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Book Review: New York Chronology

NYC BookThe New York Chronology from James Trager tells the story of how a remote trading outpost grew into what some might call the "world's capital". Year by year the book chronicles the key events of that year.

New york chronology_james tragerWhen I first looked at the book my first reaction is that I wasn't going to relate to it; that I'd find it difficult to emmerse myself in this huge volume (930 pages). But then I opened the book up at a random page and it sucked me in. The book mixes popular history (Gangs of New York stylee) with important socio-political moments that shaped the way the city is today. Every page brings a great nugget (which I intend to use next time I am with the guys in the pub). The book brings a flavour of the times and for someone who loves the city as I do - you begin to truly understand the background of some of the city's famous streets and neighbourhoods.

New York Chronology At Amazon

Posted by Guy Brighton on October 6, 2004 in Books | Permalink

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