A Short and Remarkable History of New York Cityby Jane Mushabac, Angela Wigan
A Short and Remarkable History of New York City tells how New Yorkers behaved and misbehaved, what they wore, how they hawked their cakes/i>
With close to 1,500 entries on a fast-paced timeline, and with illustrations from the collections of The Museum of the City of New York, this informative book tells the history of the past five centuries in New York City.
A Short and Remarkable History of New York City tells how New Yorkers behaved and misbehaved, what they wore, how they hawked their cakes and hot corn, built their windmills and subways, became very rich or were desperately poor, were brutalized or exalted. It tells about the City's celebrations, where Captain Kidd went to church, when baseball became the "New York game," and how vast numbers of people came here, changed the City, and were changed themselves.
A Short and Remarkable History of New York City can be read as a story, used for reference, or browsed for fun.
Mike Wallace, co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize
Phillip Lopate, editor of Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Library of America)
Rickie Solinger, winner of the Organization of American Historians Lerner-Scott Prize
Morris Dickstein, Director, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate School
Gitta Sereny, historian and biographer
John Jakes, author of the North and South Trilogy and American Dreams
U. S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler
David C. Hammack, Haydn Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University; author of Power and Society: Greater New York at the Turn of the Century
Great urban reading.-Where New York
This deft and deligtful sprint through New York City's history is filled with key facts, remarkable curiosities, strong viewpoints and fabulous illustrations. The result is an irresistible compendium for Gotham mavens and newcomers alike.Phillip Lopate
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Meet the Author
Jane Mushabac has written a book on Herman Melville. Her work has appeared in the Village Voice and other periodicals, and she has been a Harvard University fellow. She is a professor at New York City College of Technology, CUNY.
Angela Wigan has written book reviews for Time magazine and other publications. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Oral History Program.
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