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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... when the police were engaged in making preemptive arrests in the wake of Chicago's Haymarket Riot. Itinerant banco swindlers still, amazingly, ...
... the drug, the game, the whore, the crook, the cop, the politician, the sky pilot, the tourist, the orphan, the nomad, the beatnik, the riot, the night.
... it came perilously close a number of times: the anti-Abolitionist riots of 1834, the Astor Place Theater riot of 1849, the Draft Riots of ...
Race riots began in the 1870s and culminated in the cataclysmic riots of 1901, when battles ranged throughout the blocks between Twenty-fifth and ...
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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