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Historical Atlas of New York City, The: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History
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HISTORICAL ATLAS OF NEW YORK CITY, THE: A VISUAL CELEBRATION OF NEARLY 400 YEARS OF NEW YORK CITY'S HISTORY

PAPERBACK BY HOMBERGER, ERIC

£17.99

ISBN
9780805078428
IMPRINT
OWL BOOKS,U.S.
 
 
EDITION
NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
HENRY HOLT & COMPANY INC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUL 2005

DESCRIPTION

The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-colour maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopaedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This thoroughly updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including three all-new two-page spreads on Rudolph Giuliani's New York, the revival of Forty-second Street, and the rebuilding of Ground Zero. A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the handsome second edition of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.