Satan'S Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption and New York's Trial of the Century

Satan'S Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption and New York's Trial of the Century

By: Mike Dash (author)Paperback

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In "Satan's Circus" Mike Dash vividly opens up the world of 20th century New York, and tells the gripping story of Charley Becker's rise and fall, and the sensational murder trials that led to his gruesome death in the electric chair. With a cast of colourful characters, from Big Tim Sullivan, the election-rigging vice lord, to future President Theodore Roosevelt and beloved gangster Jack Zelig, "Satan's Circus" brings to life an almost-forgotten Gotham - a raucous, gaudy and utterly corrupt city.

About Author

Mike Dash is the author of five books, including the bestsellers Tulipomania and Batavia's Graveyard and the recent Thug, also published by Granta. A Cambridge educated historian, he lives in London.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847080646
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9781847080646
  • ISBN10: 1847080642

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