Nonfiction Book DiscussionMonday November 9, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Discussion
Date / Time:
Monday Nov 9, 2020
The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen
Albert Hicks was a feared, shadowy figure of the New York underworld in the mid-1800s. Handsome and charismatic, he was known to frequent 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.
Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure for the first time, from his humble origins to his incarnation as a demon who terrorized the Five Points and became the gangster most feared by other gangsters, at a time when pirates anchored off of 14th street. Please register to receive the GoToMeeting virtual meeting link.
Limited copies of the book are available compliments of the Friends of the Library . Library copies will also be available for checkout and downloadable ebook and audiobook versions are on Overdrive.
Location: GoToMeeting virtual meeting
to go to the Voorheesville Public Library