Format: Paperback; ISBN: 0316010685; Publisher: Back Bay Books; Release Date: Nov 2005; List Price: $14.95; Length: 289 pages + Reading Group Guide in back; Other: Reprint. Condition: Good. Has significant shelfdust and front of cover has a small tear in bottom right-hand corner. Cover is still in overall good shape, binding is uncreased and strong, and pages are otherwise unmarked. Same cover design as that shown here.


Pete Hamill is a New York native who has never stopped loving his city. In this memoir of his life there, he begins with his first sight of the skyline, from Brooklyn, when he was a boy, and goes on to walk the city's streets, from Times Square south to the tip of the island. Mixing history and architecture with personal recollections, Hamill conveys a deep appreciation for New York and an awareness that the basic tolerance New Yorkers develop toward each other is what holds the place together in all its staggering diversity.

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