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Empire City free pdf As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York -- from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Paul Auster, and James Baldwin, among many others -- but also the most revealing essays by politicians, philosophers, city planners, social critics, visitors, immigrants, journalists, and historians. The anthology begins with an account of Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609 and ends with an essay written especially for this book by John P. Avlon, former Mayor Rudolph Guiliani's speechwriter, called "The Resilient City," on the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center as observed from City Hall. The editors have chosen some familiar favorites, such as Washington Irving's A History of New York and Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," as well as lesser-known literary and historical gems, such as Frederick Law Olmsted's plan for Central Park and Cynthia Ozick's "The Synthetic Sublime" -- an updated answer to E. B. White's classic essay Here Is New York, which is also included.The variety and originality of the selections in Empire City offer a captivating account of New York's growth, and reveal often forgotten aspects of its political, literary, and social history.

About Kenneth T. Jackson

Kenneth T. Jackson is Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University and past president of the New York Historical Society. He edited the monumental Encyclopedia of New York City. David S. Dunbar is cofounder and academic dean of CITYterm at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He lives in New York City.

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Author : Kenneth T. Jackson
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 24 June 2005
ISBN : 0231109091
EAN : 9780231109093
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1008 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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