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 Bowery was the forum of the slums, the strand where bodies spilling forth from the tightly packed blocks to the east and south could collect.
Its leading feature, the elevated railroad, was torn down in 1955, and the raffish blocks of saloons and cigar stores have been razed.
East and south of the German area lay the Hungarian, which snaked around the lower-numbered streets and the waterfront blocks as high as the Dry Dock ...
Within a few blocks of each other could be found establishments purveying the whole range of gambling possibilities, from dollar stuss to six-figure ...
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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LOW LIFE: Lures and Snares of Old New YorkComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority ... Citiți recenzia completă
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I am a huge fan of historical writing, especially social history. I care about the broader political context that informs most history, but I also really want to know about the little things, too ... Citiți recenzia completă