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Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations The Veil Lifted, and Light Thrown on Crime and its Causes, and Criminals and their Haunts. Facts and Disclosures.   By: (1849-1926)

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In "Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations: The Veil Lifted, and Light Thrown on Crime and its Causes, and Criminals and their Haunts. Facts and Disclosures." Abraham H. Hummel delves into the underbelly of a metropolis, painting a vivid picture of a city's hidden crimes and the complex network of criminals operating within its confines.

Hummel's meticulous research and extensive knowledge of his subject matter are evident throughout the book. Drawing on his own experiences working as a lawyer in the city, Hummel brings a unique perspective to his narrative. He crafts a compelling account of the various criminal activities plaguing the city, ranging from organized crime to petty theft, prostitution, and corruption.

One of the book's strengths lies in its ability to delve deep into the social and economic factors that contribute to crime. Hummel masterfully explores the city's dark underbelly, shedding light on the root causes of criminal behavior and how societal circumstances push individuals towards a life of crime. He delves into the impact of poverty, lack of education, and the lure of quick wealth, painting a nuanced picture of the forces that drive individuals into the arms of criminality.

Furthermore, Hummel's writing style is engaging and immersive, making the reader feel like they are delving into the depths of the city alongside him. His narrative is filled with vivid descriptions, bringing to life the colorful characters that inhabit this underworld. From the back alleys to the opulent establishments, Hummel leaves no stone unturned as he exposes the reader to the city's criminal landscape.

However, at times, the book can be overwhelming with its extensive detailing of various criminal cases. While this level of detail may resonate with true crime enthusiasts, casual readers may find themselves becoming lost among the multitude of characters and their intertwined stories. Additionally, the book's dense prose and occasional repetitive nature may deter some readers seeking a quicker pace.

Despite these minor shortcomings, "Danger!" stands as an essential chronicle of a city's criminal history. Hummel's tireless research and dedication shine through, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the hidden world that lurks beneath the surface of a great metropolis. This book serves as a reminder that behind the glittering facade of a city, dangers lurk, and understanding their roots can be crucial for societal change.

First Page:

DANGER!

A TRUE HISTORY OF A GREAT CITY'S

WILES AND TEMPTATIONS

THE VEIL LIFTED, AND LIGHT THROWN ON

CRIME AND ITS CAUSES,

AND

CRIMINALS AND THEIR HAUNTS.

FACTS AND DISCLOSURES

BY

HOWE & HUMMEL.

BUFFALO: THE COURIER COMPANY, PRINTERS. 1886

(Scanned by someone at Lehigh University, OCRed/proofread/formatted by DIzzIE, Carriage return mule: Gaz, Direct all correspondence to DIzzIE, xcon0 @t yahoo d0.t c.0m

Copy text page scans available at: www.dizzy.ws/dangerscans.zip and www.rorta.net/textfiles/dangerscans.zip)

PREFACE.

It may not be amiss to remark, in explanation of the startling and sensational title chosen for this production, that logic has not yet succeeded in framing a title page which shall clearly indicate the nature of a book. The greatest adepts have frequently taken refuge in some fortuitous word, which has served their purpose better than the best results of their analysis. So it was in the present case. "DANGER!" is a thrilling and warning word, suggestive of the locomotive headlight, and especially applicable to the subject matter of the following pages, in which the crimes of a great city are dissected and exposed from the arcanum or confessional of what we may be pardoned for designating the best known criminal law offices in America... Continue reading book >>




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