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Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants Paperback – 11 Apr 2005

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (11 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582344779
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582344775
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 678,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Sullivan persuasively associates the truth' he learns about rats with a deeper understanding of both the history of New York City and the essence of mankind."

"The author excels at fluid and witty prose."

." a rollicking, richly drawn history.[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies."

"ÝApproaches¨ his fleet-footed, fast-food-loving quarry with a naturalist's curiosity and a storyteller's fluency."

." a rollicking, richly drawn history.Ýhe¨ offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies."


"Hugely entertaining."

"An urban Thoreau..."

"Sullivan beguiles us with remarkable tales about an inexhaustible topic."

.".. a rollicking, richly drawn history...[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies."

About the Author

Robert Sullivan is the author of The Meadowlands and A Whale Hunt, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He is a contributing editor to Vogue and a longtime contributor to the New Yorker. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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