The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]

By: Herbert Asbury

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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.

Title: The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]

Author Name: Herbert Asbury

Categories: U.S.A., Underworld, Gangs & Organised Crime,

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 0099436744

ISBN Number 13: 9780099436744

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: B-format

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 000987