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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Vice drew me, but I could also trace the ruinous course of its effects, and note the political and economic forces that sustained it, and know who profited from it. This book is thus an expression of love and hate, as is appropriate for ...
These social clubs may have begun idly enough, but nearly always acquired political significance. The gangs, often in the early days more fraternal than criminal in nature, threw their weight behind favored politicians and worked as ...
In the late nineteenth century, the Germans were probably the single most powerful minority in the city, establishing a strong network of political clubs, fraternal organizations, Männerchors, Turnvereins, and a substantial press, ...
... 1915: An East Side there was in those hardy times, and it was still virginal to settlement-workers, sociological cranks, impertinent reformers, self-advertising politicians, billionaire socialists, and the ubiquitous newspaperman.
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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