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The WPA Guide to New York City: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s New York (American Guide) Paperback – September 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: New Press, The (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565843215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565843219
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #739,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This and several similar guides were sanctioned by the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s. Published in 1939, WPA Guide, which was praised by the New York Times as "one of the best books ever published about New York," dissects the wicked city in minute detail with the aid of maps and photos. With the American Library Association meeting in Manhattan next July, this book will help librarians brush up on the Big Apple.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Useful, broadly informative, and amazing. -- The New York Times, 23 July 1939

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The descriptions of the city in 1939 are facinating to read.
Robert O. Knecht
What happened to 42nd street- it looks like disneyland now, makes me wanna just about barf!
Douglas B. Barr
Anyone interested in New York City will find this book absolutely fascinating.
Rob

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rob on June 17, 1999
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Anyone interested in New York City will find this book absolutely fascinating. Imagine being transported to the City's golden age -the years during which America was emerging from the Depression---and before being thrust into World War Two. The City is chronicled neighborhood by neighborhood and includes interesting historical background information. With this book you will see New York through the eyes of the past; One of my all time favorites.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul S. Jellinek on January 11, 2009
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Part of a massive government-sponsored writing project to help put the nation's writers back to work during the Great Depression, the WPA Guide to New York City takes the reader back to the New York City of the 1930's, neighborhood by neighborhood, block by block, building by building. You can almost taste the blintzes on the Lower East Side and the aroz con pollo in Spanish Harlem. This remarkable book about our nation's most remarkable city is as close to time travel as you can get--and what a trip!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. T. Creecy on July 28, 2008
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This is the third copy of this book I've bought over the years; I gave the other two to New Yorkers.

Like the rest of this long series of guides to U.S. destinations, it was written under the Roosevelt-era W.P.A. by an array of higly talented, highly unemployed writers.

If you love the City, or even are curious as to What Went Wrong, this particular guide is a great work. Wonderful Black and White photos, and fine writing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert O. Knecht on June 26, 2007
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This well written guide had intersting facts about this - the greatest city in the world. The majority of the buildings described are still standing. The descriptions of the city in 1939 are facinating to read. Well worth reading if you are planning to visit 21st century New York and a must for any New Yorker
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roman Pitio on March 8, 2007
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A facinating treasure trove of detailed and documented information on New York's neighborhoods. The bibliorgaphy is an invaluable but often neglected resource. Despite its extensive detail, the text is a facinating read.
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