FROM Nikita Khrushchev’s shoe-banging incident to heartrending scenes from the Titanic disaster, New York has experienced its fair share of world history.
It’s the city everyone thinks they know from films, TV and literature – but, in this book, you’ll find a collection of superb historic locations that other guides don’t mention.
Mark Jones takes us on a remarkable journey – with excellent descriptive histories – that you won’t find anywhere else.
On your historic journey, you’ll see the spot where John Lennon was murdered in a crime that rocked the world of music and robbed it of an irreplaceable personality. Take a stroll around the park where the New York World’s Fair of 1939-1940 was held.
You might want to visit the home of Edgar Allan Poe, the writer famed for his brilliant Gothic style macabre mysteries.
Take a peek inside the famed YMCA where Martin Luther King, Jesse Owens and Malcolm X once stayed, or order a plate of Posillipo at Frank Sinatra’s favourite restaurant.
Walk the decks of a famous World War Two aircraft carrier, and see a 1950s submarine, an original Concorde and the iconic Space Shuttle Enterprise. See the masterpiece of Gothic architecture which was once the tallest building in the world, or bite into a hotdog at the famous seaside playground of New Yorker’s.
There’s more to this metropolis than Times Square and the Empire State
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