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Herbert Asbury (1889–1963)

Author of The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld

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Herbert Asbury (1891-1963) was a prolific journalist and editor
— biography from Sucker's Progress: An Informal History of Gambling in America
The Aspirin Age, 1919-1941 (Contributor) 123 copies, 3 reviews
How to Mix Drinks or, the Bon-Vivant's Companion (Introduction) 118 copies, 11 reviews
Desert Island Decameron (Contributor) 54 copies
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (Contributor) 42 copies
Stories of Scarlet Women (Contributor) 4 copies
The Bathroom Reader (Contributor) 3 copies
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Herbert Asbury (September 1, 1889 – February 24, 1963) was an American journalist and writer who is best known for his true crime books detailing crime during the 19th and early 20th century such as Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld, The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld and The Gangs of New York. The Gangs of New York was later adapted for film as Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York (2002).
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