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The Bloody Sixth

Joshua Brown: The Real Gangs of New York, 23 January 2003

The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld 
by Herbert Asbury.
Arrow, 366 pp., £6.99, January 2003, 0 09 943674 4
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Gangs of New York 
directed by Martin Scorsese.
December 2002
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... to Gilded Age and Progressive Era reformers, turn-of-the-century dime novelists and reporters, and Herbert Asbury, a lapsed Methodist Missourian turned New York reporter. Asbury’s The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, published in 1928, vigorously narrated an unbroken chain of ...

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