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New York: The Novel

Edward Rutherfurd

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A bestselling master of historical sagas ("London: The Novel") returns with the epic fictional journey of six New York families from the city's founding to the present day.
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Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr., Prize in American Historical Fiction Named one of the best books of the year by" The Washington Post" and "Required Reading" by the "New York Post" Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city's fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see New York's humble beginnings as a tiny Indian fishing village, the arrival of Dutch and British merchants, the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, and the attack on the World Trade Center. A stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nation's history.

Author Biography

Edward Rutherford was born in Salisbury, England, and was educated in Wiltshire and at Cambridge. He has since lived on both sides of the Atlantic, in Dublin and New York, but he returned to his roots to write his first novel, the best-selling Sarum, a history of Salisbury. This was followed by the best-selling Russka, a sweeping history of Russia from the cossack horsemen to the Bolshevik revolution.
Until the 1980s, Edward Rutherfurd pursued a business career -- he attended Stanford Business School, worked for W.H. Smith, and was employed by Tory Party Central Office. As a child, he had

Product Details

Language
English
ISBN-10
0345497422
ISBN-13
9780345497420
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Pages
880
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Short Title
NEW YORK THE NOVEL
Author
Edward Rutherfurd
Residence
New York, NY, US