An overdue and well-deserved encomium to a largely denigrated chapter in [New York] city's history. -- The New York Times, July 27, 2008
Will appeal both to readers who were at the fair and those who'd like to learn about it. -- Library Journal
From the Back Cover
--Philip E. Schoenberg, President, New York Talks and Walks "On the eve of opening day, a 12 billion candlepower beam of light was turned on over the fairgrounds, visible from New Haven, Connecticut, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and outshining Times Square. Soon the world's largest fountain would be turned on and a 610-bell carillon would ring out `There's No Business Like Show Business.' Already a highly contentious political battleground and social phenomenon, `the single greatest event in history' was finally about to begin."
--From The End of the Innocence