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The Gangs Of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld By Herbert Asbury

The Gangs Of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld
by Herbert Asbury

The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs.

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The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs. Cobbled from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research, this is a powerful account of New York City's tumultuos past. 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 cult films like The Godfather.

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GOR000469842
The Gangs Of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld
Herbert Asbury
Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2003-01-02
384
0099436744
9780099436744
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