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Historical Atlas of New York City A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's Hist

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ISBN-10: 0805060049

ISBN-13: 9780805060041

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Alice Hudson, Eric Homberger

List price: $22.00
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A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book A visual celebration of nearly 400 years of New York City's history. To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversay of Greater New York, what Alfred Kazin calls "a treasure of a book" is now a gorgeous paperback. The New York Times Book Review raved that The Historical Atlas of New York City "may be as close to a printed CD-ROM as paper can get." Now, this visual cornucopia of full-color maps, charts, photographs, and drawings covering four hundred years of the city's history is a trade paperback. Neighborhood by neighborhood, the Atlas takes the reader back through history, detailing such crucial events as the initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest and most powerful man in the city; Frederick Law Olmsted's design for Central Park; and the fascinating ethnic mix of modern Queens. For both history buffs and the twenty-five million people who visit New York each year, The Historical Atlas of New York City is the guide to America's first city.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 5/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.28" wide x 10.56" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Eric Homberger is reader in English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia.