The Real Gangs of New York

The Real Gangs of New York

by Wallace Edwards
     
 

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The subject of a classic history by Herbert Asbury and an Academy Award nominated film by Martin Scorsese, the gangs of The Five Points in New York have become the stuff of legend. But how much is legend and how much is fact?

In this short book we examine the original gangs of the Five Points in New York and see how accurate the film was (spoiler alert: not

Overview

The subject of a classic history by Herbert Asbury and an Academy Award nominated film by Martin Scorsese, the gangs of The Five Points in New York have become the stuff of legend. But how much is legend and how much is fact?

In this short book we examine the original gangs of the Five Points in New York and see how accurate the film was (spoiler alert: not very) and what Asbury may have gotten wrong in his original research on this era. From the Bowery Boys to the Dead Rabbits, we look at the gangs that operated not just in the Five Points, but also those who wanted a piece of the action there and engaged in gang wars that would leave even modern thugs quivering in their boots!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148686644
Publisher:
Absolute Crime
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
455,717
File size:
198 KB

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