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Bad Seeds in the Big Apple: Bandits, Killers, and Chaos in New York City, 1920-1940 Patrick Downey

Bad Seeds in the Big Apple: Bandits, Killers, and Chaos in New York City, 1920-1940

Patrick Downey

Published
ISBN : 9781581826463
Hardcover
301 pages
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Bad Seeds in the Big Apple is the first book to profile New York Citys notorious bandits, gunmen, and desperados of the Prohibition and Depression eras. While numerous books have been written on the citys organized-crime scene, this book completesMoreBad Seeds in the Big Apple is the first book to profile New York Citys notorious bandits, gunmen, and desperados of the Prohibition and Depression eras. While numerous books have been written on the citys organized-crime scene, this book completes the picture by introducing readers to infamous New Yorkers such as Richard Reese Whittemore, leader of a gang of jewel thieves- extortion queen Vivian Gordon- bandit and Sing Sing escapee James Nannery- Al Stern and his gang of kidnappers, the men behind the ill-fated 1926 Tombs Prison break- the marauders behind the 1934 Rubel Ice Plant armored car robbery- and dozens of other law breakers who have never before been covered in book form. Patrick Downey also includes a fresh look at a few characters of the era who have received individual book-length treatments.