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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—Sally S. Eckhoff, Village Voice Literary Supplement “A systematic, well-researched historical account of drinking, drugging, whoring, murder, corruption, vice and miscellaneous mayhem in late-19th- and early-20th-century New York City ...
This project would never have gotten under way without the early enthusiasm and skills of John Herman and Mark Polizotti; my debt to them is enormous. My research was made possible with the patient and knowledgeable assistance of the ...
Its time span covers the roughly eighty years of the city's adolescence and early adulthood: from about 1840, when New York began to be transformed by railroads, tenements, and other accoutrements of the modern city, until 1919, ...
In the early 1980s the economic mirage of the Reagan Administration changed everything, bringing in a pestilence of speculators, developers, profiteers of all sorts, as well as a whole new breed of go-getters whose like had not been ...
The breakup of the big family estates in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has left both names—Rutgers, Delancey, Lispenard, Stuyvesant—and lumps of right-angled blocks that abruptly cut each other off at Division ...
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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. Citește 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 ... Citește recenzia completă