IT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK by M. R. Werner

IT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Spanning Manhattan's history from the time it was appropriated from the Indians for trinkets by the Dutch West India Company to the early years of this century, the author selects a few incidents and describes them for their curiosity, interest and drama. He contends that the Big City has been and is infinitely cosmopolitan and, therefore, eccentric. In the early years a minister, Dr. Parkhurst and his lawyer colleague, Goff, unearthed tons of information proving the existence of sin, sin and more sin, existing upon the protection of the police department. The story of Jenny Lind's glorious ascendancy in America when she was aligned with Barnum and her sad send-off back to Europe; a Sanitation Fair; the first large-scale labour trouble, or the Great Strike; Maxim Gorky's visit to New York- perhaps to raise money for the Revolution- and his controversial reception... local color on the grand platform of New York defines this book and its impoverished market.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1957
Publisher: Coward-McCann