City On A Grid: How New York Became New York

Paperback | April 4, 2017

byGerard Koeppel

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"The best account to date of [how] an odd amalgamation of democracy and capitalism got written into New York's physical DNA."-New York Times

"Intriguing...breezy and highly readable." -Wall Street Journal

"[An] expert investigation into what made the city special."-Publishers Weekly

"A fun, fascinating, and accessible read for those curious enough to delve into the origins of an amazing city."-New York Journal of Books

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"The best account to date of [how] an odd amalgamation of democracy and capitalism got written into New York's physical DNA."-New York Times"Intriguing...breezy and highly readable." -Wall Street Journal"[An] expert investigation into what made the city special."-Publishers Weekly"A fun, fascinating, and accessible read for those curio...

Gerard Koeppelis the author ofBond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American EmpireandWater for Gotham: A History. He has contributed to numerous other books, including theEncyclopedia of New York City, of which he was an associate editor. Before writing mostly about the past, he wrote, edited, and produced the present at CBS ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030682549X

ISBN - 13:9780306825491

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Kate Ascher, author of The Works: Anatomy of a City
"Rarely does one come across a book that makes you rethink the city you thought you knew.... Koeppel's masterful story-telling does that and more."