From the Publisher
A smart and stylish highlight history of the world's greatest city.-John Jakes
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
Tells the story of New York City and its people. Some 1,500 entries on a fast-paced timeline recount the history of the past five centuries of the city, from early Indian society to recent immigration trends. B&w photos and illustrations from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York show how New Yorkers behaved and misbehaved, what they wore, and how they built their windmills and subways. The author is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
New York Times Book Review
Jane Mushabac and Angela Wigan tell the city's story in nearly 1,500 entries on a fast paced time-line.
Where New York
Great urban reading.
Interesting fact-nuggets, beaded with lively commentaries and images, make for a handy, instructive, and entertaining time line of New York's
Mike Wallace, co-author of Gotham: A History of New
York City to 1898, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize
This deft and delightful 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, editor of Writing New York: A
Literary Anthology (Library of America)
This book is a marvel and a municipal treasure.
Rickie Solinger, winner of the Organization of American Historians Lerner-Scott Prize
This year-by-year chronicle offers the reader a mix of delightful vignettes, fascinating information, and engaging illustrations. This is a feast for any New
York history buff.
Morris Dickstein, Director, Center for the
Humanities, CUNY Graduate School
Finally, a short history of New York City, using the broad strokes of a simple chronology interspersed with social and cultural information. Fun!
-Ric Burns, director, NEW YORK: A Documentary Film
A mind-opening chronicle of a city's history-exciting and imaginative.
Gitta Sereny, historian and biographer
A smart and stylish highlight history of the world's greatest city.
John Jakes, author of the North and South Trilogy and American Dreams
U. S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler
David C. Hammack
. . . brilliant and delightful. With unfailing deftness, Mushabac and Wigan's vignettes and classic illustrations give their lucky readers a concise,
reliable, and comprehensive introduction to every
aspect of the great city's history.
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