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Devil's Mile: The Rich, Gritty History of the Bowery by Alice Sparberg Alexiou - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250021380
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 24th, 2018

Sure, bums lived there, but first came the Dutch, the English, the Irish and German, Jewish, Italian, and Chinese. There were estates, theaters, tenements, whorehouses, swindlers, crooked pols, pimps, and drug dealers. Punk debuted there, the final sordid surge before another Bowery transformation into a glittery, pricey destination where bums are not welcome. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


They're Off!: Horse Racing at Saratoga by Edward Hotaling - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780815603504
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Published: Syracuse University Press - July 1st, 1995

Spirited, fast-paced history of America's oldest track. Hotaling weaves stories of horses, jockeys, and owners with the community's broader history that has largely embraced horse racing while alternately celebrating, shunning, and criminalizing other forms of gambling. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey by Brien Bouyea - Book Review

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Published: History Press - April 4th, 2016

Possessing brute strength, indomitable will, and indefatigable energy, John Morrissey demolishes all comers in street gangs, the boxing ring, and politics. His signature achievement, the Saratoga Racecourse, stands today as the oldest sporting venue in the United States. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Black Hand by Stephan Talty - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544633384
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 25th, 2017

At the beginning of the 20th century, Italians in New York City, many of them recently arrived immigrants, were terrorized, extorted, and oftentimes murdered by an illusive criminal organization known as the Black Hand. Joseph Petrosino was one of the very few law enforcement officials who possessed the courage to confront the deadly menace. This is the true story of one man's determination to help his adopted country and restore honor to the name of the people of his ancestry. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War by Vernon Benjamin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781590200797
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Published: Abrams Press - June 4th, 2014

Encyclopedic history stretching from prehistoric eras through 1865. Benjamin's scholarship illuminates extraordinarily diverse topics, including the Valley's significance during the Revolutionary War, the slow, staggered abolition of slavery, juicy and narrow-minded political intrigues, and agriculture, religion, architecture, literature, monetary policy, and the Valley's role in Manifest Destiny. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Saratoga Lost: Images of Victorian America by Robert Joki - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781883789152
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Published: Black Dome Press - May 1st, 1998

Hundreds of fascinating 19th Century photographs display the popular mineral springs, palatial hotels, and lush Victorian splendor of Saratoga Springs. Insightful text reveals the unique circumstances that molded an opulently picturesque, but now lost, Saratoga. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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