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Unashamedly nostalgic and compulsively readable, The Way We Were series does exactly what the title suggests: It recaptures what life was like in each place covered in years gone byparticularly between the 1920s and 1970s.
These books remind readers of the past through a rare collection of evocative photographs and the deft words of a knowledgeable writer. After a general introduction that sets the scene, six chapters cover all aspects of the state: its main attractions, infrastructure, home life, leisure activities, sportsand the harder-to-categorize qualities that make each place special.
A perfect gift for those who live or have lived in a particular state or region, as well as visitors, this new series provides a fascinating selection of images that will bring back memories of the past.
About the Author
Marcia Reiss is the author of many books, including New York Then and Now, Manhattan in Photographs, Architecture in Detail: New York; Brooklyn Then and Now, and a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods. As a top administrator in city government and nonprofit organizations, she worked on plans for redeveloping the New York City waterfront. She also taught at Columbia University and Hunter College, and was a reporter for the Brooklyn Phoenix. She lives in upstate New York.