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Full Name: Herbert Asbury
(1889-1963) Writer, Reporter, Novelist. Herbert Asbury divided his time between two homes; one in New York City and the other in Canada Lake, New York.
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1889 (Unknown) County
Herbert Asbury was born in Farmington, Missouri on September 1, 1889. 
1963 New York County
Herbert Asbury died in New York City, New York on February 24, 1963 due to chronic lung problems he had suffered since being gassed in the first World War. 
1940 (Unknown) County
Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld
1933 (Unknown) County
The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld
(Pub: ISBN: 1-56025-408-4)
1928 (Unknown) County
The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld
Novel. Was adapted for a film version in 2002, directed by Martin Scorsese. 
1950 (Unknown) County
The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition
1926 (Unknown) County
Up From Methodism
1927 (Unknown) County
A Methodist Saint : The Life of Bishop Asbury
1927 (Unknown) County
The Devil of Pei-ling
1928 (Unknown) County
The Tick of the Clock
1928 (Unknown) County
Not at Night: A Collection of Weird Tales
1941 (Unknown) County
The Golden Flood: An Informal History of America's First Oil Field
(Pub: Alfred A. Knopf, New York. ISBN: )
1926 (Unknown) County
Asbury sells an article titled Hatrack to H.L. Mencken's magazine American Mercury. It delt with the story of a Farmington prostitute and was banned from sale in Boston. Mencken challenged this by selling a copy on the commons in the city and was arrested -- causing a great increase in sales for the magazine and fame for Asbury. 
1928 (Unknown) County
Worked as a reporter for several newspapers (such as the Atlanta Georgian, the New York Sun, the New York Herald, and the New York Tribune) until 1928. 
? Fulton County
Asbury owned a home in Canada Lake, New York. 

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