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MAN WITH THE SAWED-OFF LEG AND OTHER TALES OF A NEW YORK CITY BLOCK

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Publication Date: 
November 1, 2019
Format: 
P
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Trim Size: 
8.2in. x 5.4in. x 0.7in.
ISBN: 
9781948924511
About This Item: 
Standing proudly, gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey, their brows are marked by ornamental pediments. Greek columns stand as sentries by their entrances and stone medallions bedeck their chests. They are seven graceful relics of Beaux Arts New York, townhouses built more than one hundred years ago for a new class of industrialists, actors and scientists--many from abroad--who made their fortunes in the United States and shaped the lives of Americans. This book brings to life the ghosts who inhabit that row of townhouses on Manhattan's stately Riverside Drive for the first fifty years of the twentieth century. From gangsters to industrialists, from future mayors to murderers, from movie stars to mafia dons, one block in a burgeoning city saw it all. Meet some of the colorful collection of people who lived in each of New York's "Seven Sisters, " including
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Binding: 
Paperback

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