Maggie lurked in the shadows, and infamous gangs like the Plug Uglies, the Dead Rabbits, and the Bowery Boys ruled the streets. A rogues gallery of prostitutes, pimps, poisoners, pickpockets, murderers, and thieves, The Gangs of New York is a dramatic and entertaining glimpse at a city's dark past.

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