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by Eric Homberger,Alice Hudson

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ISBN: 0805078428
Author: Eric Homberger,Alice Hudson
Language: English
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; 2nd edition (July 1, 2005)
Pages: 192
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 163
Size Fb2: 1936 kb
Size ePub: 1137 kb
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Alice Hudson is curator of the Map Division of the New York Public Library. It would be impossible to do justice to the history of New York City in a couple of hundred pages, so approaching this book with realistic expectations is important.

Alice Hudson is curator of the Map Division of the New York Public Library. With that in mind, this book is a wonderful overview of a fascinating metropolis, beginning with the formation of the land mass and continuing through its inhabitance by the Manahatta, the Dutch, the Brits and the Americans. Key historical eras are covered including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and many areas of interest are addressed such as immigration, politics, sports, the arts and architecture.

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book With 400 years of history though (it's even in the title for bleep's sake), you'd think this book would be more hefty, but it comes in around two hundred pages

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book. With 400 years of history though (it's even in the title for bleep's sake), you'd think this book would be more hefty, but it comes in around two hundred pages.

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book.

Eric Homberger is the author of Mrs. Astor's New York and Scenes from the Life of a City. 2 people found this helpful. An American by birth, he is a professor of American studies at the University of East Anglia. This is a fantastic book. It tells one so much about New York's development.

For both history buffs and the twenty-five million people who visit New York each year, The Historical Atlas of New York City is the guide to America's first city.

Enter Zip Code or city, state. Error: Please enter a valid ZIP code or city and state. A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book. mixture that is modern Queens.

A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History

A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History. Eric Homberger; Alice Hudson, Cartographic Consultant. St. Martin's Griffin. that is modern Queens; and the new "Freedom Tower" at One World Trade Center.

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book A visual celebration of nearly 400 years of New York City's history. To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversay of Greater New York, what Alfred Kazin calls "a treasure of a book" is now a gorgeous paperback.

Homberger, Eric (2005). The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History. p. 34. ISBN 0-8050-7842-8. php?title 1664&oldid 930649179".

Eric Homberger's The Historical Atlas of New York City shows what can be achieved within a very narrow frame of discussion. With just one city to depict, Homberger explores the rich variety of details in the city's 400-year history with vivid drawings and illustrations as well as beautifully rendered maps

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book

The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new second edition

The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This thoroughly updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including three all-new two-page spreads on Rudolph Giuliani's New York, the revival of Forty-second Street, and the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the handsome second edition of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.

Comments:

Fordrellador
Maps and period documents help to tell the story of New York City from its beginning with Native Americans to the present day, making this a fine supplement to Burrows and Wallace's immense two-volume GOTHAM histories. But it readily stands on its own with clear modern maps making good use of color and graphics. Basically chronological as one might expect, this includes topical coverage such as the development of Fifth Ave., tenements, subways and transit, Rockefeller Center, Harlem, and rebuilding the World Trade Center. A useful chronology sums up this fascinating book. Recommended
superstar
After spending a long weekend in NYC (our hotel was 1 block from the Flatiron Building) I wanted a good history book for the city. Came across this one by price and reviews.

It has a TON of info going back to the original Western settlements, and showing how the city was torn down and re-drawn over and over again as it was built up. A few of the "major avenues" go back hundreds of years, but the maps we know today really didn't get set till the 1780's.

Very much liked the book.
Andromajurus
It would be impossible to do justice to the history of New York City in a couple of hundred pages, so approaching this book with realistic expectations is important. With that in mind, this book is a wonderful overview of a fascinating metropolis, beginning with the formation of the land mass and continuing through its inhabitance by the Manahatta, the Dutch, the Brits and the Americans. Key historical eras are covered including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and many areas of interest are addressed such as immigration, politics, sports, the arts and architecture.

There are many photographs, drawings, charts and maps, and I appreciated that the scales were similar so that a reader can compare various maps easily.

Articles are well-written and graphics are clean and well-designed. I would call this more an historical almanac of NYC, but whatever you call it, it is a fun and interesting read.
Brannylv
Such an interesting book. Has a lot of relevant tidbits with regards to New York history. It doesn't go into great detail about the people involved in the city's history but just enough that you know what they did and how they did it. The maps and illustrations are well printed and you get a sense of how it would have been like in the old days.
Grari
A fun historical compilation. As a native Brooklyn "ite" or whatever, interesting resource.
Zeueli
very good quality. purchased for a christmas present. I'm pretty sure my family member will like it a lot. I look it inside and have very good material and photos. recommended!
Xal
Fantastic book!! ..it has all the details from early beginnings to now, including 9-11, and presented in a spendid pictorial format, nicely illustrated with detailed captions!! I'm very pleased with the purchase, the quality, and packaging!!
Gorgeously done. Loved it. Very useful for research but also highly readable

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