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ISBN: 0786714360 / ISBN-13: 9780786714360

The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History

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    by Edward Robb Ellis

    The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History

    Trade paperback, Basic Books (AZ)
    2004
    English
    640 pages

    ISBN: 0786714360
    ISBN-13: 9780786714360

    In swift, witty chapters that flawlessly capture the pace and character of New York City, acclaimed diarist Edward Robb Ellis presents his masterpiece: a thorough, and thoroughly readable, history of America's largest metropolis. Ellis narrates some of the most significant events of the past three hundred years and more--the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's fatal duel, the formation of the League of Nations, the Great Depression--from the perspective of the city that experienced, and ... Show more

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Frank734
by Frank734 on Oct 15, 2009

Delightful, breezy and informative. If you are a New York City History buff you won't be able to put it down.

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