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New York By Edward Rutherfurd 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

  • Title: New York
  • Author: Edward Rutherfurd
  • ISBN: 9780385521383
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New York By Edward Rutherfurd 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,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.
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    1. Jackie Ullerich on said:

      Edward Rutherfurd is an exceptional historical fiction author His attention to details, the character development, the emotion, the settings, the multi generations bring his books to life If historical fiction is a genre you love and you haven t read any of his books yet, it s a must And perhaps New York is the perfect Rutherfurd novel to start with.Why 1 It s told in sequence, no jumping from the past to the present like in Paris, so it might be easier to follow for some The novel starts when N [...]

    2. Sean Kennedy on said:

      I like reading somewhat trashy historical family sagas, but I was expecting a little diversity in this book following four centuries of the history of New York and the people who lived in it After all, New York is a hubub of multiculturalism, but this book ends up being overwhelmingly Anglocentric The African American family disappear halfway through the story, the Italians get a few chapters and then only a few cameos, and the Puerto Ricans just a few appearances as the friends of the main cha [...]

    3. Tracy on said:

      I love this book So much so that I wrote an article about it The author managed to tell not only the historical story of the city but also conveys the changes in mood, attitude, and life for New Yorkers over the centuries For example, the way the characters relate to each other during the Revolutionary War, such as the concern for the whole rather than the individual, is vastly different from how they interact at the close of the book during the summer of 2009 and as it should be The only fault [...]

    4. Jim on said:

      People came here for freedom and, hard though the way up might be, they found it To make it, you needed the work ethic No matter how hard things were, New Yorkers never gave up This was a fascinating story that encompassed over 300 years Starting in 1664 when present day New York City was a Dutch fort and trading post through 2009 as New Yorkers, and America, showed it s resilience following the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001 There are many stories that make up this novel Each story is [...]

    5. Katherine Coble on said:

      It was only my love for Edward Rutherfurd in general that kept me slogging through this book Sarum was the book that converted me to a Rutherfrudite it s still one of my all time favourites That book was clearly personal than New York, because Rutherfurd gave it both a strong sense of time and place that kept me riveted His characters were part of the fabric of their time and place, and the story was memorably strong New York, on the other hand, feels like a publisher s mandate to an author Kee [...]

    6. Jim on said:

      It s a good book But don t expect diversity in the story Rutherford tailors his narrative pretty closely to the experiences of the Masters to the detriment of the other families Rutherford has chosen to avoid aspects of New York Five Points the Harlem Renaissance the infant film industry Broadway that could have been mined for fascinating reading It s the narrowness of the focus that really is the most frustrating aspect of the book It s a good book, but it s not diverse.

    7. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      New York is an amazing, detailed and powerful novel, a chronicle of many people who were able to call this city home over decades of time.

    8. Suzanne on said:

      It s no secret that Edward Rutherfurd is at the top of my list when it comes to favorite authors of historical fiction I have been dying to read his latest New York since it first came out I decided to wait, however, and put it on my book club reading list Finally, the wait was over, and was it ever worth the wait In New York, Rutherfurd opens the novel in the year 1664, when the city was just a settlement called New Amsterdam Like his other novels, the author takes a family or two, and carries [...]

    9. Michelle on said:

      I really enjoyed most of this book It s for anyone who likes novels that provide great history along with fiction this novel traces the history of New York my problem is that he dropped the storyline for the African American family story line without much ceremony as if African American families didn t have a role in modern New York.

    10. Shari on said:

      Like Rutherfurd s other novels, New York A Novel is a massive book It would require dedication and time to read also patience for the story begins in the 17 century, during the Dutch colonization, to the 9 11 destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001 That s 3 centuries of history Still, in spite of its length, the story didn t linger very long in some eras The author highlighted the most historic and momentous events the coming of the British, the war of independence, the financial rise of t [...]

    11. nettebuecherkiste on said:

      DE Rezension untenAnother Rutherfurd novel I really enjoyed Of course, it s not sophisticated literature, but Rutherfurd s concept is ideal for history nerds like myself, I love looking all kinds of things up and studying maps while reading enjoyable fiction.Im fr hen siebzehnten Jahrhundert gr nden niederl ndische Siedler an der S dspitze der amerikanischen Insel Manna Hatta eine Siedlung, die sie Neu Amsterdam nennen Etwa 50 Jahre sp ter haben sich Kaufleute dort niedergelassen und einen besch [...]

    12. Jennifer (JC-S) on said:

      New York is the true capital of America This novel begins, in 1664, with a tiny Indian village and Dutch traders It ends in 2009 with an epilogue In between, the journey through the generations of the fictional families Mr Rutherfurd has created traverses many of the major events in the history of both New York and America From New Amsterdam as a Dutch trading settlement, through the period of British colonisation, and the War of Independence, the creation of the American nation, and the Civil W [...]

    13. MarcA. on said:

      Another thoroughly enchanting and engaging historical fiction by Edward Rutherford A master of the James Michener School of long, exhaustively researched, examinations of important historical places, achieved by creating compelling narratives at crucial points along the historical timeline that bring to life for the reader the place and the events that make it matter Some years ago, I read Rutherford s London in the hope that it would enhance my enjoyment of a then planned visit to the great cit [...]

    14. Sarah on said:

      30 CDs I think this is the longest audiobook I ve ever listened to I was trying to remember how long the Harry Potters were, but I think this one wins.And, ohhhh, it was good I love me a good epic, and Rutherfurd always delivers This looooong adult novel covers the history of New York from the natives on Manhattan island to the fall of the World Trade Center Several families are followed along the way, and the intertwining of them all makes the epic fascinating to follow This kind of book is why [...]

    15. Regina on said:

      Fantastic thoroughly enjoyed this book and made me want to go out and get his other ones I love history and have had a fascination with New York since I was a little girl The author weaves the stories of his fictional characters against the backdrop of all the major events in New York s past so easily, it s almost impossible to tell you re getting a history lesson at the same time I will definitely be exploring Edward Rutherfurd s other books.

    16. Anja on said:

      Review in danish, as the book was read in danish but wuaw Med fare for at lyde forudindtaget jeg har l st flere andre af hans b ger med samme 5 stjernede resultat s er denne bog den bedste saga historie fiktion jeg har l st Det siger jeg hver gang, at jeg l ser Edward Rutherfurd Han er n af mine absolut favorit forfattere indenfor historisk fiktion genren, s er det p plads L seren bliver via familien Master f rt gennem Ny Amsterdam s historie senere New York med udgangspunkt i byens f dsel i 160 [...]

    17. Alison Merle on said:

      My dad gave me this book for Christmas and I am very glad he did because I m not sure I would have picked it up on my own but I really enjoyed it The story traces the lives of members of the Master family and a few other families who become connected to them beginning in the mid 17th century and continuing through to the present.I literally couldn t put this book down, I was totally immersed in it and carried it with me everywhere I went for weeks just so I could read it whenever I had a minute [...]

    18. Kari on said:

      An epic historical novel that begins in 1664 and ends with the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001 The story focuses mainly on the Master family and spans generations Throughout the years, the Master family members are linked in different ways to other ethnic groups, so a lot of side stories develop All of the stories take place in New York, so the city becomes a central focal point with a life of its own We learn about the early Dutch settlements, the local Indian villages, the War of In [...]

    19. Dorothy on said:

      Disappointing Recommended by a friend whose taste I trust, but I couldn t finish it John Masters is like an Early American Forrest Gump not too bright and lots of famous people make cameo appearances in his life Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, John Jay, etc I stopped reading after about 250 pages and just skimmed bits to the end I enjoyed Sarum and thought Rutherfurd was a good storyteller, but his writing seems really simplistic in New York and I was bored.

    20. David on said:

      I don t know how Edward Rutherfurd does the research to write these immense historical novels about different times and places My first Rutherfurd novel was Sarum, which covered the entire history of England from the earliest Celts to the modern day New York doesn t go back quite so far only to the 1600s, and the beginnings of New York, but as with Sarum, it spans centuries of history by following the ups and downs of several families, who grow up in and with the city, sometimes leave and return [...]

    21. Lisa (Harmonybites) on said:

      My first Rutherfurd work was Sarum, his novel telling the story of the history of England by focusing on five lineages down the centuries in the area around Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral The style wasn t anything special, even clunky at times, and with almost 9,000 years of history to cover, few characters ever felt fleshed out It was a novel broad than deep it was historical fiction, almost dramatized history text than stories with history as a backdrop All of that can also be said of Ne [...]

    22. Bou on said:

      In 1664 in the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, a Dutch settler with the name of Van Dyck begins a family tree that will span multiple generations, up until the 9 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Married into the Master family, the generations will span about 350 years.Due to good marriages and well off merchants, the Master family thrives and will even in the stock market crashes of 1907 and 1929 keep their fortunes.Apart from the Master family, there are some parallel families who are al [...]

    23. Eileen on said:

      Edward Rutherfurd writes historical novels that start in the early days of a particular city or country and leaps through history by 2 3 generations at at time, weaving a tale of families that are intertwined Each family has particular traits and trades which evolve with the history of the place I ve read all his books because I enjoy this style and was eager to read this one since it was about New York city, and Manhattan It wasn t a hard read none of his books are but it was a long one, and it [...]

    24. Tiffany on said:

      The thing with New York is that it tries to capture New York city through many, many narratives in one book which I find is the central issue to the book This is the kind of story that needs to be in a mini series because of the history and the amount of people who helped build New York to what it is today I really dislike the fact, that the moment you get into one story it suddenly jumps to a new story The author does not give you enough time to get into each character and learn how New York de [...]

    25. Steven Cassidy on said:

      I have always thoroughly enjoyed Rutherfurd His Sarum was a seminal book and captured my imagination This one is just as long and goes from New Amsterdam all the way to 9 11 The early chapters are very enjoyable and one of them shows a slaves view of early New York which was fascinating.If I have any quibbles only that characters do tend to exit off stage I wanted to know what happened to the flawed Margaretha De Styl, the Dutch merchants character who did the dirty on the elderly slave but she [...]

    26. Debbie on said:

      Interesting for someone who has no knowledge of New York history.

    27. Aries on said:

      In vista della prossima partenza per la mia amata Grande Mela, ho deciso di immergermi in un mood adeguato dedicandomi alla lettura del non esile romanzo di Edward Rutherfurd New York non un saggio sulla storia della citt , non una semplice sequenza di vicende l ambientate, ma la storia di chi quella citt l ha fondata, vissuta, vista crescere, crollare, rinascere.Non si tratta neanche di un unica storia, se vogliamo, ma di squarci pi o meno lunghi sulle vite di alcuni personaggi, famiglie, stirp [...]

    28. thewanderingjew on said:

      New York is a well researched, wonderful inter generational saga that spans several centuries, from the mid 1600 s until 2011 It traces the generations of several families through feast and famine, prosperity and poverty, hope and despair Many of the characters develop and reconnect seamlessly and realistically, as time goes by The amazing history of New York is told wondrously in this novel, while adhering to the facts perfectly, albeit using a mixture of real and fictional characters Several f [...]

    29. Joy H. on said:

      Added 4 18 10 _New York The Novel_ first published in 2009 UPDATE 10 8 13When I first partially read the hard copy of this book in 2010 or 2011 , it didn t draw me in However, I decided to try the book again So I listened partially to the audio version of this book via our local library s digital audio books.The first part of the book tells of the early days of Manhattan when it was owned by the Dutch and also when the English took over Quash, an African slave, is often the narrator He tells abo [...]

    30. KatieMc on said:

      A showcase of New York history from 1664 to the present day, told through the stories of several New York based mostly old money Anglo and Dutch families I initially found it very frustrating because the narrative would switch to a new character generation just as something interesting seemed to happen There isn t a plot in the traditional sense, and once I accepted the tempo, I started to enjoy it Don t feel bad if you completely forget character names because they come and go.Linking the peop [...]

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