Author:Asbury, Herbert; Borges, Jorge Luis

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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