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Titel: The Gangs of New York: An Informal History ...
Verlag: Hippocrene Books
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Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780880294294-3
Inhaltsangabe: The Gangs of New York has long been hand-passed among its cult readership. It is a tour through a now unrecognizable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence cobbled, as Luc Sante has written, ?from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research.? Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the modern Mafia and its depiction in films like The Godfather. ?A universal history of infamy [that] contains all the confusion and cruelty of the barbarian cosmologies....??Jorge Luis Borges ?The tale is one of blood, excitement and debauchery.??The New York Times Book Review ?The Gangs of New York is one of the essential works of the city....??Luc Sante, The New York Review of Books
Über den Autor: Herbert Asbury was born into a strictly Methodist family in Missouri in 1889. His pious background and his subsequent rejection of Methodism greatly influenced both his philosophy of life and his career as reporter and author. Indeed, many of his books deal with the darker, seamier side of American life. He is best know for his true crime books set in the 19th and early 20th century America. He died in 1963 of chronic lung problems, the legacy of a gas-attack in France during the first World War.
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