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Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

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Publisher Comments:

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 City in the years between 1840 and 1919. "A systematic, well-researched historical account of . . . corruption, vice, and miscellaneous mayhem . . . well-crafted and tightly written. Boston Globe. 63 photographs.

Review:

"(The author's) mastery of detail makes the opening chapters on Manhattan's landscape his strongest. Sante is a gifted writer about architecture and urban space." Christine Stansell, The New Republic

Review:

"Low Life captures the rollicking atmosphere of city life during the period. In his first book, Mr. Sante, a freelance journalist, moves along swiftly, rarely bogging down in numbers, chronologies or social history." Hanna Rubin, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante, who speaks with all the authority of an eyewitness....A rich delight. And for hapless New Yorkers who find themselves worn down by the present-day chaos of their city, Sante provides a strangely heartening reminder that nothing much has changed." Kirkus Reviews

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-371) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679738763
Subtitle:
(lures and snares of old New York )
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Sante, Luc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Marginality, Social
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Marginality, Social -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Manhattan
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Edition Description:
1st Vintage Departures ed.
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
1992
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
xxii, 414 p.
Dimensions:
7.99x5.23x.98 in. .99 lbs.

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Product details xxii, 414 p. pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679738763 Reviews:
"Review" by , "(The author's) mastery of detail makes the opening chapters on Manhattan's landscape his strongest. Sante is a gifted writer about architecture and urban space."
"Review" by , "Low Life captures the rollicking atmosphere of city life during the period. In his first book, Mr. Sante, a freelance journalist, moves along swiftly, rarely bogging down in numbers, chronologies or social history."
"Review" by , "A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante, who speaks with all the authority of an eyewitness....A rich delight. And for hapless New Yorkers who find themselves worn down by the present-day chaos of their city, Sante provides a strangely heartening reminder that nothing much has changed."
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