As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York-from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Paul Auster, and James Baldwin, among many others-but also the most revealing essays by politicians, philosophers, city planners, social critics, visitors, immigrants, journalists, and historians. The anthology begins with an account of Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609 and ...

Empire City: New York Through the Centuries 2005, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231109093

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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries 2002, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231109086

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