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The Gangs of New York

An Informal History of the Underworld
Asbury, Herbert, 1891-1963 (Book - 2008 )
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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 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.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of the gangs that once terrorized the Bowery, Hell's Kitchen, and Five Points sections of New York, and offers brief profiles of the most influential gang leaders, including Dandy Johnny Dolan, Kit Burns, and Edward Delaney. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Authors: Asbury, Herbert, 1891-1963
Statement of Responsibility: Herbert Asbury ; [with a new foreword by Russell Shorto]
Title: The gangs of New York
an informal history of the underworld
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Characteristics: 366 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Reprint. Originally published in slightly different from in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf : New York,1928
Copyright renewed 1956
Subject Headings: Gangs New York (State) New York New York (N.Y.) Social conditions
Topical Term: Gangs
LCCN: 2008274691
ISBN: 9780307388988
0307388980
Branch Call Number: 364.1066 A
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