Devil s Mile

Written By Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Devil s Mile
  • Publsiher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 24 July 2018
  • ISBN : 1250022819
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Devil s Mile written by Alice Sparberg Alexiou which was release on 24 July 2018, this book published by St. Martin's Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The New York Times Book Review: "Alexiou guides us through this checkered history with gusto." Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it all brimming to life here in the story of the Bowery, the most notorious street in America." A fascinating cultural history of New York City's Bowery, from the author of The Flatiron. The Bowery was a synonym for despair throughout most of the 20th century. The very name evoked visuals of drunken bums passed out on the sidewalk, and New Yorkers nicknamed it “Satan’s Highway,” “The Mile of Hell,” and “The Street of Forgotten Men.” For years the little businesses along the Bowery—stationers, dry goods sellers, jewelers, hatters—periodically asked the city to change the street’s name. To have a Bowery address, they claimed, was hurting them; people did not want to venture there. But when New York exploded into real estate frenzy in the 1990s, developers discovered the Bowery. They rushed in and began tearing down. Today, Whole Foods, hipster night spots, and expensive lofts have replaced the old flophouses and dive bars, and the bad old Bowery no longer exists. In Devil’s Mile, Alice Sparberg Alexiou tells the story of The Bowery, starting with its origins, when forests covered the surrounding area, and through the pre-Civil War years, when country estates of wealthy New Yorkers lined this thoroughfare. She then describes The Bowery’s deterioration in stunning detail, starting in the post-bellum years. She ends her historical exploration of this famed street in the present, bearing witness as the old Bowery buildings, and the memories associated with them, are disappearing.

Devil s Mile

Devil s Mile
  • Author : Alice Sparberg Alexiou
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-24
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1250022819
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Summary : The New York Times Book Review: "Alexiou guides us through this checkered history with gusto." Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it all brimming to life here in the story of the Bowery, the ...

The Devil s Half Mile

The Devil s Half Mile
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  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1250022819
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Summary : Golden Hill and The Alienist meet Gangs of New York in this sweeping historical crime drama set in 18th century New York. New York, 1799: Justy Flanagan, lawyer, soldier, policeman, has returned to his native city, bloodied and battered after fighting in the Irish Rebellion against the English. Determined to hunt ...

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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1250022819
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  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Total pages : 140
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  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-10-26
  • Total pages : 66
  • ISBN : 1250022819
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