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ISBN: 0374528993 / ISBN-13: 9780374528997

Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

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From opium dens to the Bowery's suicide saloons, this lively, learned work of outlaw urban history ushers readers through the dark heart of New York ... Show synopsis

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  • Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by Luc Sante

    Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

    Trade paperback, Farrar Straus Giroux
    2003
    English
    432 pages

    ISBN: 0374528993
    ISBN-13: 9780374528997

    Luc Sante's "Low Life "is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape. "Low Life "voyages through Manhattan from four different directions. Part One examines the actual topography of Manhattan ... Show more

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Reviews of Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

Overall customer rating: 5.000
ptofnyc

Great book!

by ptofnyc on Dec 17, 2009

Much more than the title suggests. Extremely well-written, many interesting details.

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