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Asbury, Herbert 1891-1963

Overview
Works: 74 works in 417 publications in 9 languages and 10,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Crime films  Historical films  Gangster films  Biography  Controversial literature  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV6439.U7, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Herbert Asbury
 
Most widely held works by Herbert Asbury
The gangs of New York : an informal history of the underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

66 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in English and held by 2,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines New York's gangs of the nineteenth century and charts their influence on the underworld in the twentieth century
The French quarter; an informal history of the New Orleans underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

53 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Home to the notorious "Blue Book," which indexed the names and addresses of every prostitute living in the city, New Orleans' infamous red light district gained a reputation as one of the most raucous in the world. But New Orleans' underworld consisted of much more than the local bordellos. It was also well known as the early gambling capital of the U.S., and sported one of the most violent records of street crime in the country. In The French Quarter, Herbert Asbury details the immense underbelly of "The Big Easy," from the murderous exploits of Mary Jane "Bricktop" Jackson and Bridget Fury, two notorious prostitutes whose fits of violent rage were legendary, to the revolutionary "filibusters;" soldiers-of-fortune, who, backed by hundreds of thousands of dollars of public support, (but without governmental approval) undertook military missions to take over the bordering Spanish regions in Texas."--Jacket
The Barbary coast; an informal history of the San Francisco underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

38 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informal history of the San Francisco underworld
The great illusion : an informal history of prohibition by Herbert Asbury( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gem of the prairie, an informal history of the Chicago underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1940 and 1986 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sucker's progress : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield by Herbert Asbury( Book )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gangs of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

7 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Chicago's golden age of crime climaxes with a dramatic account of the careers of the "biggest of the Big Shots": Big Jim Colosimo, Terrible Johnny Torrio, and the elusive Al Capone. The perfect companion to "The Gangs of New York, " now being made into a major Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Carry Nation by Herbert Asbury( Book )

8 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Methodist saint; the life of Bishop Asbury by Herbert Asbury( Book )

10 editions published between 1927 and 2000 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury( Book )

37 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Asbury presents here a vivid and startling account of New York gangdom from its beginning in Revolutionary times to comparatively recent days. Here are the stories of the great gangs which terrorized the city and at times menaced its very existence{u2014}from the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits to the Gophers and the Eastmans. Kid Dropper, Dopey Benny, Gyp the Blood and Owney Madden are a few of the gangster luminaries described, not to mention such female evildoers as Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat. Nor have the underworld{u2019}s lesser lights been overlooked; for these pages are crowded with a host of gang warriors, pickpockets, tong leaders, murderers, politicians, gamblers, prostitutes, dive-keepers and a few would-be reformers. Mr. Asbury has created such a rich, factual background for this chronicle of crime and gangsterism that the book gains considerable stature as a revealing picture of New York City{u2019}s history through a century of frenzied growth and expansion. Whether you read it as such or merely for amusement, it is a swift, exciting experience
All around the town by Herbert Asbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the immediate sequel to The Gangs of New York, Herbert Asbury expands his purview beyond the Five Corners into a wonderful and surprising history of the whole city of New York. All Around the Town brings to authentic life a memorable range of characters, grifters, murderers and madmen. From?The Sawing-Off of Manhattan Island? to?The Wickedest Man in New York? to?The Flour Riot of 1837,? these twenty-three lively and accessible accounts make for top-notch, eccentric popular history as told by a master
The golden flood, an informal history of America's first oil field by Herbert Asbury( Book )

5 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Pennsylvania's oil towns
Ye olde fire laddies by Herbert Asbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1930 and 1933 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sucker's progress : an informal history of gambling in America by Herbert Asbury( Book )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Midwestern Riverboats to East Coast Racetracks, Herbert Asbury explores the legal and illegal history of gambling in pre-WWII America. Describing notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans, as well as lesser-known outposts in cities like Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio, Asbury examines the gambling houses, big and small, which peppered the American landscape. Also represented are the lives of some of America's most famous gamblers, including Mike McDonald, John Morrissey, and Richard Canfield, as well as their infamous counterparts like "Canada Bill" and "Charley Black Eyes," men who made their names as grifters and con men. Asbury also explores the games these men played, describing the rules and origins of dozens of dice and card games. From $1 lottery tickets to thousand dollar poker antes, America's love of gambling thrives today, but it was during Asbury's era that gambling was established as an American passion."--Jacket
The bon vivant's companion ; or, How to mix drinks by Jerry Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1928 and 1934 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breathless moment; the world's most sensational news photos by Philip Van Doren Stern( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gangs of New Orleans : an informal history of the French Quarter underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1840 in New York, dat overspoelt wordt door Ierse immigranten, ziet Amsterdam Vallon dat zijn vader leider van een Ierse bende vermoord wordt door William Cutting, leider van The Natives. Vijftien jaar later zint hij op wraak
The Barbary coast by Herbert Asbury( Book )

7 editions published between 1934 and 1957 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tick of the clock by Herbert Asbury( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 1935 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The gangs of New York : an informal history of the underworld
Alternative Names
Herbert Asbury American journalist

Herbert Asbury Amerikaans schrijver (1889-1963)

Herbert Asbury journaliste américain

Herbert Asbury US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

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The French quarter; an informal history of the New Orleans underworldThe Barbary coast; an informal history of the San Francisco underworldGem of the prairie, an informal history of the Chicago underworldThe gangs of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworldA Methodist saint; the life of Bishop AsburyThe gangs of New YorkAll around the townSucker's progress : an informal history of gambling in AmericaThe gangs of New Orleans : an informal history of the French Quarter underworld