New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham

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Basic Books, Apr 10, 2012 - History - 424 pages
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The complete history of New York as a military target, from the Indian attacks on Henry Hudson in 1609 through 9/11 and beyond, showing how the Empire City and its inhabitants have been fundamentally shaped by war.

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User Review  - PhyllisHarrison - LibraryThing

"New York at War" by Steven Jaffe spans the years from 1609 to 2001, the colonial wars to 9/11. It is crammed with information but reads more like an extended news article than a book and this raises ... Read full review

NEW YORK AT WAR: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Military history of America's greatest city.Jaffe (Who Were the Founding Fathers?: Two Hundred Years of Reinventing American History, 1996), a historian attached to the South Street Seaport Museum and ... Read full review


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Steven H. Jaffe is a writer and historian specializing in the history of New York City. Jaffe has worked at the Center for Jewish History in New York City, the New-York Historical Society (where he served as Senior Project Historian), and the South Street Seaport Museum. Jaffe graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and obtained his doctoral degree in history from Harvard University. His work has been published in The New-York Journal of American History, Seaport: New YorkÕs History Magazine, and in Kenneth T. JacksonÕs (ed.) Encyclopedia of New York City. Jaffe lives in Maplewood, NJ with his wife and two sons.

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