The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History

By: Ellis, Edward Robb

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Second printing. Spine faintly creased. 1997 Trade Paperback. 640 pp. 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 morethe Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's fatal duel, the formation of the League of Nations, the Great Depressionfrom 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.

Title: The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History

Author: Ellis, Edward Robb

Illustrator: Wong, Jeanyee

Categories: American, Americana, New York,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: New York, Kondansha International: 1997

ISBN Number: 1568362048

ISBN Number 13: 9781568362045

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2268623

Keywords: NEW YORK CITY LOCAL REGIONAL HISTORY AMERICA AMERICAN AMERICANA,