Manhattan: A Pictorial Souvenir


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Who could have dreamed, when Peter Minuit traded a few trinkets for Manhattan back in 1626, that this little island on the outer reaches of civilization would one day be the world's center of shipping, finance, theater, culture, architecture, and diplomacy? Through the tireless work and unbounded optimism of a few wealthy dreamers and a few million immigrant workers, this rocky, swampy islet at the mouth of the Hudson River was transformed into today's axis of world capitalism--a dazzling metropolis of soaring skyscrapers ...

Manhattan: A Pictorial Souvenir 1998, Crescent, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780517187623