Greater Gotham A History of New York City from to In this utterly immersive volume Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn from the skyscraper driven boom to the Bankers Panic of the labor upheaval and violent repres

  • Title: Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
  • Author: MikeWallace
  • ISBN: 9780195116359
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, boIn 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 world s second largest city and now its financial capital, thriving and sustained by the city s seemingly unlimited potential.Wallace s new book matches its predecessor in pure page turning appeal and takes America s greatest city to new heights.

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    1. MikeWallace

      A graduate of Columbia University, Mike Wallace is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, where he has taught since 1971, and director of the Gotham Center for New York City History He won the Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Gotham A History of New York City to 1898 and is the founder, co publisher and editor of the Radical History Review.

    473 thoughts on “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919”

    1. When an author can spend close to 30 years writing Volume 2 of a planned Oxford series on New York City, and ends up with a 1000-page monster covering a mere 20 years of the city's history, a five-star ranking is a fairly sure bet for any reader that does not get too exhausted. But there are two interesting things to note about Greater Gotham: First, it makes perfect sense that its predecessor covered the 1600s to 1890, while the second volume takes us only up to 1920, because during those years [...]


    2. On cold winter afternoons when I was a child, we’d pile out of school at recess and run to the mounds of snow that grew next to the skating rink built in our school yard. We’d head for the top of the snow and push anyone behind us to the bottom. We’d throw snowballs, we’d shout and heckle those weaker souls who would aspire to the top. “I’m the king of the castle,” we’d sing, “and you’re the dirty rascal.” Over and over and over we’d sing until the school bell rang and su [...]


    3. In 1999, the first book of a projected three-volume history of New York City was published, Entitled Gotham, it covered the history of the city from is beginnings as a Dutch colony to the 1898 consolidation that merged the city with east Bronx, Brooklyn, western Queens County, and Staten Island, and won its authors, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace, a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for their labors.It has taken eighteen years for the second volume to be published, yet the result is well worth tha [...]


    4. Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 by Mike Wallace is a huge volume covering the history of New York from the consolidation of New York, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island into "greater New York", to just after WW I. Comprehensive yet still readable, this book contains just about anything that you could ever want to know about New York during the first decades of the 20th century. Tammany Hall and government and police corruption? Covered. Wall Street, trusts [...]


    5. I received a free Kindle copy of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919 by Mike Wallace courtesy of Net Galley and Oxford University Press, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, , , Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I am a native New Yorker (upstate) and have read snippets about the history of New York City th [...]


    6. A Historical Powerhouse Like its 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning predecessor "GOTHAM: A History of New York to 1898" — "GREATER GOTHAM: A History of New York from 1898 to 1919" does not fail in its ambition in terms of delivering a multifaceted historical narrative of New York during the early 20th century. This is not a quick read — this is LONG read — as it relates to New York's radical, conservative, infrastructural, cultural, homogenous, and heterogenous development; while city emerges as [...]


    7. I won this book in a giveaway.Big book, tiny print. So much information packed into this book! I want to re-read it just because there is so much to absorb but I promised my sister and a friend that they could read it when I was finished. Photographs and drawings from the time period add to the allure of this volume. It's not just cold, dry facts, there are fascinating tidbits of gossip about the movers and shakers of the city too.


    8. I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.This is a well researched comprehensive easy to read history of the biggest and most significant city in the United States from 1898 to 1919. My step-son recently moved to New York City without knowing a soul. He also loves history so I gave him this book along with Wallace's first book for Christmas. I have no doubt he will love to learn more about his adoptive city.


    9. This is a First Reads review.Picking up where the last book left off with the consolidation of the counties to create the City of Greater New York, Wallace details, and I do mean that literally, a twenty year saga in the Big Apple. There is an unbelievable amount of information that can be crammed into some 900 pages, all the while maintaining an easily readable book.





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