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


Author Herbert Asbury

Format Paperback

Publisher Thunder's Mouth Press

Category United States History

Published to coincide with the release of Martin Scorsese's film, Gangs of New York, starring Leonard DiCaprio, 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.


Herbert Asbury

Additional Info

  • Release Date: 2001-10-10
  • Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781560252757
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