New York: The Biography
November 17, 2008 6:27 PM Subscribe
I read Peter Ackroyd's London: The Biography
awhile back and loved the loose-limbed, ambulatory, anecdote-heavy style of it. Is there a "biography" of New York City that shares some of those characteristics? If not, what is the most fascinating book that covers the full history of New York City (rather than specific time periods or subregions)?
posted by Falconetti to writing & language (10 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
To be a little clearer, I am looking for a book that is rich is anecdotes, or little known facts, or historical curiosities, etc., a book that sprawls all over NYC in both time and place.