Two 5-star reviews for Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Famous Murders, Riots, Disasters, and Crooked Politicians – New York City – 1834 – 1938.”
5.0 out of 5 stars and Crooked Politicians – New York City – 1834 – 1938″ by Joe Bruno is a “must-have” for all readers interested in New York City September 26, 2014
By N. Schnidman
“Famous Murders, Riots, Disasters, and Crooked Politicians – New York City – 1834 – 1938” by Joe Bruno is a “must-have” for all readers interested in New York City history or anyone who loves to read riveting tales of the seedy under-belly that gave birth to one of the greatest cities in the world.
Told with unflinching realism and historical accuracy by someone who was raised on the streets he writes about, the novel covers everything from some of the most grizzly murders in American history to such terrifying and devastating disasters as the “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire” that changed American labor laws all over the country.
The author of other New York City based titles, such as, Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 and 2 and Find Big Fat Fanny Fast: The Biggest Mafia Killer Ever!, Joe Bruno is a wonderful writer who does extensive research into his subjects, writes with great clarity and loves his topics.
Highly enjoyable, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves history, New York City and just plain great stories.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Another great book by Mr Bruno. I find it amazing how Joe makes you feel like you lived in that time period. I remember back in high school and in history class the subject of Tammany Hall and boss Tweed were discussed. They showed a big round table with Tweed in the middle and pointing to the guy on his right and left and blaming them for the trouble NYC was in with crime. At that time I wasn’t fully aware of how the city was overrun with crooks, thieves, and just illegal activities. I now love the era and read everything I can covering the time period. Thanks Joe.