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New York City Gangland, by Arthur Nash 

 

Throughout the United States, no single major metropolitan area is more closely connected to organized crime's rapid ascendancy on a national scale than New York City.  In 1920, upon the advent of Prohibition, Gotham's shadowy underworld began evolving from strictly regional and often rag-tag street gangs into a sophisticated worldwide syndicate that was--like the chocolate egg crème--incubated within the confines of its five boroughs.  In 2006, Arthur Nash introduced "MADE In America," the first public exhibition addressing gangland's enduring impact on our nation's pop culture.  Here he presents an unparalleled collection of rarely circulated images, many appearing exclusively courtesy of law enforcement sources, in addition to the private albums of indigenous racketeering figures such as Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Al "Scarface" Capone, Joe "The Boss" Masseria, "Crazy" Joe Gallo, and John Gotti.  


Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.    

Price: $21.00

 

New York City Skyscrapers,  by Richard Panchyk  


New York City Skyscrapers celebrates the numerous awe-inspiring buildings that have made New York the skyscraper capital of the world.  This book traces the history of New York's tallest structures from the late 19th century, when church spires ruled the skyline, through the 20th century, when a succession of amazing buildings soared to new heights.  From the Flatiron and Woolworth Buildings to the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, the skyscrapers of New York have long captured the imagination of people around the world.  Using vintage postcards culled from his extensive collection, author Richard Panchykhe offers a closer look at the fascinating history of New York City's incredible skyscrapers. 
 
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.    
Price: $21.00