Summary Of The Gangs Of New York By Herbert Asbury

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The Gangs of New York is a book written by Herbert Asbury. It was first published in 1928, and features vivid storytelling of 19th century New York. This book is a treat to read for those interested in learning about New York and its most heinous tales. Herbert Asbury collects a tedious amount of information and compiles it beautifully. Most of the material in the book was taken from newspapers, magazines, police and court records, and also from interviews with criminals and police officials. The book features different infamous settings, such as, the Five Points district and the Bowery district, and also details the poverty and crime ridden people who live there. The book starts off by introducing the Five Points district, it explains the
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