In this epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Burrows and Wallace have produced a monumental history of New York City--ranging from the Indian tribes that settled the island of Manna-hatta to the consolidation of the five boroughs into New York in 1898. 150 halftones. 15 maps.In this epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Burrows and Wallace have produced a monumental history of New York City--ranging from the Indian tribes that settled the island of Manna-hatta to the consolidation of the five boroughs into New York in 1898. 150 halftones. 15 maps.Read Less
New in fine dust jacket. NEW, Hardcover edition as pictured. ISBN 0195116348. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 1416 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. NEW, Hardcover edition as pictured. ISBN 0195116348
New in new dust jacket. Price clipped. Tight binding with clean text. New. D/j has slight wear along edges. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 1416 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation.
New. Gift quality, Fine. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. From Reed BI: "A tome matching the size of its subject, this doorstopper (the first of a two-volume history) more than justifies the 20 years Burrows and Wallace spent on it, not to mention the space it will take on the nightstands of New Yorkers actual, former, future and presumptive. Its massive size permits the inclusion of details, minor characters and anecdotes of everyday life that vibrantly communicate the city's genesis and evolution. The authors have synthesized histories from various perspectives: cultural, economic, political, etc. into a novelistic narrative, providing the context for stories of the diverse denizens who shaped the city. Both New York academics (Brooklyn College and CUNY, respectively), Burrows and Wallace have produced a historical work that merits the term "definitive" yet still manages to entertain. Underneath reasoned academic prose lies a populist bent, unflinching in relating ugly events and describing the unsavory behavior of prominent figures; in its original sense, "Gotham" denotes a town of tricksters and fools, and this book is full of both. Vague documentation may, on occasion, frustrate the academic reader, but such quibbles should be left to professional historians. The rest will read with pleasure and await the companion volume's promised appearance in the year 2000. 160 photos and linecuts and 15 maps"
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