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The Resource The Heroic Gangster : the Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back

The Heroic Gangster : the Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back

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The Heroic Gangster : the Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back
Title
The Heroic Gangster
Title remainder
the Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back
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Neil Hanson
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Language
eng
Summary
This tells the true story of the notorious New York City gang leader who became a hero in World War I. Monk Eastman was born in 1873 to a respectable New York family-but he soon took a different path. By the age of eighteen, he was running the streets of Lower Manhattan, first as a bouncer and later as a gang leader who led an army of two thousand criminals. He was one of the most powerful men in the city. That all changed when he was sentenced to ten years at Sing Sing and lost his territory. By the time he got out, he had few prospects and few skills except his natural guts and courage. He joined the New York National Guard-going from king of the streets to a lowly private. Against all belief, Monk quickly proved himself when his division went to the front lines during the trench warfare of World War I. He came back to New York a hero and was given a governor's pardon. Finally, he was back on top. But would he truly be able to leave his past behind? In a true story, Neil Hanson colorfully details the history of Monk Eastman, New York, and a pivotal point in our country's history
Summary
Traces the life and contributions of the feared gang leader in lower Manhattan who served a ten-year sentence in Sing Sing, before he joined the National Guard and risked his life for his fellow soldiers
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10193182
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Midwest
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Hanson, Neil
Dewey number
364.1092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Eastman, Monk
  • United States
  • Gangsters
  • Criminals
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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the story of Monk Eastman, from the streets of New York to the battlefields of Europe and back
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The Heroic Gangster : the Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12198272
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781628735994
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT12198272
Specific material designation
remote
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12198272
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Heroic Gangster : the Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12198272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628735994
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12198272
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12198272
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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