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New York - Edward Rutherfurd
New York
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385521383 (0385521383)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 862
Edition language: English
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KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
3.5 history through story
A showcase of New York history from 1664 to the present day, told through the stories of several New York based (mostly old money Anglo and Dutch) families. I initially found it very frustrating because the narrative would switch to a new character/generation just as something interesting seemed t...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 New York: The Novel
A showcase of New York history from 1664 to the present day, told through the stories of several New York based (mostly old money Anglo and Dutch) families. I initially found it very frustrating because the narrative would switch to a new character/generation just as something interesting seemed t...
La vita è un libro
La vita è un libro rated it
4.0 New York
Come indica il titolo, il libro ci porta alla scoperta della storia di NY a partire da quando era solo una colonia prevalentemente olandese, intorno alla metà del 1600, per arrivare al 2009 attraverso la vita di alcune famiglie, anche di diversa estrazione sociale e che incontreremo nelle diverse ge...
Donostia Book Club
Donostia Book Club rated it
4.0 'New York' by Edward Rutherfurd
Uffff.... that was a long read (880 pages) but it was totally worth it! When we've met on April, 11th to discuss it no one has managed to finish the whole book, but most of us were planning to keep on reading. And let me say: I don't regret that choice even for one moment. I have to say, usually I...
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
3.0 New York
Well that was epic! Didn't follow as well as the previous books of his I've read (Russka, London and Paris). Seemed to be focussed in one family where the others have had a more diverse mix.
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