The Historical Atlas of New York City, Second Edition: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History
A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book
The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new
The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, 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-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic 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.
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The historical atlas of New York City: a visual celebration of nearly 400 years of New York City's historyUser Review - Douglas Lord - Book Verdict
An app that captures the pure awesomeness of NYC information here would *sell*! Though Homberger offers "the usual" kind of ho-hum history-e.g., that the British settled near the East River-there are ... Read full review
The Historical Atlas of New York City, Second Edition : A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's HistoryUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Homberger (American studies, Univ. of East Anglia; Mrs. Astor's New York ), the author of several period histories of New York City, has revised and updated the original 1994 edition of this unique ... Read full review
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