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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.
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Useful, broadly informative, and amazing. -- The New York Times, 23 July 1939
Bought the book once, lost it while walking around the streets of New York with it, bought a second copyPublished 4 months ago by Rogers, William
Awesome Book! For any amateur historian? This is like a time machine back to 1940, a very different world! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thomas P. Mccreesh
I have a collection of books about New York. I perfer to read about it these days more than visit it, because I want to remember a time when you encountered something other than a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Douglas B. Barr
I haven't read any of the Guides yet, but I just finished reading "Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America" by David A. Taylor. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Alfred T. Miles