Dead on Arrival in Manhattan: Stories of Unnatural Demise from the Past Century

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With more than one million people crammed into just over twenty-two square miles, Manhattan Island is a petri dish for the study of humanity. From murder and suicide to fatal accidents, death takes myriad forms among the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps. With the city always a hotbed of mob activity, gangsters have left victims of hits throughout the city. The boom and bust of Wall Street often resulted in tragic economic desperation. The soaring heights of Manhattan’s skyscrapers provided for macabre incidents of New Yorkers falling out of windows—or perhaps mysteriously pushed. Pulling from the pages of New York’s heyday of newspapers, author Lawrence R. Samuel reveals the lurid and vivid details of Gotham’s deadly past.
ISBN: 9781467147262
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Images: 41
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Lawrence R. Samuel is the founder of AmeriCulture, a Miami- and New York City–based consultancy dedicated to thought leadership relating to the past, present and future of American culture. He holds a PhD in American studies and an MA in English from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in marketing from the University of Georgia and was a Smithsonian Institution Fellow. Larry writes the Psychology Yesterday, Boomers 3.0 and Future Trends blogs for His previous books include The End of the Innocence: The 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair (2007), New York City 1964: A Cultural History (2014) and Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave (2019).
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