by Kevin Baker
HarperCollins Publishers, 2002, [First Edition, Stated], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0060195827
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'At the height of the Civil War, what begins with strong words and a few broken bottles will, over the course of five days, escalate into the worst urban conflagration in American history. Hundreds of thousands of poor Irish immigrants smoulder with resentment against a war and a president that have cost them so many of their young men. When word spreads through New York's immigrant wards that a military draft is about to be implemented - a draft from which any rich man's son with $300 can by an exemption - trouble begins to spill into the streets.'