Finally, with Brad R. Tuttle's How Newark Became Newark, we have an exceedingly fresh and bold historical narrative that at once dignifies the city's complicated past and informs what must be known about its tenacity and endurance. Not since John Cunningham's Newark has any author contributed so mightily to our understanding of Newark's importance to American urban history.--Clement Alexander Price,professor of history, Rutgers University, Newark
An absorbing and impressive 'biography' of our city, tracing both major influences and a strong cast of colorful, often corrupt characters. One must be impressed with Newark's resilience given the powerful forces Tuttle's book portrays that could have defeated the forces for good. --Fr. Edwin D. Leahy, O.S.B.,Headmaster, St. Benedict's Preparatory School, Newark
About the Author
Brad R. Tuttle, a journalist, is the author of The Ellis Island Collection: Artifacts from the Immigrant Experience.