New York

Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
Original Publish Date: Nov 10, 2009
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Audio (37.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100012407
Released: Nov 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415962817
Narrator/s: Mark Bramhall
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a grand, sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine impeccable historical research and storytelling flair. As in his earlier, bestselling novels, he illuminates cultural, social, and political upheavals through the lives of a remarkably diverse set of families. As he recounts the intertwining fates of characters rich and poor, black and white, native born and immigrant, Rutherfurd brings to life the momentous events that shaped New York and America: the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near-demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the '90s, and the attacks on the World Trade Center. Sprinkled throughout are captivating cameo appearances by historical figures ranging from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Babe Ruth.New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

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Author(s): Edward Rutherfurd
Product Number EB00152035
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780385530231

Professional reviews

"Mark Bramhall does accents. He does the indomitable Peter Stuyvesant. He does eighteenth-century slaves. He does first-generation New York Irish and Albanian Italians on Long Island in the 1930s. Bramhall does these accents with a lighthearted style entirely suitable for Edward Rutherfurd's trek through the history of the city of New York from the arrival of the Dutch until last year (2009). Rutherfurd specializes in vast historical dramas featuring succeeding generations of fictitious families living out their lives as famous landscapes change around them. This is his first book set in America. With the exception of a few breathtaking errors (Grant did not command at Gettysburg), Rutherfurd does a creditable job with American history. Bramhall sounds interested in what he reads as he narrates 36 hours of interlocking clan travails. If you like Rutherfurd's books, you cannot do better. F.C. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"