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The Gangs Of New York
The Gangs Of New York: An Informal History Of The Underworld | Herbert Asbury
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Herbert Asbury presents here a vivid and startling account of New York gangdom from its beginning in Revolutionary times to comparatively recent days. Here are the stories of the great gangs which terrorized the city and at times menaced its very existencefrom the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits to the Gophers and the Eastmans. Kid Dropper, Dopey Benny, Gyp the Blood and Owney Madden are a few of the gangster luminaries described, not to mention such female evildoers as Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat. Nor have the underworlds lesser lights been overlooked; for these pages are crowded with a host of gang warriors, pickpockets, tong leaders, murderers, politicians, gamblers, prostitutes, dive-keepers and a few would-be reformers. Mr. Asbury has created such a rich, factual background for this chronicle of crime and gangsterism that the book gains considerable stature as a revealing picture of New York Citys history through a century of frenzied growth and expansion. Whether you read it as such or merely for amusement, it is a swift, exciting experience.
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MrBook
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Replenishment for my #TrueCrime display 😁!

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

ljuliel I‘ve read the top 3. All good. 1mo
Lizpixie Half of these are currently on my #MountTBRStacksOfDoom 1mo
bookaholic1 Read the top three, my all time favorite True Crime writer is Anne Rule.( May she rest in peace). 1mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#Brown #colormepretty brownish books.Great story about the Encyclopedia of Wit and Wisdom.My mom and I were in an antiquarian bookstore, she remembered this book was on the mantle in her grandmas home , it must have been from the great grandmother as the publication date is 1877.So, she bought it for me .

LeahBergen So cool! 😍😍 5mo
DivineDiana How wonderful! ❤️ 4mo
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MariaW
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Since I‘m not living in Germany anymore, I always habe to stay with friends and family while I‘m visiting. Right now I‘m staying in an apartment in which they do THIS to books. I‘m pretty disappointed.
#herbertasbury #thegangsofnewyork #gangsofnewyork

julesG Whereabouts are you? The house in the background looks familiar. Could be somewhere I know. 1y
MariaW @julesG Leipzig 1y
julesG Ha, knew it. Wooden window frames and the house in the back... I haven't been for ages, though. Maybe because I hardly know anyone there anymore. Or rather I haven't met the people I know there for nearly 20 years and some have grown up to be pretty well known (like members of the German parliament). 1y
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Leftcoastzen
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#bookspines #oldcoolbooks I love old book spines ,they used to decorate them more in the pre dust jacket era.

AmyG I use them to decorate, too. Those are great. 2y
Linsy So true! These spines are lovely. 💖 2y
merelybookish Love these! 2y
DebinHawaii These are gorgeous! 💜 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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#NoteworthyNovember #criminals Ed Bunker was Mr. Blue in Reservoir Dogs, but was a career criminal from an early age ,he was 17 and the youngest to ever be an inmate in San Quentin.He started writing , stories and screenplays helped him take a new path.Education of a Felon is his amazing memoir.Gangs of New York, love the movie ,love the original book.Infamous Manhattan can be used as walking tour of crime scenes if you are so inclined.

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mydearwatson
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My pick for #godzilla. Godzilla brought destruction to the streets of Tokyo, and the gangs bought destruction to the streets of New York (at least in the movie...I clearly have not cracked open the book 😕).

#monstermadness2017 #day12

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓👻 2y
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CateKeesling
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First book of the year! First book of the #litsyatoz #abecedarian reading challenge! Let's go 2017!

BookishMarginalia Love the pic! 3y
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