The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History

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Basic Books, 21 դեկ, 2004 թ. - 640 էջ
In swift, witty chapters that flawlessly capture the pace and character of New York City, acclaimed diarist Edward Robb Ellis presents his masterpiece: a thorough, and thoroughly readable, history of America's largest metropolis. Ellis narrates some of the most significant events of the past three hundred years and more—the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's fatal duel, the formation of the League of Nations, the Great Depression—from the perspective of the city that experienced, and influenced, them all. Throughout, he infuses his account with the strange and delightful anecdotes that a less charming tour guide might omit, from the story of the city's first, block-long subway to that of the blizzard of 1888 that turned Macy's into one big slumber party. Playful yet authoritative, comprehensive yet intimate, The Epic of New York City confirms the words of its own epigraph, spoken by Oswald Spengler: "World history is city history," particularly when that city is the Big Apple.
 

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Ellis's 1966 volume chronicles several centuries of New York City history. The story covers everything from riots, scandals, and dirty politics to the construction of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn ... Read full review

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LJ's reviewer praised Ellis's 1966 epic for its "easy narrative flow, its comprehensible scope...its impressive bibliography." The text is chock-full of interesting tidbits about New York City from ... Read full review

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Manhattan Is Discovered
11
First Settlers Arrive
23
Peter Stuyvesant Takes Command
41
The English Name It New York
71
The Leisler Rebellion
86
Pirates Infest New York
100
Of Queesting and Fribbles
115
The Peter Zenger Trial
122
Creation of the Statue of Liberty
384
The Blizzard of 1888
393
New Yorks First Skyscraper
405
Ellis Island Opens
416
The Reverend Parkhurst Samples Vice
423
Hearst Wages War
440
Creation of Greater New York
450
Opening of the Twentieth Century
456

The City Goes Mad
129
Duel for Empire
138
Revolutionary War
157
The Doctors Riot
176
The Capital of the Nation
184
The HamiltonBurr Duel
193
John Jacob Astor Fools the President
206
Sawing Off Manhattan Island
215
The Gangs of New York
230
Down With Foreigners
247
The Astor Place Riot
255
Slavery and Abolitionism
266
The Police Riot
276
The Tweed Scandals
327
Thomas Edison Lights the City
358
Building Brooklyn Bridge
369
Metropolitan Opera House Opens
377
The General Slocum Disaster
468
Colonel House and Woodrow Wilson
478
The Triangle Fire
489
The League of Nations Opens on Broadway
497
Wall Street Is Bombed
513
The Wall Street Crash
523
The Great Depression
531
The Jimmy Walker Scandals
540
Fiorello LaGuardia Becomes Mayor
549
Nazis Plan to Bomb New York
557
William ODwyer Sweats
565
Robert F Wagners Administration
579
This City Is the Center of the Universe
593
Selected Bibliography
600
Index
619
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