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Asbury, Herbert 1891-1963

Overview
Works: 60 works in 399 publications in 9 languages and 10,309 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Crime films  Historical films  Gangster films  Biography  Controversial literature  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV6439.U7, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Herbert Asbury
 
Most widely held works by Herbert Asbury
The gangs of New York : an informal history of the underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

101 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,878 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 )

50 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,337 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 )

48 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informal history of the San Francisco underworld
The great illusion : an informal history of prohibition by Herbert Asbury( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gem of the prairie, an informal history of the Chicago underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1940 and 1986 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sucker's progress : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to Canfield by Herbert Asbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 583 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
The gangs of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 454 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
Carry Nation by Herbert Asbury( Book )

8 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Methodist saint; the life of Bishop Asbury by Herbert Asbury( Book )

11 editions published between 1927 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All around the town by Herbert Asbury( Book )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2003 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Pennsylvania's oil towns
Ye olde fire laddies by Herbert Asbury( Book )

7 editions published between 1930 and 1933 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gangs of New York by Cameron Diaz( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1840 in New York, dat overspoelt wordt door Ierse immigranten, ziet Amsterdam Vallon dat zijn vader leider van een Ierse bende vermoord wordt door William Cutting, leider van The Natives. Vijftien jaar later zint hij op wraak
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 56 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not at night! by Herbert Asbury( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 29 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

The underworld of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworld by Herbert Asbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1941 and 1961 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up from Methodism by Herbert Asbury( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1967 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1926, Herbert Asbury, great-great-nephew of Francis Asbury, the first American Bishop of the Methodist Church, submitted a chapter of his profane work-in-progress, an almost spiteful memoir of his boyhood in Farmington, Missouri to H.L. Mencken's American Mercury magazine. Mencken published "Hatrack," the story of the town prostitute. The Mercury was then banned in Boston at the incitement of the New England Watch and Ward Society as "bad, vile, raw stuff," and Mencken was arrested for selling copies on Boston Common." "In its restrained, but unrelenting attack on religious bigotry, irrationality, and hypocrisy, Up From Methodism retains its transgressive power today. In his mocking humor and plain-spun language, used to evoke a bygone South suffocating in its fear of pleasure and damnation, Asbury reveals his debt to another son of Missouri, Mark Twain."--Jacket
 
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The gangs of New York : an informal history of the underworld
Alternative Names
Herbert Asbury American journalist

Herbert Asbury Amerikaans schrijver (1889-1963)

Herbert Asbury journaliste américain

Herbert Asbury US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

アズベリー, ハーバート

ハーバート・アシュベリー

赫伯特·阿斯伯里

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The French quarter; an informal history of the New Orleans underworldThe Barbary coast; an informal history of the San Francisco underworldGem of the prairie, an informal history of the Chicago underworldSucker's progress : an informal history of gambling in America from the colonies to CanfieldThe gangs of Chicago : an informal history of the Chicago underworldA Methodist saint; the life of Bishop AsburyAll around the townThe gangs of San Francisco : an informal history of the Barbary Coast underworldThe gangs of New Orleans : an informal history of the French Quarter underworld