A Pickpocket's Tale

The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York

By Timothy J. Gilfoyle
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393061901, 460pp.)

Publication Date: August 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Meet George Appo, pickpocket, con man, mayor of underworld New York in the late 19th century. In Appo's world, child pickpockets swarmed the crowded streets, addicts drifted in furtive opium dens, and expert swindlers worked the lucrative green-goods game. 60 illustrations.
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