The panoply of the period is all here -- and the personalities that made social and economic history. A sequel to The Story of Old New York, beginning with the Great Fire of 1835, and carrying it through the century. All the footnotes are there, but, for some reason, he has not succeeded in integrating the material so that it emerges as a permanent contribution to the history of his city. Almost it reads like jottings in a notebook -- a vast array of undigested facts and anecdotes and facts, fascinating in themselves. Will be of vital interest to old New Yorkers, for the nostalgic picture of a past period. Dig them out from your customer list -- they are scattered far.