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Gotham

Author : Edwin G. Burrows
ISBN : 9780199729104
Genre : History
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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

Author : New York Times Theater Reviews
ISBN : 0415936977
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Survey Of Primary Processors In New York 1999

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ISBN : WISC:89076078070
Genre : Forest products
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The New York Times Film Reviews 1999 2000

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ISBN : 0415936969
Genre : Performing Arts
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From the Oscar-winning blockbustersAmerican BeautyandShakespeare in Loveto Sundance oddities likeAmerican MovieandThe Tao of Steve, to foreign films such asAll About My Mother, the latest volume in this popular series features a chronological collection of facsimiles of every film review and awards article published inThe New York Timesbetween January 1999 and December 2000. Includes a full index of personal names, titles, and corporate names. This collection is an invaluable resource for all libraries.

The National Municipal Gazetteer

Author : Henry G. McComb
ISBN : 1878684094
Genre : Municipal government
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Inside New York 1999

Author : Amy Du Bois Barnett
ISBN : 1892768003
Genre : Travel
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Whether moving to New York or just visiting Inside New York is the essential guide to this city of contradictions. And it is much more than just a guidebook. Inside New York is just what its title declares. It furnishes penetrating historical facts of the city, giving the reader a working perspective to this vast metropolis. Walk through neighborhoods, such as the Financial District, Chinatown, the Upper East Side, Chelsea and Queens. Discover resources and services available. Learn about NYC's politics, and NYC's media. With more than 1200 reviews, this guide gives the reader a multitude of options.

How East New York Became A Ghetto

Author : Walter Thabit
ISBN : 9780814784365
Genre : Political Science
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In response to the riots of the mid-‘60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York’s dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area. A clear-sighted, unflinching look at one ghetto community, How East New York Became a Ghetto provides insights and observations on the histories and fates of ghettos throughout the United States.

Documents Of The Senate Of The State Of New York

Author : New York (State). Legislature. Senate
ISBN : CORNELL:31924093481673
Genre : Government publications
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Vulgar Favors

Author : Maureen Orth
ISBN : 9780385334358
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides an in-depth report on gay serial murderer Andrew Cunanan and his cross-country killing spree in the spring and summer of 1997, and discusses why the police had such a difficult time tracking him down.

Documents Of The Assembly Of The State Of New York

Author : New York (State). Legislature. Assembly
ISBN : CORNELL:31924093413932
Genre : Government publications
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