American gangster: and other tales of New York

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In the 1970s, Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in over a million dollars a day. So many heroin addicts were buying from him on 116th Street that he claimed the Transit Authority changed the bus routes to avoid them. He lived a glamorous life, hobnobbing with athletes, musicians, and politicians, but Lucas was a ruthless gangster. He was notorious for using the coffins of dead GIs to smuggle heroin into the United States and, before being sentenced to seventy years in prison, he played a major role in the near death of New York City. In American Gangster, Mark Jacobson's captivating account of the life of Frank Lucas (the basis for the forthcoming major motion picture) joins other tales of New York City from the past thirty years. The collection features a number of Jacobson's most famous essays, as well as previous unpublished work and recent articles on 9/11 conspiracy theorists, America's #1 escort, and Harlem's own Charles Rangel, the new chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. American Gangster is a vibrant, many-layered portrait of the most fascinating city in the world, by one of the most acclaimed journalists of our time.
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subject_facet Crime -- New York (State) -- New York, Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York, Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, New York (N.Y.), New York (N.Y.) -- Biography, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Anecdotes
title_display American gangster : and other tales of New York
title_full American Gangster and Other Tales of New York, American gangster : and other tales of New York / Mark Jacobson ; foreword by Richard Price, American gangster [electronic resource] : and other tales of New York / Mark Jacobson
title_short American gangster :
title_sub and other tales of New York
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction