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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries written by Kenneth T. Jackson

 

Empire City: New York Through the Centuries written by Kenneth T. Jackson

Synopsis:

This anthology begins with an account of Henry Hudson's voyage in 1609 and ends with an essay 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.Included are favorites, such as Washington Irving's A History of New York and Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," as well as lesser-known 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.

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