Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8 mar. 2016 - 464 pagini
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.
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... the surrounding area was far from settled even by the time of the Civil War. Maps of the period optimistically show the grid plan covering the island, ...
This traffic was such by the Civil War that police patrols were sent in to “unblock” the flow during business hours, and crossing between the “shilling” ...
... at least—began inching along Broadway after the Revolution, had reached the area around Spring Street just before the Civil War, and thereafter clocked ...
... mass opposition variously to aristocratic reformers, to English actors, and to enforced conscription in the Civil War is a partial and misleading truth.
... before and after World War I. Sixth Avenue northeast of the Village acquired a reputation not long after the Civil War as a competitor to the Bowery.
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There were a handful of interesting parts, but a lot of it turned into a laundry list of names. Once I decided to start skipping over parts that went too far down into details I started enjoying it a little more. Citiți recenzia completă
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It took me much longer than it should have to finish this book, because I was constantly putting it down to look up people on Wikipedia or to track down referenced books on Project Gutenberg or ... Citiți recenzia completă