The Encyclopedia of New York City

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Yale University Press
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8.7 X 11.06 X 2.33 inches | 7.52 pounds

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About the Author

Kenneth T. Jackson is the Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University, where he has chaired the Department of History. The author of the prize-winning Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States, he has taught New York City history for four decades. He is general editor of the Columbia History of Urban Life and a former president of the Urban History Association, the Society of American Historians, the Organization of American Historians, and the New-York Historical Society.


"The second edition is a window into how much New York City has changed in recent years."--Deepti Hajela, AP

"This updated edition of the Encyclopedia, first published 15 years ago, is more than simply a 1,561-page crib book for trivia addicts. It's a heroic compendium of the achievements and follies of the millions of strivers who've toiled in New York since Peter Minuit bought the island that the Indians called manahactanienk--meaning, appropriately enough, 'place of inebriation'--in 1626. . . . If data about the city can be ranked, ranked it is here. . . . The Encyclopedia of New York City is an engrossing book of marvels, as monumental in its way as its wondrous subject."--Edward Kosner, Wall Street Journal

"Anyone with an interest in the art, architecture, theater, music, sports, religion, entertainment, history and famous people of The Bowling Green Daily News

"A splendid encyclopedia."--Julia Vitullo-Martin, New York Post

". . . [a] wonder of a reference book."--Lori D. Kranz, The Bloomsbury Review

"Highly recommended."--B. Juhl, Choice

Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the Reference/Social and Behavioral Sciences category

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"There are a few absolutely indispensable books about Encyclopedia of New York City is one of them. This new, extensively revised edition--after fifteen of the most tumultuous and transformative years in the city's history--is a cause for celebration and gratitude."--Ric Burns, documentary filmmaker

"Indispensable! I'd sleep with it under my pillow if it fit!"--Mike Wallace, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian