Friday, April 26, 2013

Asbury: 'Chronicler of Sin'


April 2013 Contents
Feature article

An informal biography of Herbert Asbury
America's 'Chief Chronicler of Sin'
By Thomas Hunt

"It has been fifty years since Herbert Asbury, journalist, editor and author, passed from this world at the age of seventy-three, leaving behind both a collection of regional crime histories that would fill a fair-sized bookshelf and a vast army of readers hungry for more. His works, published and republished over the years, often have been derided by the academics as 'popular' history. Asbury personally acknowledged the claim but clearly preferred the term 'informal history.'"

Twenty pages, including two and a half pages of notes and twelve photographs.



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