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|Format: ||Paperback, 1040 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 July 2010|
Edward Rutherfurd tells the story of this great city as no other author could from the grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed. The novel begins with the Dutch traders who first carved out their hopes amidst the splendour of the wilderness. The British settlers and merchants followed, with their aristocratic governors and unpopular taxation which led to rebellion, war, the burning of the city and the birth of the American Nation. A country that had already rent itself assunder did so again as the country fought its bloody Civil War, the city was torn apart by riots. Hopes and dreams, greed and corruption, have always been the companions of freedom and opportunity in the city s streets. As the immigrant ships berthed next to Ellis Island in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, they poured more and more Germans, Irish, Italians and Jews into the churning ethnic mix of the city. Deals were struck, politicians corrupted, men bought or assassinated, heiresses wooed, fortunes were speculated on Wall Street and men became rich beyond their dreams. The seesaw o
The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.
About the Author
Edward Rutherfurd was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and educated at Cambridge University and Stanford University in California. His first book, Sarum was based on the history of Salisbury. London, Russka,The Forest, Dublin and Ireland Awakening all draw on finely researched details of social history. Edward Rutherford has spent much of the last 30 years living in New York and Conneticut. He has an American wife and two American educated children and has served on a New York co-op board.
"Rutherfurd's vast and sweeping tome charts the Big Apple's rise from its beginnings in the 17th century to the present day" * The Times * "Historical fiction at its best" * Daily Express * "Sweeping, expertly researched ... a brilliant introduction to the history of New York, full of suspense, adventure and passion" * News of the World * "A masterful tribute to one of the great cities of the world" * The Good Book Guide * "It is hard to imagine any other writer combining such astonishing depth of research with the imagination and ingenuity to hold it together" * The Washington Post *
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