The Resource American gangster and other tales of New York, (ebook)

American gangster and other tales of New York, (ebook)

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American gangster and other tales of New York
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American gangster and other tales of New York
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Language
eng
Summary
In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in over a million dollars a day. So many heroin addicts were buying from him on 116th Street that he claimed the Transit Authority changed the bus routes to avoid them. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States and, before being 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 The collection features a number of Jacobson's most famous essays, as well as previous unpublished work and recent articles on 9/11 conspiracy theorists, America's #1 escort, and Harlem's own Charles Rangel, the new chairman of the House Ways and Means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, many-layered portrait of the most fascinating city in the world, by one of the most acclaimed journalists of our time
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Midwest
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Jacobson, Mark
Dewey number
974.7/1043
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Lucas, Frank
  • Gangsters
  • African American criminals
  • New York (N.Y.)
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adult
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American gangster and other tales of New York, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781555846558
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11842570
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remote
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11842570
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MWT11842570
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
American gangster and other tales of New York, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781555846558
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11842570
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842570
System control number
MWT11842570
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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