Murder, Vice, Police Corruption and New York's Trial of the Century
By (author) Mike Dash
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Satans Circus by Mike Dash
Book DescriptionIn "Satan's Circus" Mike Dash vividly opens up the world of 20th century New York, and tells the gripping story of Charley Becker's rise and fall, and the sensational murder trials that led to his gruesome death in the electric chair. With a cast of colourful characters, from Big Tim Sullivan, the election-rigging vice lord, to future President Theodore Roosevelt and beloved gangster Jack Zelig, "Satan's Circus" brings to life an almost-forgotten Gotham - a raucous, gaudy and utterly corrupt city.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847080646
(198mm x 129mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mike Dash
First Family, Paperback / softback (August 2010)
Using previously untapped Secret Service archives, prison records, and interviews with surviving family members, Dash presents the gripping story of the birth of the Italian Mafia in America, and brings to life the remarkable villains and unusual heroes of the Mafia's early years.
Tulipomania, Paperback (April 2010)
'A fascinating exploration of human greed and self-delusion and also a tribute to our ageless search for beauty' DEBORAH MOGGACH.
Batavia's Graveyard, Paperback (April 2003)
The true story of the mad heretic who led history's bloodiest mutiny - 'An adult version of LORD OF THE FLIES that is, moreover, entirely true' Evening Standard
Borderlands, Paperback / softback (November 2000)» View all books by Mike Dash
Making the most of his privileged access to the latest case files and the most up-to-date research, Dash gets to the heart of the some of the world's most perplexing enigmas, including the Roswell incident, the Loch Ness monster, spontaneous human combustion, red rain, and much more. 8 pages of photos.
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Author Biography - Mike Dash
Mike Dash is the author of five books, including the bestsellers Tulipomania and Batavia's Graveyard and the recent Thug, also published by Granta. A Cambridge educated historian, he lives in London.
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