Herbert Asbury

Newsman and author (1889-1963). Wrote “true crime” books about the American underworld of the early 20th century, whose topics centered on gangs and gambling, including The Gangs of New York and its sequel. [groups search] [wikipedia] [official site]

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an annotated walk down the bowery in lower manhattan (long)


First published on March 3rd, 2009 at 4:03 pm