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Author Biography: George Lankevich is Professor Emeritus at the Bronx Community College, CUNY. He has written more than thirty books and contributed essays to the Encyclopedia of New York City and the Encyclopedia Britannica. His most recent works are Postcards from Times Square and Postcards from Manhattan.
"Here, as in New York itself, may be found everything and everyone, from the first inept Dutch leader, William Verhulst, to the number of saloons in 1820, to the budget debacles of the 1970s."
-The New York Times Book Review,
"A splendid work of history that expands our understanding and appreciation of New York City . . . a concise, clear, and meaningful guidebook covering New York's long past."
-Journal of American History,
"Lankevich has done the near-impossible and packed almost four centuries of New York City into one slim history . . . a deft survey."
-New York History,
|1||New Amsterdam Becomes New York||1|
|2||An English Town Becomes an American City||22|
|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||162|
|9||The Long Slide||181|
|10||Disaster and Rebirth||205|
|11||Contemporary New York||230|
|About the Author||277|
Posted April 14, 2010
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