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Description - The Gangs Of New York by Herbert Asbury

Life in mid-19 century New York was tough, and violence and corruption were rife. Nowhere was tougher or more violent than the Bowery and the Five Points area. Two gangs, the Dead Rabbits and the Native Americans, were locked in a seemingly endless battle for supremacy. Amsterdam Vallon, son of the Rabbits' murdered leader, is seeking vengeance for his father's death at the hands of Bill 'The Butcher', head of the Native Americans who are in cahoots with a deeply corrupt Tammany Hall... ANGS OF NEW YORK has long been a cult book. It is now the latest major film from Martin Scorsese.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099436744
ISBN-10: 0099436744
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Herbert Asbury

Herbert Asbury was born into a strictly Methodist family in Missouri in 1889. His pious background and his subsequent rejection of Methodism greatly influenced both his philosophy of life and his career as reporter and author. Indeed, many of his books deal with the darker, seamier side of American life. He died in 1963 of chronic lung problems, the legacy of a gas-attack in France during the first World War.

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