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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf; Exp Sub edition (Sept. 2 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375710329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375710322
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 22 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam on March 25 2004
Format: Hardcover
I read this textbook-like coffee table book from corner to corner and since I lap up New York history I loved it. Burns could have included so much more on Moses but didn't though. Still, and outstanding compilation of information. Plus, a beautiful book.
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By J. Carnes on Jan. 5 2004
Format: Hardcover
I remember glancing at this book for the first time last spring, at the bookstore in Jersey Gardens...I must have been in there for over an hour, and even made myself comfortable sitting on the floor. This book is just great; and although it's next to impossible to squeeze every detail about NYC into one book (Try 'Gotham' if that's what you're going for), this book is definately one of the finest out there. I knew within the first 5 minutes that I wanted this book. The pictures and drawings featured are simply amazing, and would fascinate any NYC history buff for sure. Point in case- Get this book!
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Format: Hardcover
This is a huge book with plenty of text and hundreds of relevant, beautiful illustrations and photos. Just about the entire transcript of the multi-award winning PBS documentary, Ric Burns' NEW YORK is here, along with previously unpublished essays by the documentary's featured commentators. This alone makes the book worth the price and worth the time reading. And, if you don't feel like reading, just browse through the incredible photographs and graphics. That is why this is one of the best illustrated books on New York history out there.
And please pay no mind to the critics and reviewers who whine that there is no reference to the New York Yankees or "Why isn't this building discussed?" or "How can they have left out this museum and that park and those guys?" People, PLEASE! This is not a book about the history of West Orange, New Jersey. For Pete's sake, it's New York City! To have included everything would require volumes and volumes... and that still wouldn't cover everything. As I said, this book is one of the best of its kind. Buy it, read it, stare at the pictures, enjoy!
Rocco Dormarunno, author of The Five Points Concluded
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Format: Hardcover
New York is the world's greatest city. How many cities in the world merit the sort of treatment Ric Burns give New York in a book that is easily twice the size of a typical text that might cover, say, all of American History. I must have re-read sections of this book a dozen times or more. This is truly a book that measures up to New York's grandeur.
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By A Customer on Dec 29 2001
Format: Paperback
All I want to say is WOW! This book is wonderful, I recieved it as a Christmas gift, and I just can't put it down. It is just as wonderful as the series. Ric Burns does a great job. Best New York book I ever read.
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By A Customer on Dec 2 2001
Format: Hardcover
Great book for anyone interested in the history of New York City or in "The City" in general. This book offers quite an extensive history lesson from the 17th century until today and plenty of great images of the city. I have a greater appreciation for all that New York is and has been and for its role in shaping the USA. Its fun to look at pictures of how things were many years ago and to compare those pictures to how New York looks today.
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By ucon on July 14 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is an absolute must for everyone interrested in New York history. I love the many historical pictures and maps and the easy to read text (I'm German). This is a wonderful book.
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