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New York; the story of the world's most exciting city

Author: Bruce Bliven, Jr.; Naomi Bliven
Publisher: New York, Random House [1969]
Series: Landmark giant, 19
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of New York City from the discovery of the site by Henrik Hudson in 1526 to its present day status as one of the world's most important cities.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Bliven, Jr.; Naomi Bliven
OCLC Number: 52841
Description: 130 pages illustrations, facsimile, portraits 29 cm.
Contents: What is New York? --
The Indians --
The first explorers --
New Amsterdam --
Peter Stuyvesant --
How the English ruled New York --
Captain Kidd --
Years of growth and tragedy --
Protest in colonial New York --
New York in the revolution --
New York and the new nation --
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr --
Robert Fulton and his steamboats --
DeWitt Clinton and the Erie Canal --
New people, new needs --
Riots and rivalries --
The three fortunes of John Jacob Astor --
Beautifying New York --
Horace Greeley and Peter Cooper --
New York in the Civil War --
New wealth for New Yorkers --
Building up and building out --
Science, art, and music --
Help for New York's poor --
Pulitzer, Hearst, and the Spanish War --
Andrew Green and greater New York --
The triangle fire and Al Smith --
Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Greenwich Village --
The First World War --
Red scare and the end of immigration --
Eugene O'Neill, Babe Ruth, and Jimmy Walker --
Crash and depression --
New York's greatest mayor --
The Second World War --
Building and rebuilding --
O'Dwyer, Wagner, and Lindsay --
Postwar heroes --
Big city.
Series Title: Landmark giant, 19
Responsibility: [by] Bruce Bliven, Jr. & Naomi Bliven.

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Traces the history of New York City from the discovery of the site by Henrik Hudson in 1526 to its present day status as one of the world's most important cities.

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