Item description for The Little Big Book of New York by Lena Tabori...
The Little Big Book of New York is full of everything that makes New York, well, New York. There are the defining recipes, songs, poetry, and literature, of course. But there's also the history of all sorts of different aspects of the Empire state, from Immigration to the Mob, and facts that will wow even the most "been there, done that" New Yorkers. For example, did you know that some 80 odd years ago there were twice as many people riding the subways as there are today? Hard to believe, but true! Never before has the Greatest City in the World been distilled down into one, hefty little package. Illustrated with vintage postcards, linens and ephemera, this book brings back to life the New York of Old, while remaining true to energy and grandeur that is alive and well in the Big Apple today. It will include: SHORT STORIES AND EXCERPTS from Caleb Carr, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Wharton, Truman Capote, Henry James, Toni Morrison, Betty Smith, Mary McCarthy, and E.L. Doctorow, among others. POEMS by Sara Teasdale, E.E. cummings, Hart Crane, Emma Lazarus, Langston Hughes, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Frank O'Hara, Ezra Pound, Audre Lorde, and many more. FACT SPREADS including Famous New Yorkers, Books and Movies set in New York, The Hudson River, Moments in History, Skyscrapers, and Sports.
Natasha Tabori Fried is Managing Editor of Welcome Enterprises. She has co-edited The Little Big Book of Chills and Thrills, The Little Big Book of America, and The Little Big Book for Life for Welcome Books. She lives in New York City. Lena Tabori has conceived and edited numerous books including Love: A Celebration in Art and Literature (with Jane Lahr for STC), The Little Big Book for Dads (with H. Clark Wakabayashi for Welcome), and The Little Big Book of Christmas (for William Morrow).
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2" Width: 7" Height: 7" Weight: 1.96 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Welcome Books
ISBN 1932183027 ISBN13 9781932183023
Availability 0 units.
More About Lena Tabori
LENA TABORI is publisher of Welcome Books. She has conceived and edited numerous titles in her career, including Love: A Celebration in Art and Literature (STC) and many of the Little Big Book series, including The Little Big Book for Grandmothers. Her two daughters are partners at Welcome Books. ALICE WONG is project director at Welcome Books. She has conceived, produced, and edited numerous titles, including many from the Little Big Book series (among the Boys and Girls). She has three little ones.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Big Book of New York?
Little Big Book of New York Apr 24, 2008
This is a very intersting and fun book especially for those of us who have or do spend considerble time in the City. Both recent and historical information is helpful and often intriguing.
The Little Big Book of New York (Little Big Book (New York, N.Y.), 16th.) Feb 12, 2007
Brought it for my daughter and she loves it. After reading thru it we brought another one for a gift for a friend. Has lots of info on NY and not only the city. Our family is from NY and now living in GA and it was nice to go down memory lane and learn more about places and that we had either been to or lived in. We love all the little big books haven't had a bad one yet.