i really liked this book, but after finishing it, i realized there was no mention of the consolidation of the burroughs into the city of new york. was this an oversight or did the author consider it not an important event?
I agree with P. Meany and Whitehorse. I am a retired American history teacher who taught A.P. U.S. History in the last four years of my career. Overall, I was very impressed by the scholarship that went into "New York", as well as with the characters and strong plot lines. That is why I was disturbed when it was written that "troops were requested from General Grant, the winner of Gettysburg", in order to quell the draft riots of 1863. Anyone with some understanding of the Civil War knows that General Meade was the winner of Gettysburg, while General Grant finally conquered Vicksburg, MS, in early July of 1863.