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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld

The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld

by Herbert Asbury

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780307388988
Pages: 400
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 10 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-23
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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...