Sunday, August 14, 2005

New York Through The Ages

A beautifully illustrated book. Review: "This look at "New York" for the Great Cities Through the Ages series provides an overview for young readers of the history of New York City from its founding by the Dutch in the 1600s to today in the aftermath of 9/11. In between Paige Weber makes it clear what the city was like when millions of immigrants came to its harbor to enter the New World and why this is indeed the "Big Apple." Each "chapter" in the book is a two-page spread, where there is a brief paragraph of text and then most of the information is dispensed in the captions that accompany the photographs and illustrations." Here's a slide show a some select pages.

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