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The Gangs Of San Francisco
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  • Published: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099455127
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99

The Gangs Of San Francisco


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The fourth book in the bestselling Gangs of... series, by the author of THE GANGS OF NEW YORK, this time chronicling the criminal underbelly of early 20th-century San Francisco

Herbert Asbury, author of THE GANGS OF NEW YORK and THE GANGS OF CHICAGO, turns his attention to chronicle the seedy action of San Francisco history; from its gold-rush glories to its subterranean opium dens. Houses of ill-repute slink alongside shanghaied sailors, and the tong wars. San Francisco's historic past is brought back to life in all it's scintillating glory.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099455127
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Herbert Asbury

Herbert Asbury was born into a strictly Methodist family in Missouri in 1889. His pious background and his subsequent rejection of Methodism greatly influenced both his philosophy of life and his career as reporter and author. Indeed, many of his books deal with the darker, seamier side of American life. He died in 1963 of chronic lung problems, the legacy of a gas-attack in France during the first World War.

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