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The Resource The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation, Rich Cohen

The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation, Rich Cohen

Label
The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation
Title
The last pirate of New York
Title remainder
a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation
Statement of responsibility
Rich Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Documents the story of underworld legend Albert Hicks, chronicling his mid-nineteenth-century crime spree and the plot gone wrong that culminated in an onboard massacre and manhunt in 1860 Coney Island
  • "The story of Albert Hicks, the most notorious criminal on the New York waterfront, unfolded in the course of three bloody months in the summer before the Civil War. There was a massacre, a flight, a manhunt, and a trial, all of which kept the nation riveted and remade Hicks, the last pirate of New York, into a celebrated antihero. Handsome and charismatic, Hicks had long been known in the dive bars and gin joints of the Five Points, the most dangerous neighborhood in maritime Manhattan. For years, he operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime, working on the water in ships, sleeping in the nickel-a-night flops, drinking in barrooms where rat-baiting and bear-baiting were great entertainments. His criminal career reached its peak in 1860, when he was hired, under an alias, as a hand on an oyster sloop. His plan was to rob the ship and flee, disappearing into the teeming streets of lower Manhattan, as he'd done numerous times before, eventually finding his way back to his nearsighted Irish immigrant wife (who, like him, had been disowned by her family) and their infant son. But the plan went awry--the ship was found listing and unmanned in the foggy straits of Coney Island--and the voyage that was to enrich him instead led to his last desperate flight. Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure, from his humble origins to the wild, globe-crossing, bacchanalian crime spree that forged his ruthlessness and his reputation, to his ultimate incarnation as a demon who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off 14th Street."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Rich
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.H4527
LC item number
C64 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hicks, Albert W
  • Murder
  • Criminals
  • Pirates
Label
The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation, Rich Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Once upon a time -- The ghost ship --The shore line -- The trial -- The confession -- The execution -- Burial and resurrection
Control code
on1060178002
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780399589928
Lccn
2018049488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060178002
Label
The last pirate of New York : a ghost ship, a killer, and the birth of a gangster nation, Rich Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-235)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Once upon a time -- The ghost ship --The shore line -- The trial -- The confession -- The execution -- Burial and resurrection
Control code
on1060178002
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9780399589928
Lccn
2018049488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060178002

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