Sarah Henry Editor
André Deutsch, London, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Urban Design
11.8 x 10.6 x 1.1 inches, hardcover, 124 pages
ISBN: 9780233003313
Suggested Retail Price: $39.95

From the Publisher. Manhattan. Gotham. The Big Apple. New York's influence has stretched far beyond its city limits and into every corner of finance, art, and popular culture around the world. Now it finally has a biography big enough to match. Created in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York, this hands-on history concisely and entertainingly traces the city's evolution from pristine wilderness to great metropolis. Organized both thematically and chronologically, the book brings the city's incredible story to life through approximately 20 facsimile documents--diary extracts, immigration papers, maps, newspaper clippings, playbills, letters, and posters highlighting the vibrant life of the city that never sleeps.

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Wendy Goodman

This book gives you a wonderful sense of New York’s history—how it evolved and all the special places in the city that aren’t here any more. Helps you realize that there was a time when New York was one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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