They came by boat from a starving land--and by the Underground Railroad from Southern chains--seeking refuge in a crowded, filthy corner of hell at the bottom of a great metropolis. But in the terrible July of 1863, the poor and desperate of Paradise Alley would face a new catastrophe--as flames from the war that was tearing America in two reached out to set their city on fire.
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- Paperback | 676 pages
- 135 x 203 x 31mm | 564g
- 13 Dec 2013
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
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"Skillfully illuminates a little-known episode in this country's history."--Library Journal