By Timothy J. Gilfoyle
"A outstanding tale."—Chicago Tribune
In George Appo's international, baby pickpockets swarmed the crowded streets, addicts drifted in furtive opium dens, and specialist swindlers labored the profitable green-goods video game. On an exceptional evening Appo made up to a talented laborer made in a yr. undesirable nights left him with greater than a dozen scars and over a decade in prisons from the Tombs and Sing Sing to the Matteawan country clinic for the Criminally Insane, the place he reunited with one other inmate, his father. the kid of Irish and chinese language immigrants, Appo grew up within the infamous 5 issues and Chinatown neighborhoods. He rose as an exemplar of the "good fellow," a felony who depended on wile, who a code of loyalty even in his global of deception. here's the underworld of the hot York that gave us Edith Wharton, Boss Tweed, critical Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York by Timothy J. Gilfoyle