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Tom Wilson

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  • Gotham

  • A History of New York City to 1898
  • By: Edwin G. Burrows, Mike Wallace
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 67 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. The events and people who crowd this audiobook guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU!!!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-18

I found it factually interesting how NY evolved

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I wasn't sure what to expect and devoting 67 hours is considerable. I was fascinated by how the authors took us from almost of the very beginning of lower Manhattan by the Dutch to the tremendous growth northward. Every aspect of the growth is detailed from politics, living conditions, transportation, class structure, financial, the constant struggle between 'capital' and the 'working man', women's roles, healthcare, poverty, disease living in close, putrid surroundings, media (newspapers, cable, telegraphs, telephone, electric lighting -- how these all evolved over time).

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