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Old 04-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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A Definitive History of New York City

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Old 04-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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Mike Wallace's "Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898"

There is also Mark Kurlansky's "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell" - an food/oyster themed story of New York City's relationship to its environment.
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Mike Wallace's "Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898"
I'll second that recommendation. A great book for the early years.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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How about "A history of New York" by Diedrich Knickerbocker?
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Although fictional, Rutherfurd's New York offers a very poignant overview.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:49 AM   #6
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How about "A history of New York" by Diedrich Knickerbocker?
Are you thinking of Washington Irving's A History of New York by Diedrich Knickerbocker. That was a hoax by a fictitious author. Anyway, it was published a couple of hundred year ago. (But it's still worth reading, if you can find it.)

Or is there a more recent book with that name?

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Thanks for the referrals, everyone.
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Are you thinking of Washington Irving's A History of New York by Diedrich Knickerbocker. That was a hoax by a fictitious author. Anyway, it was published a couple of hundred year ago. (But it's still worth reading, if you can find it.)

Or is there a more recent book with that name?

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I thought the author's name was a hoax but that the book was genuine in it's content. Have never seen a copy of it myself.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:38 AM   #10
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I thought the author's name was a hoax but that the book was genuine in it's content. Have never seen a copy of it myself.
You might be right. I remember being told about it in my 12th Grade US Literature class, but that was many many years ago, and I don't remember any details.

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You might be right. I remember being told about it in my 12th Grade US Literature class, but that was many many years ago, and I don't remember any details.

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If the titile and author are correct, it is indeed a satirical history of New York written by Washington Irving in 1809.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...ry-of-New-York
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