Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (The History of NYC Series)

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (The History of NYC Series) by Mike Wallace 0195116356 9780195116359
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In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving from
national to global prominence -- an urban dynamo driven by restless ambition, boundless energy, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed.

Within the first two decades of the twentieth century, a newly consolidated New York grew exponentially. The city exploded into the air, with skyscrapers jostling for prominence, and dove deep into the bedrock where massive underground networks of subways, water pipes, and electrical conduits
sprawled beneath the city to serve a surging population of New Yorkers from all walks of life. New York was transformed in these two decades as the worlds second-largest city and now its financial capital, thriving and sustained by the citys seemingly unlimited potential.

Wallaces new book matches its predecessor in pure page-turning appeal and takes Americas greatest city to new heights.

Author: Mike Wallace

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 1196

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2017-10-02


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