THE GANGS OF NEW YORK: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

THE GANGS OF NEW YORK: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

By: Asbury, Herbert

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First published in 1928, Herbert Asbury's whirlwind tour through the low li fe of nineteenth-century New York has become an indispensable classic of ur ban history. Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens, and winding alley s of the Bowery and the notorious Five Points district, The Gangs of New Yo rk dramatically evokes the destitution and shocking violence of a turbulent era, when colorfully named criminals like Dandy John Dolan, Bill the Butch er, 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 rog ues' 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.

Title: THE GANGS OF NEW YORK: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

Author Name: Asbury, Herbert

Categories: Americas,

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2001

ISBN Number: 1560252758

ISBN Number 13: 9781560252757

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044345