Bronx, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2010
Author James Hannon will appear at the Museum of the American Gangster on December 16th, 2010 with a presentation on the Ducky Boys Gang. Mr. Hannon is becoming known for his current book entitled "Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang" - which details the all-too-human side of the terrifying Bronx gang of the early-1960s who were immortalized in Richard Price’s novel and 1979 movie “The Wanderers.”
The event, entitled “An Evening with the Ducky Boys Gang” will begin at 6pm on Thursday December 16th at the Museum of the American Gangster at 80 Saint Marks Place (off 1st Ave) in the Lower East Side section of New York City.
During the presentation, James Hannon and special guest, ex-Ducky Boy Kevin Byrne will give an introduction to the Ducky Boys Gang, read passages from the book, and answer questions from the audience. Following the presentation, Mr. Hannon and Mr. Byrne will remain on-hand to mingle with guests and sign books that will be available for sale. Guests will then be invited for a short tour of the museum.
Ticket price will be $15 at the door, which will cover the presentation and tour.
The Museum of the American Gangster does not romanticize or glorify criminality, but rather puts it in a historical context. The museum's goal is to objectively present the role that crime, gangs, and the mob have played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of the United States - from the American Revolution to the Cosa Nostra and five families of the Mafia. For more information on the Museum please visit http://museumoftheamericangangster.org.
“Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang” tells the story of the real-life flesh and blood gang behind the fictional monsters portrayed on-screen in 1979’s “The Wanderers.” Readers will see how a few 1960s kids became a gang of hundreds at their peak, and how growing up in the age of drugs, glue-sniffing, and war led to the destruction of many lives. Only their loyalty to each other got them through.
Some industry reviews:
Richard Price, Academy Award nominated screenwriter, and author of The Wanderers, writes, “I read this book in one sitting – It was GREAT”
Larry Kirwan, frontman for band Black 47, and author of Rockin’ the Bronx says, “This is essential reading for anyone who wishes to become familiar with the unique spirit of the Bronx. Rock on Ducky Boys!!!”
Steven Schindler, Author of Sewer Balls and From the Block says, “What James Hannon does is make some sense out of the myths and mystery of why these gangs behaved the way they did, and how they went about it. And as in most thoughtful and well researched projects, he demonstrates that the reality of the situation is infinitely more interesting and compelling than the made-up Hollywood version.”
Steve Samtur, editor for Back in the Bronx magazine writes, "Kudos to Mr. Hannon for his perseverance. His ability to forage for Ducky Boys after more than 40 years and finding them is remarkable. To get them to speak about their experience is testament to his tenacity."
James Hannon is the author of “Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang”, as well as the director of the 2004 documentary film “Out of Our Dens: The Richard and the Young Lions Story.” He grew up on East 196th Street and Briggs Avenue in the Fordham-Bedford neighborhood of the Bronx now known as Norwood. Little did he realize that almost twenty years before him, the real-life Ducky Boys were walking the same streets, attending the same schools, hanging out in the same schoolyards, and trying to figure out where the future would take them.
For more information on James Hannon or the Ducky Boys, please visit http://Lantern-Media.com or search for "Lost Boys of the Bronx" on Facebook to join the fan page.
Lost Boys of the Bronx – The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang
By James Hannon
Published by AuthorHouse, Aug, 2010
6x9 Paperback (978-1-4520-2054-9)
Available at AuthorHouse.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many online retailers.
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