NEW YORK DIARIES: 1609 TO 2009

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Publication Date: 
December 1, 2012
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P
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8.02in. x 5.23in. x 1.11in.
ISBN: 
9780812974256
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About This Item: 
New York is a city like no other. Through the centuries, she's been embraced and reviled, worshipped and feared, praised and battered--all the while standing at the crossroads of American politics, business, society, and culture. Pulitzer Prize winner Teresa Carpenter, a lifelong diary enthusiast, scoured the archives of libraries, historical societies, and private estates to assemble here an almost holographic view of this iconic metropolis. Starting on January 1 and continuing day by day through the year, these journal entries are selected from four centuries of writing--revealing vivid and compelling snapshots of life in the Capital of the World. "Today I arrived by train in New York City . . . and instantly fell in love with it. Silently, inside myself, I yelled: I should have been born here!"--Edward Robb Ellis, May 22, 1947 Includes diary excerpts from Sherwood Anderson - Albert Camus - Noël Coward - Dorothy Day - John Dos Passos - Thomas Edison - Allen Ginsberg - Keith Haring - Henry Hudson - Anne Morrow Lindbergh - H. L. Mencken - John Cameron Mitchell - Julia Rosa Newberry - Eugene O'Neill - Edgar Allan Poe - Theodore Roosevelt - Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Alexis de Tocqueville - Mark Twain - Gertrude Vanderbilt - Andy Warhol - George Washington - Walt Whitman - and many others "The most convivial and unorthodox history of New York City one is likely to come across."--The New York Times "A must-read for anyone who has fallen in love with the Big Apple."--New York Journal of Books "An absolute masterpiece."--The Atlantic
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Binding: 
Paperback

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