City of Islands
By (author) Jake Rajs
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New York by Jake Rajs
Book DescriptionThe islands that form New York City are far more subtle and varied than the five that can be seen from the air. In this spectacular portrait of the great metropolis, renowned photographer Jake Rajs juxtaposes iconic views--the Empire State Building, the Hudson River skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge--with unheralded neighborhoods and hidden places throughout the five boroughs. Pete Hamill's literary portrait perfectly complements Rajs's visual presentation. This lively and compelling view traces the history of the city from its beginnings as an Indian hunting and fishing ground to the early years of settlement by immigrants from all corners of the world to the numerous and overlapping islands that now make up the city as a whole. First published in a deluxe edition in 1998, this unique presentation is now available to all who are eager to explore the city that fascinates the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580931830
(170mm x 220mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Monacelli Press
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jake Rajs
Jake Rajs has traveled across America and throughout the world, capturing the image and spirit of place. His work is widely published and his books include the highly acclaimed "America," "The Hudson River," and "Between Sea and Sky: Landscapes of Long Island's North Fork." Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He has served as editor-in-chief of both the "New York Post" and the "New York Daily News." He has published eight novels, including the best-selling "Snow in August," as well as the memoir "A Drinking Life."
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