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Downtown My Manhattan

Hamill, Pete

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ISBN 10: 0316734519 / ISBN 13: 9780316734516
Published by Little Brown and Company, New York, 2004
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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hamil writes knowingly about the city he loves both past and present. not exactly a travel book but a book that could make afirst visit to the city more fun. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 017596

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Title: Downtown My Manhattan

Publisher: Little Brown and Company, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

A rich historical and personal portrait of Manhattan from the bestselling writer who is for many the living embodiment of the city.

Manhattan, the keystone of New York City, is a place of ghosts and buried memory. One can still see remnants of the British colony, the mansions of the robber barons, and the speakeasies of the 1920s. These are the places that have captivated the imaginations of writers for centuries. Now Pete Hamill brings his unique knowledge and deep love of the city to a New York chronicle like no other.

During his 40 years as a newspaperman, Pete Hamill has been getting to know Manhattans neighborhoods and inhabitants intimately, bearing witness to their greatest triumphs and tragedies. From the winding, bohemian streets of Greenwich Village to the seedy alleyways of the meatpacking district and to the weathered cobblestones of South Street Seaport, Hamill peels back the layers of history to reveal the citys past, present, and future.

More than just history or reporting, this is an elegy by a native son who has lived through some of New Yorks most historic moments, and who continues to call this magnificent, haunted city his home.

About the Author:

Pete Hamill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Drinking Life, Snow In August, and Forever. He has been editor-in-chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News. He lives in New York City.

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