Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront


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Picador USA
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Nathan Ward, who was an editor with American Heritage, has written for The New York Times and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, not far from the Red Hook piers. He is the author of Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront and The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett.


"Meticulous reporting, a keen eye for detail, and an elegant writing style...terrific." --Jonathan Eig, The New York Times Book Review

"True crime done right, sharply researched and written with an economy of language...as atmospheric as a two a.m. stroll down the wharf on a late October night." --Allen Bara, The Daily Beast

"Brilliant." --New York magazine

"Riveting." --New York Post

"This gritty examination of the corrupt New York City waterfront...has all of the local color, rich detail, and notorious gangland figures of Elia Kazan's film masterpiece, On the Waterfront. Extremely valuable to all interested in twentieth-century New York City." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Nathan Ward's elegant and affectionate visit to gangster New York in the 1940s is excellent true crime and true histroy. Dark Harbor goes on the shelf next to Joseph Mitchell and A.J. Liebling." --Alan Furst, author of Night Soldiers

"Carefully researched, Nathan Ward's Dark Harbor nonetheless reads as if it were ripped from the day's headlines. Here is the real--and fascinating--story of the waterfront." --Kevin Baker, author of Strivers Row

"True-crime and film fans alike will be engrossed by Ward's street-savvy research into the original waterfront." --Gilbert Taylor, Booklist