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"Here, as in New York itself, may be found everything and everyone."
-The New York Times Book Review,
"The best one volume history of the nation's largest city... Anyone interested in New York should begin with American Metropolis."
-David M. Reimers,Professor of History, New York University
"Writing a complete, detailed, readable history of New York City is a formidable task but George Lankevich has done it! His book is a valuable contribution to the study of our nation's greatest city."
-Selma Berrol,Professor Emerita, The City University of New York
|1||New Amsterdam Becomes New York||1|
|2||An English Town Becomes an American City||11|
|3||National Capital City||49|
|4||Building a Modern City||69|
|5||The Age of the Bosses||91|
|6||America's First Metropolis||112|
|7||Governing the World's Greatest City||138|
|8||The La Guardia Era||161|
|9||The Long Slide||181|
|10||Disaster and Rebirth||105|
|11||Contemporary New York||130|
|About the Author||173|