Edward Rutherfurd New York

ISBN 13: 9780099509387

New York

Valutazione media 4,09
( su 23.175 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780099509387: New York

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.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

Edward Rutherfurd on New York

Strangely, I suspect it was Viking ancestors who drew me to New York.

For centuries my father's family lived on Britain's biggest tidal river, the Severn, on which there was a huge trade with the interior, and through the port of Bristol with America. In the nineteenth century they were in shipping from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and on the great rivers of Europe--the Rhine, the Danube, even the Russian River Dnieper. I myself was born beside a river--the Avon in Sarum. So when I first encountered New York's great harbor and the Hudson River as a teenager, and came to understand their historic canal and railroad links to the vast spaces of the Midwest, I felt both the thrill of a new adventure, and a deep sense of homecoming.

I first considered writing New York in 1991. I'd been in the city for a decade, was married to an American wife and sending my children to New York schools. I was even on the board of a coop building. But I wasn't sure how to organize such complex material, and for many years I put the project aside.

It was kind encouragement and old-fashioned editing from William Thomas at Doubleday that finally persuaded me to try again. And soon I was hooked.

New York's gift to the storyteller is magnificent: Indian and Dutch beginnings; larger-than-life historical characters like Lord Cornbury, the transvestite British Governor, the socialite Mrs. Astor, and the titanic J.P. Morgan; huge events from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War--when New York threatened to secede from the Union--to the Crash of '29 and the tragedy of 9/11. But it's the ordinary people I discover in my research--African slaves, Irish laborers, society ladies and sweatshop workers--whose lives move me most, and who provide so many of my plots and characters.

My own personal experiences also helped. I descend from both Philadelphia Quakers and Carolina colonists whose families were separated by the Revolutionary War. That helped give me insight into the agony of Patriots who, until the British government denied their claims, had always, like Ben Franklin himself, thought of themselves as free-born Englishmen. One of my closest friends since university is an Italian immigrant. Understanding the poverty and humiliations of her childhood helped me create the book's Caruso family who came through Ellis Island and lived in Little Italy.

I also love discovering how things work. It was as fascinating to study the history of Wall Street banking--and how financial crises always repeat themselves!--as it was to learn how the Empire State Building was constructed.

But above all, what I love about New York is that people have always come there in search of freedom, and usually found it. I was lucky to be born beside Sarum's Avon. But I'd like my New York children to scatter my ashes in the Hudson. --Edward Rutherfurd

(Photo © Jeanne Maseoro)

About the Author:

EDWARD RUTHERFURD is the author of many books, including London, The Princes of Ireland, and The Rebels of Ireland.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Edward Rutherfurd
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97800995093870000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Arrow 2010-07-01 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 4
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Arrow 2010-07-01, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-BER-00018226

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,03
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Edward Rutherfurd tells the story of this great city as no other author could - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed. The novel begins with a tiny Indian fishing village and the Dutch traders who first carved out their hopes amidst the splendour of the wilderness. The British settlers and merchants followed, with their aristocratic governors and unpopular taxation which led to rebellion, war, the burning of the city and the birth of the American Nation. Yet a country that had already rent itself asunder once did so again over slavery. As the country fought its bloody Civil War, the city was torn apart by deadly riots. Hopes and dreams, greed and corruption - they have always been the companions of freedom and opportunity in the city s teeming streets. As the immigrant ships berthed next to Ellis Island in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, they poured more and more Germans, Irish, Italians and Jews into the churning ethnic mix of the city. Deals were struck, politicians corrupted, men bought or assassinated, heiresses wooed, fortunes were speculated on Wall Street and men became rich beyond the dreams of avarice. The heady seesaw of wealth and poverty was seen in the Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, the city s future symbolised by its buildings which literally touched the sky: the Empire State, the Chrysler Building, the Twin Towers. Rutherfurd tells this irresistible story through a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates interweave in the rise and fall, fall and rise of the city s fortunes. It is the story of how in four centuries New York became the envy of the world. And in telling the story through the lens of New York, Rutherfurd brings the story of America itself to unforgettable life in this epic masterpiece. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780099509387

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Edward Rutherfurd tells the story of this great city as no other author could - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed. The novel begins with a tiny Indian fishing village and the Dutch traders who first carved out their hopes amidst the splendour of the wilderness. The British settlers and merchants followed, with their aristocratic governors and unpopular taxation which led to rebellion, war, the burning of the city and the birth of the American Nation. Yet a country that had already rent itself asunder once did so again over slavery. As the country fought its bloody Civil War, the city was torn apart by deadly riots. Hopes and dreams, greed and corruption - they have always been the companions of freedom and opportunity in the city s teeming streets. As the immigrant ships berthed next to Ellis Island in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, they poured more and more Germans, Irish, Italians and Jews into the churning ethnic mix of the city.Deals were struck, politicians corrupted, men bought or assassinated, heiresses wooed, fortunes were speculated on Wall Street and men became rich beyond the dreams of avarice. The heady seesaw of wealth and poverty was seen in the Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, the city s future symbolised by its buildings which literally touched the sky: the Empire State, the Chrysler Building, the Twin Towers. Rutherfurd tells this irresistible story through a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates interweave in the rise and fall, fall and rise of the city s fortunes. It is the story of how in four centuries New York became the envy of the world. And in telling the story through the lens of New York, Rutherfurd brings the story of America itself to unforgettable life in this epic masterpiece. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099509387

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,65
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Arrow (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 4
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Arrow, 2010. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Paperback. A novel that tells the story of New York city - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived at breakneck speed. Num Pages: 1040 pages, maps. BIC Classification: FV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 46. Weight in Grams: 706. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099509387

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,16
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Arrow
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 4
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Arrow. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Paperback. A novel that tells the story of New York city - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived at breakneck speed. Num Pages: 1040 pages, maps. BIC Classification: FV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 46. Weight in Grams: 706. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099509387

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 5
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Cornerstone. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, New York, Edward Rutherfurd, Edward Rutherfurd tells the story of this great city as no other author could - from the epic, empty grandeur of the New World to the skyscrapers of the City that Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed. The novel begins with a tiny Indian fishing village and the Dutch traders who first carved out their hopes amidst the splendour of the wilderness. The British settlers and merchants followed, with their aristocratic governors and unpopular taxation which led to rebellion, war, the burning of the city and the birth of the American Nation. Yet a country that had already rent itself asunder once did so again over slavery. As the country fought its bloody Civil War, the city was torn apart by deadly riots. Hopes and dreams, greed and corruption - they have always been the companions of freedom and opportunity in the city's teeming streets. As the immigrant ships berthed next to Ellis Island in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, they poured more and more Germans, Irish, Italians and Jews into the churning ethnic mix of the city. Deals were struck, politicians corrupted, men bought or assassinated, heiresses wooed, fortunes were speculated on Wall Street and men became rich beyond the dreams of avarice. The heady seesaw of wealth and poverty was seen in the Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, the city's future symbolised by its buildings which literally touched the sky: the Empire State, the Chrysler Building, the Twin Towers. Rutherfurd tells this irresistible story through a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates interweave in the rise and fall, fall and rise of the city's fortunes. It is the story of how in four centuries New York became the envy of the world. And in telling the story through the lens of New York, Rutherfurd brings the story of America itself to unforgettable life in this epic masterpiece. Codice libro della libreria B9780099509387

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,84
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,66
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Random House 2010-07-01, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Random House 2010-07-01, London, 2010. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780099509387

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,48
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: KNV Besorgung
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Buch Quantità: 1
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro KNV Besorgung. Buch. Condizione libro: Neu. Neuware - Paperback edition of Rutherfurd's epic fictional portrayal of New York City, from its origins as an Indian fishing village onwards. Follows the success of similar previous novels, such as 'London', 'Russka', 'Dublin' and 'Sarum'. Blends real history and characters with fictional ones. Rutherfurd has sold over 1.25 million copies of his books. Deutsch. Codice libro della libreria 9780099509387

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,95
Da: Germania a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Edward Rutherfurd
Editore: Arrow (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099509385 ISBN 13: 9780099509387
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Arrow, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0001747009

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,76
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,31
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro