Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City (Original)
Free Press, March 2009. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good. Item #285925
How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and comprehensive, Inside the Apple brings to life New York's fascinating past.This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance. Rich in anecdotes and illustrations, it whisks readers from colonial New Amsterdam through Manhattan's past, right up to post-9/11 New York. The book also works as a historical walking-tour guide, with 14 self-guided tours, maps, and step-by-step directions. Easy to carry with you as you explore the city, Inside the Apple allows you to visit the site of every story it tells. This energetic, wide-ranging, and often humorous book covers New York's most important historical moments, but is always anchored in the city of today.
Beloved tour guides Michelle and James Nevius weave New York City's most compelling stories into a lively, comprehensive narrative history, from the founding of New Amsterdam right up through the events of 9/11. Thanks to 14 detailed, self-guided walking tours at the back of the book and the portable format, it can also be used as a historical guidebook---and the site of every story in it can be visited. With its history-from-the-vantage-of-the-street approach and its unique, multi-purpose structure, there's nothing on the market like it.