FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX "Low life" Book tells about the story of New York's lower east side, circa 1840-1920 and is written by Luc Sante.
FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX "Low life" Book can bring to life a culture of the streets that continue to form a silent influence. Book can explain about the personal histories of criminals, prostitutes, losers and swindlers.
Title: "Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York"
Author: Luc Sante
Subject: History of the Americas
Number of pages: 460
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 1/24/2003, edition: 1st
Size: 8.21"H x 6.03"W x 1.39"D
Includes black & white illustrations throughout
Book is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity
Book provides an arresting and entertaining view of what New York was actually like in its salad days
One of the most provocative books about urban life ever written--an evocation of the mythology of the quintessential modern metropplois, which has much to say not only about New York's past but about the present and future of all cities
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