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This review is from: Here is New York. With a new introduction by Roger Angell (Hardcover)
"The city , for the first time in its long history, is destructible. A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, turn the underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate the millions. The intimation of mortality is part New York now: in the sound of jets overhead, in the black headlines of the latest edition." So wrote E.B.White in 1976 in this shortish treatise on his 'take' on NYC.
Despite the purpose of many essay writers to impart the reader with just one vision of a subject in a slightly self-indulgent manner, this work does not fall into this 'honey-pot' but executes a good job in painting an almost 3D representation of a New York that is instantly recognised and loved by millions of residents and visitors.
An easily readable short book,from the pen of a much regarded Pulitzer Prize winner, highly commendable to Gothamites everywhere.