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The Colossus of New York

The Colossus of New York

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Published by RB Large Print .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8373996M
ISBN 101402565356
ISBN 109781402565359
OCLC/WorldCa53887279

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Rich in anecdotes, it whisks listeners from colonial New Amsterdam through Manhattan's past, right up to post-9/11 New York. This energetic, wide-ranging, and often humorous book covers New York's most important historical moments but is always anchored in the city of today. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in-or spent time-in the greatest of American cities. A masterful evocation of the city that never sleeps, The Colossus of New York captures the city's inner and outer landscapes in a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories.

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