Gotham: A History of New York City by Edwin G. Burrows

"Gotham: A History of New York City" is an extensive historical account of New York City from its early establishment as a small Dutch trading post to its evolution into a bustling, world-renowned metropolis. The book explores the city's social, political, and economic transformation throughout the centuries, including its role in major historical events such as the Revolutionary War and the Civil Rights Movement. It also delves into the lives of its diverse inhabitants, from the Native Americans and European settlers to the waves of immigrants that have shaped the city's unique culture and identity.

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Total Points: 1

Since this book was first published in 1998, there is a penalty of 38.4%. The age adjusted score is 0.62.

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