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New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd

New York: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd

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New York:  The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd is a 862-page hardcover published in 2009 by Doubleday, and is a stated first United States edition. Both the dust jacket and book are in very good condition, with no notable flaws.  Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked, and the binding is straight and tight. 

Book Summary

Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine impeccable historical research and storytelling flair.  Rutherfurd tells this tale as no other author could--from the empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City That Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed--four centuries brought to brilliant life in a rich and vibrant fictional tapestry.

Rutherfurd tells this irresistible story through the interwoven tales of families rich and poor, black and white, native-born and immigrant--a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall, fall and rise with the city's fortunes.  From this intimate perspective we see the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s and the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Here is the story of how in four centuries New York became the envy of the world, the Big Apple, sometimes loved and sometimes hated, until those who envied it most sought--vainly--to destroy it.  A stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs.  New York:  The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nations history.

ISBN:  978-0-385-52138-3

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