Empire City

Empire City

New York Through the Centuries

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Baker & Taylor
An eclectic and entertaining historical celebration of New York City includes an outstanding array of literary writings and incisive essays that chronicle the city from its early seventeenth-century origins to the September 11th terrorist attack and its aftermath, in works by politicians, immigrants, social critics, city planners, journalists, authors, and historians. (History)

Columbia Univ Pr
As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York—from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Paul Auster, and James Baldwin, among many others—but also the most revealing essays by politicians, philosophers, city planners, social critics, visitors, immigrants, journalists, and historians.

The anthology begins with an account of Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609 and ends with an essay written especially for this book by John P. Avlon, former Mayor Rudolph Guiliani's speechwriter, called "The Resilient City," on the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center as observed from City Hall. The editors have chosen some familiar favorites, such as Washington Irving's A History of New York and Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," as well as lesser-known literary and historical gems, such as Frederick Law Olmsted's plan for Central Park and Cynthia Ozick's "The Synthetic Sublime"—an updated answer to E. B. White's classic essay Here Is New York, which is also included. The variety and originality of the selections in Empire City offer a captivating account of New York's growth, and reveal often forgotten aspects of its political, literary, and social history.

This anthology begins with an account of Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609 and ends with an essay by John P. Avlon, former Mayor Rudolph Guiliani's speechwriter, called "The Resilient City," on the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center as observed from City Hall.Included are favorites, such as Washington Irving's A History of New York and Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," as well as lesser-known gems, such as Frederick Law Olmsted's plan for Central Park and Cynthia Ozick's "The Synthetic Sublime"--an updated answer to E. B. White's classic essay Here Is New York, which is also included.



Book News
This reader provides contemporary literary and historical account of New York City, from its founding as a trading post to just after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Over 100 writings, including works by Herman Melville, Joan Didion, Thomas Wolfe, Walt Whitman, Theodore Dreiser, and Henry Ward Beecher, as well as many lesser-known writers chronicle the historical, cultural, economic, and social history of the growth of the great metropolis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780231109086
0231109083
Branch Call Number: 974.71 EMPIR
Characteristics: xx, 994 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dunbar, David S.
Jackson, Kenneth T.
Notes: Includes index
"A Giniger book."

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