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Asbury, Herbert 1891-1963

Overview
Works: 94 works in 499 publications in 10 languages and 10,349 library holdings
Genres: History  True crime stories  Biographies  Controversial literature  Fiction  Paranormal fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Cookbooks  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV6439.U7, 364.106097471
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The gangs of New York : an informal history of the underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

78 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 2,460 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 )

61 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,346 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 )

46 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 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
The great illusion; an informal history of prohibition by Herbert Asbury( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Recommended.""--Library Journal. Written by the bestselling author of The Gangs of New York, this wide-ranging survey of the Prohibition era is populated by bootleggers, gangsters, and corrupt police as well as such reformers as Frances E. Willard
Sucker's progress : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield by Herbert Asbury( Book )

14 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 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
A Methodist saint; the life of Bishop Asbury by Herbert Asbury( Book )

10 editions published between 1927 and 2000 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of [the author's] illustrious relative, Bishop Francis Asbury, the founder of the Methodist Church in America, its first bishop, its directing hand and almost sole proprietor for half a century, the father of Prohibition, and one of the most extraordinary figures in early American history. This account seeks to explain him as a human being as well as in his more saintly role. -- Publisher (back cover)
Carry Nation by Herbert Asbury( Book )

6 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All around the town by Herbert Asbury( Book )

8 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Gangs of New York" returns with a second volume of tales from Gotham's underworld
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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Pennsylvania's oil towns
The gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in English and French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour through a now unrecognizable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence cobbled as Luc Sante has written, "from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research". Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the Mafia and its depiction in films like The Godfather
Gangs de Nueva York : bandas y bandidos de la Gran Manzana, 1800-1925 by Herbert Asbury( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines New York's gangs of the nineteenth century and charts their influence on the underworld in the twentieth century
Ye olde fire laddies by Herbert Asbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1930 and 1933 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bon vivant's companion : or, How to mix drinks by Jerry Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1928 and 1934 in English and held by 75 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 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gangs of San Francisco : an informal history of the Barbary Coast underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herbert Asbury, author of The Gangs of New York and The Gangs of Chicago, turns his attention to chronicle the seedy underworld of San Francisco, from its gold-rush glories to its subterranean opium dens. Houses of ill-repute play host to shanghaied sailors, and the Chinese tong wars rage around the city. San Francisco's historic past is here brought to life in all its scintillating and infamous glory"--Publisher's description
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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gambling on the Western rivers by Herbert Asbury( )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not at night! by Herbert Asbury( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil of Pei-Ling by Herbert Asbury( Book )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The French quarter; an informal history of the New Orleans underworldThe Barbary coast; an informal history of the San Francisco underworldThe gangs of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworldThe great illusion; an informal history of prohibitionSucker's progress : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to CanfieldA Methodist saint; the life of Bishop AsburyThe gangs of New YorkGangs de Nueva York : bandas y bandidos de la Gran Manzana, 1800-1925
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Herbert Asbury American journalist

Herbert Asbury Amerikaans schrijver (1889-1963)

Herbert Asbury eskritor merikano

Herbert Asbury iriseoir Meiriceánach

Herbert Asbury journaliste américain

Herbert Asbury periodista estadounidense

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Herbert Asbury US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

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