New York Diaries
New York Diaries
1609 to 2009
Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812974256, 486pp.
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
" Today I arrived by train in New York City . . . and instantly fell in love with it. Silently, inside myself, I yelled: "I should have been born here " " Edward Robb Ellis, May 22, 1947
Includes diary excerpts from Sherwood Anderson Albert Camus Noel Coward Dorothy Day John Dos Passos Thomas Edison Allen Ginsberg Keith Haring Henry Hudson Anne Morrow Lindbergh H. L. Mencken John Cameron Mitchell Julia Rosa Newberry Eugene O Neill Edgar Allan Poe Theodore Roosevelt Elizabeth Cady Stanton Alexis de Tocqueville Mark Twain Gertrude Vanderbilt Andy Warhol George Washington Walt Whitman and many others
The most convivial and unorthodox history of New York City one is likely to come across. "The New York Times"
A must-read for anyone who has fallen in love with the Big Apple. New York Journal of Books
An absolute masterpiece. "The Atlantic.
“The most convivial and unorthodox history of New York City one is likely to come across.”—The New York Times
“A must-read for anyone who has fallen in love with the Big Apple.”—New York Journal of Books
“An absolute masterpiece.”—The Atlantic
“An impressive range . . . The voices from the past we hear in these entries reassure us that we’re all part of a great cosmic parade.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR
“Fascinating . . . too compelling to put down.”—Whitney Matheson, USA Today
“Required reading . . . as comprehensive as it is revealing, making the city come alive.”—Susannah Cahalan, New York Post
“My newest favorite browse.”—Alexander Nazaryan, New York Daily News