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Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations

By: William F. Howe and Abraham H. Hummel
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations," written by Howe and Hummel, is a riveting and incisive look at the darker side of city life. This essay, published in the late nineteenth century, dives into the complexities of a bustling metropolis, giving light on the moral issues, legal complications, and human weaknesses that occur in such settings. Howe and Hummel look into a variety of narratives and stories that demonstrate the charm and perils of city living. They investigate the seductions and temptations that might lead people astray, whether through illegal activity, financial difficulties, or personal flaws. The book provides a detailed picture of how a great city's underbelly operates. "Danger!" reveals the urban living's manipulations, schemes, and legal complexity through fascinating storytelling and keen analysis. It looks into the techniques used by unscrupulous persons to exploit the unwary and highlights the difficulties experienced by those who navigate the city's perilous paths.

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William F. Howe and Abraham H. Hummel

Howe and Hummel was a New York City legal practice that was well-known in the latter part of the nineteenth century for its active involvement in the world of crime and corruption. William F. Howe (1828 - September 2, 1902), the firm's senior partner, was a corpulent UK-born and later naturalized American trial lawyer who had served 18 months in jail in Britain for false representation and was suspected of having a more extensive criminal record. Prosecuted in 1874 through a pair of white slavers, William and Adelaide Beaumont, "whoever maintained that they had in some way been cheated by their partners," Howe's history was thoroughly investigated through the Beaumonts' attorney, Thomas Dunphy. Dunphy urged Howe to explain to the jury why he had left England.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 184Pages
  • ISBN-10:935932115X
  • ISBN-13:9789359321158
  • Item Weight: 276g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.4mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : True Crime / General