There is a tendency to look at the present and assume , we have it bad, there is so much crime. This book is something of an antidote to that . Read morePublished 7 months ago by JAK
An interesting history of New York's gangland culture, as well as a history of the city itself... I found it to be a very quick read.Published 10 months ago by Rich D in Ventura CA
Found the New York history quite interesting. The writing is in my opinion not that great.
Enjoyed the movie so much more.
Due to when this book was written there are tons of words as well as descriptions that are lost on current readers as the terminology is gone from our language. Read morePublished 18 months ago by louis Yellin
'The Gangs of New York' is a pastiche of what seems like hundreds of little stories involving thousands of thugs that plagued New York from about 1820 until 1920. Read morePublished 19 months ago by lazza
Really cannot remember when I have been so bored
hundreds of meaningless names and places and events which are quickly forgotten
neither dramatic nor entertaining just a... Read more
Still reading it, but it's extremely interesting. I saw the movie which was great, but wanted to find out more about the "Five Corners" history.Published 22 months ago by Patricia Payne
An enjoyable account of early New York's growing pains. Well researched and an important piece of urban history. Gangs of London has done a similar job in the UK. Gangs of London. Read morePublished 22 months ago by B. McDonald