About this title: From the author of "A Diary of the Century" comes an entertaining history of the great metropolis, now in paperback. The irresistibe narrative focuses on the significant events and individuals that have shaped New York over the decades. Ellis's everyman prose captures the ebullience and vivacity of the great city, the flavor of its streets and parks, and the excitement that makes Gotham a magnet for millions every year.
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