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The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290938

ISBN: 1560254947

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Home to the notorious Blue Book, which listed the names and addresses of every prostitute living in the city, New Orleans's infamous red-light district gained a reputation as one of the most raucous in the world. But the New Orleans underworld consisted of much more than the local bordellos. It was also well known as the early gambling capital of the United States, and sported one of the most violent records of street crime in the country. In The French Quarter, Herbert Asbury, author of The Gangs of ... View more info

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The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290939

ISBN: 1560254084

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Ink name on endpaper. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The history of the Barbary Coast properly begins with the gold rush to California in 1849. If the precious yellow metal hadn't been discovered ... the development of San Francisco's underworld in all likelihood would have been indistinguishable from that of any other large American city. Instead, owing almost entirely to the influx of gold-seekers and the horde of gamblers, thieves, harlots, politicians, and other felonious parasites who battened upon them, there arose a unique criminal district ... View more info

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

By: Asbury, Herbert; Borges, Jorge Luis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290937

ISBN: 1560252758

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 2001 Trade Paperback. xvi, 366 pp. 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... View more info

Image for The Bon Vivant's Companion, or, How to Mix Drinks [Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes, Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, etc., etc., etc., in Endless Variety.] [The Bar-Tender's Guide] [Bartender's]

The Bon Vivant's Companion, or, How to Mix Drinks [Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes, Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, etc., etc., etc., in Endless Variety.] [The Bar-Tender's Guide] [Bartender's]

By: Thomas, Jerry; Asbury, Herbert

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2287022

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Boards a bit soiled, small ink number stamp on rear free endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. li, [3], 169, [3] pp. 8vo. 1928 reissue of the famous 1862 original, considered the first American cocktail book, edited with a new introduction by Herbert Asbury (author of Gangs of New York, etc.). Jerry Thomas was the principal bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York City, and at the Planters' House in St. Paul. His work helped formalize and codify what until that point were recipes preserved by word of mouth and general reputation rather than a written system and the use of measurements.... View more info