A Short and Remarkable History of New York City

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9780823219841: A Short and Remarkable History of New York City

NOW in its fifth Printing which includes the events of September 11, 2001.Selected by the American Association of University Presses as one of The Best of the Best from the University Presses.(2000)

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"Interesting fact-nuggets, beaded with lively commentaries and images, make for a handy, instructive, and entertaining time line of New York's history." -Mike Wallace, co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize

"This deft and delightful sprint through New York City's history is filled with key facts, remarkable curiosities, strong viewpoints and fabulous illustrations. The result is an irresistible compendium for Gotham mavens and newcomers alike." -Phillip Lopate, editor of Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Library of America)

"This book is a marvel and a municipal treasure." -Rickie Solinger, winner of the Organization of American Historians Lerner-Scott Prize

"This year-by-year chronicle offers the reader a mix of delightful vignettes, fascinating information, and engaging illustrations. This is a feast for any New York history buff." -Morris Dickstein, Director, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate School

"Finally, a short history of New York City, using the broad strokes of a simple chronology interspersed with social and cultural information. Fun!" -Ric Burns, director, NEW YORK: A Documentary Film

"A mind-opening chronicle of a city's history-exciting and imaginative." -Gitta Sereny, historian and biographer

"A smart and stylish highlight history of the world's greatest city." -John Jakes, author of the North and South Trilogy and American Dreams

"Excellent." -U. S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler

". . . brilliant and delightful. With unfailing deftness, Mushabac and Wigan's vignettes and classic illustrations give their lucky readers a concise, reliable, and comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the great city's history." -David C. Hammack, Haydn Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University; author of Power and Society: Greater New York at the Turn of the Century

About the Author:


Jane Mushabac has written a book on Herman Melville. Her work has appeared in the Village Voice and other periodicals, and she has been a Harvard University fellow. She is a professor at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. Angela Wigan has written book reviews for Time magazine and other publications. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Oral History Program.

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