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Monk Eastman : the gangster who became a war hero

Author: Neil Hanson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Recounts the life and times of Old New York's most infamous gangster-cum-soldier as he made his way from the sooty streets and dingy saloons of the Lower East Side to the battlefields of the Western front"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Monk Eastman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Hanson
ISBN: 9780307266552 0307266559
OCLC Number: 503041968
Description: 395 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: A lot of little wars --
The hall of tears --
Blacker than a wolf's throat --
As a pool reflects the sky --
A modern Robin Hood --
The rogues' gallery --
The gangland code --
The wolf of Wall Street --
The battle of Rivington Street --
The tombs --
A Napoleon returned from Elba --
O'Ryan's roughnecks --
We only see old men and boys --
This realm of silence --
The Niagara of shells --
More than brothers --
The men must go forward --
A sort of sacrifice --
The Hindenburg line --
The Phanton Division --
Always shall we honor them --
The fighters that they were --
Victimless crimes --
Draped in black cloth --
The way things have changed.
Responsibility: Neil Hanson.
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"Recounts the life and times of Old New York's most infamous gangster-cum-soldier as he made his way from the sooty streets and dingy saloons of the Lower East Side to the battlefields of the Western front"--Jacket.

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