New York Extra compiles hundreds of original newspaper articles, many that will never be seen elsewhere, that brilliantly capture the vibrant history of this ever-changing city. Beginning in 1693, when William Bradford's broadside recounts a speech made by Governor Benjamin Fletcher regarding "Their Majesties Province of New-York," this collection covers all the way up to the 1939 World's Fair, the single happy event that was to grace this tumultuous and heartbreaking year - the year that saw not only the end of the Great Depression, but the descent of darkness that came with the start of the second World War.
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NEW YORK EXTRA is a great book for someone interested in NYC history, and would also be good for some minor research. What is also very interesting (for the NYC history buff) are the stories that are also on the front pages, not related to the 'big' headline, such as those dealing with politics, police arrests, fires, as well as the 'want ads' of the day. I'm not a buyer of so-called 'coffee table' books, but this one was well worth it.