Victory City by John Strausbaugh audiobook

Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II

By John Strausbaugh
Read by Robert Petkoff

Twelve, 12/Twelve, Hachette Book Group 9781455567485

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549121586

  • ISBN: 9781549121562

  • ISBN: 9781549148552

Runtime: 19.47 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Best Books Now in Paperback

From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era.

New York City during World War II wasn’t just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, GI Joes and Rosie the Riveters but also of quislings and saboteurs; of Nazi, Fascist, and Communist sympathizers; of war protesters and conscientious objectors; of gangsters and hookers and profiteers; of latchkey kids and bobby-soxers, poets and painters, atomic scientists and atomic spies.

While the war launched and leveled nations, spurred economic growth, and saw the rise and fall of global Fascism, New York City would eventually emerge as the new capital of the world. From the Gilded Age to VJ-Day, an array of fascinating New Yorkers rose to fame, from Mayor Fiorello La Guardia to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Langston Hughes to Joe Louis, to Robert Moses and Joe DiMaggio.

In Victory City, John Strausbaugh returns to tell the story of New York City’s war years with the same richness, depth, and nuance he brought to his previous books, providing listeners with a groundbreaking new look into the greatest city on earth during the most transformative—and costliest—war in human history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This look at many of the New Yorkers who played noteworthy roles in the war weaves in songwriters, bureaucrats, physicists…[and] a portrait of an amazingly dynamic, chaotic, trepidation-filled time.” New York Times Book Review
“Eight million stories and one war…It’s World War II in New York City, and John Strausbaugh carries us there in the pages of this extraordinary history.” Lucian Truscott IV, New York Times bestselling author
“Strausbaugh likes to tell big stories about New York—and he tells them very well.” New York Journal of Books
“A compelling read about a fascinatingly rich period.” Booklist
“The parade of colorful anecdotes and character sketches, presented in a brash and sometimes sassy style, makes this an entertaining read….A pleasant visit to a confident and powerful city helping to lead its nation to victory in a global conflict, conducted by a witty and knowledgeable guide. A passionate love letter to a city and era that have long since faded away.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: John Strausbaugh

Author Bio: John Strausbaugh

John Strausbaugh has been writing about the culture and history of New York City for a quarter of a century. City of Sedition, his singular history of New York City’s role in and during the Civil War, won the Fletcher Pratt Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 2016; The Village, his epic history of Greenwich Village, has been widely praised and was selected as one of Kirkus Review‘s best books of the year.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English