Almanac Volume One Patrick
M. Reynolds brings history to life with great drawings
and a sense of humor. Amusing, entertaining stories include:
Aaron Burr's water scheme, how New York grabbed Staten Island
from New Jersey, Franconi's Hippodrome, the high priest of high
society, "Big Smoke" Morrissey, the Confederates who
tried to burn New York, "Battle Axe" Gleason, Ajeeb,
the big dummy, and the secret subway. Here is the early history
of New York: the Vikings in Manhattan, Dutch settlements, the
English take over and some of their most eccentric governors.
Many American holidays and traditions started in New York. There
are other stories behind the beginning of Rockettes, skyscrapers,
yellow journalism, "moving day," and much more. 11¾"
x 7" 109 pages, fully illustrated in color, index, paperbound
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