Greater Gotham by Mike Wallace audiobook
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Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

By Mike Wallace
Read by Victor Bevine

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780195116359

The History of NYC Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799791843

  • ISBN: 9781799791843

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving from national to global prominence - an urban dynamo driven by restless ambition, boundless energy, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed.

Within the first two decades of the 20th century, a newly consolidated New York grew exponentially. The city exploded into the air, with skyscrapers jostling for prominence, and dove deep into the bedrock where massive underground networks of subways, water pipes, and electrical conduits sprawled beneath the city to serve a surging population of New Yorkers from all walks of life. New York was transformed in these two decades as the world's second-largest city and now its financial capital, thriving and sustained by the city's seemingly unlimited potential.

Wallace's new book matches its predecessor in pure pause-resisting appeal and takes America's greatest city to new heights. 

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Author Bio: Mike Wallace

Author Bio: Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace was coeditor of 60 Minutes, CBS’s seminal news magazine, from its premiere in 1968 until he retired in 2006 after thirty-seven years on the broadcast. He has won innumerable awards for his work and been inducted into the TV Hall of Fame.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English