This guide to 29 short walking tours presents a fresh and immediate way to experience the East Side of New York City by bringing its buildings and rich, colorful history to life. Outlining the famous and historic residences and the famous (or infamous) people who lived in them, including acts or deeds performed while living there, each tour lasts between 15 and 90 minutes and is accompanied by a map. Brief anecdotes, stories, and descriptions of key events complement each tour, and approximately 500 people are covered on the walks, including Polly Adler, Bertold Brecht, Truman Capote, Montgomery Clift, William Randolph Hearst, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Edward Hopper, Marilyn Monroe, Georgia O'Keefe, Cole Porter, Eleanor Roosevelt, J. D. Salinger, Alfred Steiglitz, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.
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Author Biography - Stephen W. Plumb
Stephen W. Plumb is a research librarian at the James J. Hill Library in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a former director of the State of Minnesota Legislative Reference Library and newspaper librarian at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is the author of Notable New York: The West Side & Greenwich Village. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.