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Tyler Anbinder has so thoroughly re-created Five Points that the stench of life there all but rises from its pages. -- New York Daily News
Tyler Anbinder is an Associate Professor of History at The George Washington University. His first book, Nativisim and Slavery, was also a New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Avery Craven Prize of the Organization of American Historians.
I like to read about history which can get boring at times, but not with Five Points. The book read like a movie. Read morePublished on July 13 2004
This book is facinating. "Gangs of New York" should of surely won over the escapest "Chicago". Especially in a time of war. Read morePublished on May 15 2003 by James E Hanlon
Five Points, lower Manhattan's most corrupt and dangerous neighborhood during the mid 1800's comes alive in this work. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003