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Five Points: The Nineteenth-Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum
3.94
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2002. It covers the same territory as Herbert Ashbury's Gangs of New York, only more scholarly, more contemporary, bu ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 19, 2009
 
The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
3.95
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“Any international effort to regulate clandestine international trade, whether of drugs, guns, or people, will be only as good as the least vigilant n ...more
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Aug 26, 2010
 
People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
3.74
it was amazing
Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly. -- Edward Albee, “The Zoo Story”

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Dec 25, 2012
 
Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber and the Invention of Criminal Profiling
3.95
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How much do you like to know about a book before you start it? The answer may tell you something significant, but not necessarily flattering, about yo ...more
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Feb 12, 2017