New York City: A Short History by George LankevichNew York City: A Short History by George Lankevich

New York City: A Short History

byGeorge Lankevich

Paperback | September 1, 2002

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From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining characteristic of New York has been constant, dramatic, and rapid change.

Formerly published as An American Metropolis, this new edition features a new preface in which Lankevich discusses the impact of the events of September 11 on the city, as well as an updated final chapter on the Giuliani administration. By understanding the history of New York, we obtain a vital sense of what America was, is, and can become.

Title:New York City: A Short HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814751865

ISBN - 13:9780814751862

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"Lankevich has done the near-impossible and packed almost four centuries of New York City into one slim history . . . a deft survey."

-New York History,