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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... book critic for JNew York, and the photography critic for The New Republic; and served as historical consultant for Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New 1ork.
As it happens, the “Bowery Boys” was a name that had graced a succession of Manhattan gangs going back to the eighteenth century, a fact that may indeed not ...
The gangs, often in the early days more fraternal than criminal in nature, threw their weight behind favored politicians and worked as enforcers and ...
... and even the Short Tail Gang, photographed under the Jackson Street pier from a police boat as they squat among a pile of tin cans, give anything but ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - kapheine - LibraryThing
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