Skip to main content

New York: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)

$75.00
Item #: WD5952
A revised and expanded edition of the landmark, ravishing history of New York City—the companion volume to the acclaimed PBS series—that begins in 1624 and brings its 400-year-long story up to the current moment.
Hurry! Only 8 left in stock.
Quantity:

A revised and expanded edition of the landmark, ravishing history of New York City—the companion volume to the acclaimed PBS series—that begins in 1624 and brings its 400-year-long story up to the current moment.

This edition includes two new chapters that cover the aftermath of 9/11, the continual struggle with racial injustice, the financial crisis of 2008, the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, and the still unfolding cataclysm of the COVID-19 pandemic. New material also includes a lively portrait of the city’s vibrant street life and culture: the birth of hip-hop in the South Bronx, Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Gates in Central Park, the celebrated Broadway musicals and songs, the explosion in location filmmaking, the pivotal rise of the tech industry, and more. Hardcover, 848 pages, over 600 illustrations and photos throughout.

3 Reviews
N
Neil
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
07/17/23
The Biggest Apple
Review by Neil on 07/17/23 review stating The Biggest Apple
WOW! I'm from New York and saw Rick Burns New York documentary. I thought it was amazingly great. So I noticed that there was an accompanying book. I was so surprised at what I did not know about my own city. But it's so great to wonder over to the book and open it anywhere, and the things you see and especially read about are just so interesting. Thanks to that Burn's family I gave up TV and just watch their documentaries and everybody else is. Thank You all involved in those great works. Neil
D
Deborah
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
04/26/23
Great book!
Review by Deborah on 04/26/23 review stating Great book!
Could not ask for a better purchase. Told my friend in Sweden, and she purchased it too.
T
THEODOR
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
08/18/22
NEW YORK HISTORY
Review by THEODOR on 08/18/22 review stating NEW YORK HISTORY
I WAS BORN IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1935 BUT LEFT FOR THE MILITARY IN 1953 AND NEVER LIVED IN THE CITY AGAIN. YOUR BOOK AND DVDS BRING BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES FROM WHAT WE LEARNED IN SCHOOL AND WHAT I SAW AND DID. I TRIED TO BUY THIS MATERIAL SINCE 1980 WHEN I FIRST SAW IT IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY BUT NEVER SAW IT FOR SALE UNTIL I SAW IT IN YOUR CATALOG. THANKS FOR MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO ME.

Highlighted Customer Reviews


T
THEODOR reviewed New York: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
5 star rating
NEW YORK HISTORY
Review by THEODOR review stating NEW YORK HISTORY
I WAS BORN IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1935 BUT LEFT FOR THE MILITARY IN 1953 AND NEVER LIVED IN THE CITY AGAIN. YOUR BOOK AND DVDS BRING BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES FROM WHAT WE LEARNED IN SCHOOL AND WHAT I SAW AND DID. I TRIED TO BUY THIS MATERIAL SINCE 1980 WHEN I FIRST SAW IT IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY BUT NEVER SAW IT FOR SALE UNTIL I SAW IT IN YOUR CATALOG. THANKS FOR MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO ME.
D
Deborah reviewed New York: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
5 star rating
Great book!
Review by Deborah review stating Great book!
Could not ask for a better purchase. Told my friend in Sweden, and she purchased it too.
N
Neil reviewed New York: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
5 star rating
The Biggest Apple
Review by Neil review stating The Biggest Apple
WOW! I'm from New York and saw Rick Burns New York documentary. I thought it was amazingly great. So I noticed that there was an accompanying book. I was so surprised at what I did not know about my own city. But it's so great to wonder over to the book and open it anywhere, and the things you see and especially read about are just so interesting. Thanks to that Burn's family I gave up TV and just watch their documentaries and everybody else is. Thank You all involved in those great works. Neil

Virtual Catalog