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The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a grand, sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.

Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine impeccable historical research and storytelling flair. As in his earlier, bestselling novels, he illuminates cultural, social, and political upheavals through the lives of a remarkably diverse set of families.

As he recounts the intertwining fates of characters rich and poor, black and white, native born and immigrant, Rutherfurd brings to life the momentous events that shaped New York and America: the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, 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 '90s, and the attacks on the World Trade Center. Sprinkled throughout are captivating cameo appearances by historical figures ranging from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Babe Ruth.

New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

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"History has never been so fun to read....Rutherfurd's research is exhaustive...fun....This is history, but with a very readable story line." USA Today

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"Like James Michener and Leon Uris, Rutherfurd does a magnificent job of packaging a crackling good yarn within a digestible overview of complex historical circumstances and events." Booklist

About the Author

Edward Rutherfurd is the author of many books, including London, The Princes of Ireland, and The Rebels of Ireland.

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nicolemarie, November 15, 2012 (view all comments by nicolemarie)
An amazing, entertaining, and educational novel. I learned so much about American history but was entertained with the stories that tied it all together. Read it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385521383
Author:
Rutherfurd, Edward
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Author:
Rutherford, Edward
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
9.46x6.44x1.79 in. 2.63 lbs.

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"Review" by , "History has never been so fun to read....Rutherfurd's research is exhaustive...fun....This is history, but with a very readable story line."
"Review" by , "Like James Michener and Leon Uris, Rutherfurd does a magnificent job of packaging a crackling good yarn within a digestible overview of complex historical circumstances and events."
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