Yesterday & Today Long Island

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Long Island: Yesterday & Today is a tribute to one of America's most beautiful and historic areas. In 192 pages of beautiful photography and fascinating stories, the book celebrates the splendor, innovation, and rich legacy of Long Island, New York. From Rockaway, the site of the world's first transatlantic flight, to Levittown, America's first suburb, to the stunning mansions and estates of the rich and famous in the Hamptons, Long Island is a unique area in the United ...

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Overview

Long Island: Yesterday & Today is a tribute to one of America's most beautiful and historic areas. In 192 pages of beautiful photography and fascinating stories, the book celebrates the splendor, innovation, and rich legacy of Long Island, New York. From Rockaway, the site of the world's first transatlantic flight, to Levittown, America's first suburb, to the stunning mansions and estates of the rich and famous in the Hamptons, Long Island is a unique area in the United States, as documented in Long Island: Yesterday & Today. Read about:
• Oheka Castle, a 127-room mansion in Cold Spring Harbor.
• The mansion ruins of the Gold Coast.
• Sagamore Hill, President Teddy Roosevelt's 23-room Oyster Bay residence.
• The bronze statue of Whisper, the Smithtown Bull.
• Jones Beach State Park.
• Amityville Horror, one of the country's most infamous haunted homes.
• Gardiner's Island.
• Montauk Point and the 110-foot-tall Montauk Lighthouse.

Filled with rare historical photographs and stunning modern photographs, Long Island: Yesterday & Today provides a panoramic view of this special region—its people, places, and history. It's a story that mirrors the birth and growth of a nation. The book is part of West Side Publishing's popular Yesterday & Today city series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605539010
  • Publisher: West Side Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/7/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary W. Wojtas is a veteran writer and editor about all things Long Island. His previous book about the region, 'Long Island: Reflections on a Miracle,' was published in 2005. Wojtas has written more than 2,000 articles about Long Island, its people and places, and is an award-winning editor and columnist for 'Long Island' Magazine.

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