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

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Manufacturer: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Author(s): Herbert Asbury

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Asbury, Herbert
EAN: 9780307388988
Edition: Reprint
Feature: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 0307388980
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Vintage
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Vintage
MPN: 9780307388988
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 366
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Studio: Vintage
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Vintage Books USA
Editorial Review:

The basis of Martin Scorcese's acclaimed 2003 film, The Gangs of New York is a dramatic and entertaining glimpse at a city's dark past.

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


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