Its a fascinating look at the lifestyle of late 19th Century New York City
From the sights and smells of a culture just beginning to move from being a horse drawn society to the "Toasted Angels" ( bacon wrapped oysters broiled ) of Delmonico's Restaurant, its a glimpse of a time long gone and yet still effects us today
I generally read science fiction or military history, but this book is part of my permanent library. It recreates a world with the same depth and development as Frank Herbert's "Dune" or Larry Niven's "The Mote in Gods Eye"
If you like historical novels about subjects not normally addressed, you should enjoy this book.
I spend money on this book... money well spent. Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle are 2 writers whos works stays in my permanent libraries, electronic, audible, print. Anyone who likes The Mote in Gods Eye or War World will like this book.
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