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New York City : a short history

Author: George J Lankevich
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Previously published as An American Metropolis, this book is a punchy, definitive history of New York and has been updated to include new material on the Giuliani administration and the events of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George J Lankevich
ISBN: 0814751857 9780814751855 0814751865 9780814751862
OCLC Number: 50595298
Notes: Originally published as: American metropolis : a history of New York City.
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: New Amsterdam becomes New York --
An English town becomes an American city --
National capital city --
Building a modern city --
The age of the bosses --
America's first metropolis --
Governing the world's greatest city --
The La Guardia era --
The long slide --
Disaster and rebirth --
Contemporary New York.
Other Titles: American metropolis
Responsibility: George J. Lankevich.

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"Lankevich has done the near-impossible and packed almost four centuries of New York City into one slim history ... a deft survey." -New York History "A splendid work of history that expands our Read more...

 
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