Downtown: My Manhattan

by Pete Hamill | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0316734519 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookczukwing of Charleston, South Carolina USA on 6/25/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saw this at a charity chop for about a dollar. Heading to New York City tomorrow. This seemed like an omen. One of my favorite authors.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Friday, July 04, 2008
Splendiferous book, and a great thing to be reading while in New York City. I learned a great deal, and have sent quoted passages to guyczuk, who is in NYC this summer.

Reserved for javaczuk and guyczuk, if he wishes.

Amazon Editorial Review:

A rich historical and personal portrait of Manhattan from the bestselling writer who is for many the living embodiment of the city.

Manhattan, the keystone of New York City, is a place of ghosts and buried memory. One can still see remnants of the British colony, the mansions of the robber barons, and the speakeasies of the 1920s. These are the places that have captivated the imaginations of writers for centuries. Now Pete Hamill brings his unique knowledge and deep love of the city to a New York chronicle like no other.

During his 40 years as a newspaperman, Pete Hamill has been getting to know Manhattans neighborhoods and inhabitants intimately, bearing witness to their greatest triumphs and tragedies. From the winding, bohemian streets of Greenwich Village to the seedy alleyways of the meatpacking district and to the weathered cobblestones of South Street Seaport, Hamill peels back the layers of history to reveal the citys past, present, and future.

More than just history or reporting, this is an elegy by a native son who has lived through some of New Yorks most historic moments, and who continues to call this magnificent, haunted city his home.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbookczukwing at on Monday, July 14, 2008

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