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|I||"The Miners Came in Forty-Nine"||3|
|II||Hounds and Harlots||32|
|III||The Sydney Ducks||49|
|IV||The Second Cleansing||75|
|V||"Where No Gentle Breezes Blow"||98|
|VI||The Bella Union||125|
|VII||The Chinese and the Hoodlums||138|
|VIII||The Slaves of Chinatown||165|
|IX||"God Help the Poor Sailor!"||198|
|XII||The End of the Barbary Coast||299|
Posted September 23, 2009
When I was reading The Barbary Coast, my great-great Grandfather's name, George Reuben came up. Asbury said he was a crimp. Claimed GG-G'ma Mary Reuben ran a boarding house. He had everything right about them except what they did. He confused them with George & Mary Roeben. G'pa Reuben owned a store on California St., Yankee Notions & Fine Goods. That error perpetuated through later histories. Asbury didn't care about the details, just the story. There are many errors in this book but it IS a great read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 30, 2006
My grandfather talked about correcting one mistake the author made in writing about my grandfathers brother. The author wrote, Ed Pincus' eye was gouged out in a fight. My grandfather said it was an accident.A friend was twirling a cane, and alas caught him in the eye.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2004
Great book can not say enough about this book .Anyone that loves history as I do will love this book. Well written smooth reading took me about two weeks to read. Great book cover looks nice in my library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 5, 2010
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