Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

New York: The Growth of the City Hardcover – May 3, 2007


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover, May 3, 2007
$9.48
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Compendium Publishing (May 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905573480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905573486
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
1
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cautious Buyer on May 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book has numerous inaccuracies so, if you care about learning about the growth of New York City, this is NOT the book to buy. For example, on page 19, the map has designated Long Island as being part of Connecticut! (Long Island, with a population of over 7.5 million people, has an area of 1401 square miles (3629 km2), and is the largest island in the continental US.) A sample minor error is a photo on page 67 facing north, but the description says it is facing south. I bought the book because it has interesting photos and illustrations and appears to be a useful compact history... but I can't trust the information in it, which makes it pretty useless! On the internet, I can find no other books by or information on the author M J (Martin) Howard; he is described on the cover as a writer who "specializes in North American history and places" who has "authored and ghost-written nearly twenty books." Scary! The publisher is Compendium Publishing in the UK (also unfindable on the internet), and the book was printed in China. Appears that no American brains, knowledge or fact checking went into production of this book. This is an attractive book, but beauty is only skin deep.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
The error mentioned (on page 19) in the other review of this title was corrected in the second printing- the other minor error is just that- minor. Many illustrated books published in the US are printed in China, and this has no bearing on the quality of the book or content. This is a fine title with excellent content.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search