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In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in more than a million dollars a day. There were so many heroin addicts buying from him on 116th Street that he claimed the Transit Authority had to change the bus routes to avoid them. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was also a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States and before his fall, when he was sentenced to seventy years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City.

In American Gangster, Mark Jacobson's captivating account of the life of Frank Lucas (the basis for the forthcoming major motion picture) joins other tales of New York City from the past thirty years. The collection features a number of Jacobson's most famous essays, as well as previous unpublished work and recent articles on 9/11 conspiracy theorists, America's #1 escort, and Harlem's own Charles Rangel, the new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

American Gangster is a vibrant, intoxicating, many-layered portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world, by one of the most acclaimed journalists of our time.

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"[The] riveting account of Lucas' rise and fall is reason enough to pick up the book, but Jacobson's other stories, spanning 30 years of NYC history, offer gripping reading as well. Whether covering the high life or lowlifes, Jacobson boasts a novelistic eye and muscular prose in the tradition of urban chroniclers like Joseph Mitchell, A. J. Liebling, and Pete Hamill. (A-)" Entertainment Weekly

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This collection features a number of the acclaimed journalists most famous essays — as well as previous unpublished work and recent articles — and presents a vibrant, intoxicating, many-layered portrait of New York, one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

About the Author

Marc Jacobson is the author of 2,000 Miles in the Nick of Time: A Semi-Dysfunctional Family Circumnavigates the Globe; Teenage Hipster in the Modern World; and the novels Gojiro and Everyone and No One. He has been a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Esquire, and New York.

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nmauriello, December 25, 2007 (view all comments by nmauriello)
I was a NYPD Detective working the Chinatown area and had the pleasure to meet Mark while he was writing his Village Voice articles about the Chinese Gangs. As detectives we were struggling in our attempts to control gang warfare. Mark's articles brought, to the public eye, what was going on in New York's Chinatown which proved to be a winner for the NYPD and the people of Chinatown. Resources began to pour in from all areas of law enforcement and the judicial system and we were able to get the cooperation of the Chinese community to turn the tide against the gangs. Thank you Mark Jacobson.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802143365
Author:
Jacobson, Mark
Publisher:
Grove Press
Foreword by:
Price, Richard
Foreword:
Price, Richard
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Organized crime -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

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Product details 288 pages Grove Press - English 9780802143365 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[The] riveting account of Lucas' rise and fall is reason enough to pick up the book, but Jacobson's other stories, spanning 30 years of NYC history, offer gripping reading as well. Whether covering the high life or lowlifes, Jacobson boasts a novelistic eye and muscular prose in the tradition of urban chroniclers like Joseph Mitchell, A. J. Liebling, and Pete Hamill. (A-)"
"Synopsis" by , This collection features a number of the acclaimed journalists most famous essays — as well as previous unpublished work and recent articles — and presents a vibrant, intoxicating, many-layered portrait of New York, one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
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