Un ouvrage si volumineux ne peut pas avoir tort! Le Professeur Kenneth T. Jackson fait incontestablement autorité sur la question de New York, et il a su regrouper dans son encyclopédie tous les chercheurs dont la ville est le domaine de prédilection. Il est vrai que contrairement à ce qui a pu être écrit, l'encyclopédie est réservée à un public averti, elle ne pourrait peut-être pas servir de source primaire pour un travail de recherches, mais sa précision et ses détails en font un incontournable outil, dont on se servira pour recouper des informations ou approfondir des analyses. Un must!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A great reference book and history.17 novembre 2000
Par Eric V. Moye - Publié sur Amazon.com
Another reviewer said it best: Every New Yorker ought to own this book. It is huge, and chocked full of obscure facts about literally every facet of New York life. Sure, we all know who Bronck was, and working my way through Gotham, I learned about the Delancey family. But here, looking up the old neighborhood, I was able to find out how streets got their names, and so much more. Want to know who won Mayoral elections? Look here. Want to know which newspapers were published and when? Again, look here. Searching one entry will guarantee that two or three or ten others will pop into mind. It is great for specific knowledge and for just browsing. Not even the most knowledgeable New Yorker could read through this book and not learn some things. A wonderful reference work.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Thank you, Mr. Jackson29 janvier 2003
Par Rocco Dormarunno - Publié sur Amazon.com
If you are a student of New York City or among the millions who love it, Kenneth Jackson's mammoth Encyclopedia is indispensible. I began using it as a reference book for my novel, The Five Points. Before I knew it, I was reading it from cover to cover. What a ride! What an achievement! While loaded with gorgeous illustrations, this is no coffee table book. This is a fact-filled guide to assist the serious student and amorous admirer through the intricacies of the greatest city on Earth. And unlike most books about New York City, this encyclopedia actually covers the other four boroughs, not just Manhattan! The enormous effort that went into this book will be gratefully acknowledged by anyone who reads it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5An Invaluable Guide to the City2 décembre 2010
Par Mr. Truthteller - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is simply a great book about a great city. I especially like that it covers all five boroughs and not just Manhattan as many other NYC reference works focus on Manhattan. NYC is more than just Manhattan and that is part of what makes the City so fascinating and so alive. This is not simply an excellent reference book but the best general reference book I have ever seen on all aspects of the history of all parts of New York City.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Settle all bets around the dinner table.2 juillet 2004
Par Graham Campbell - Publié sur Amazon.com
This tome, as I like to think of it, is spectacular in it's scope. It covers everything from hospitals that have long since closed, to details about the city's aqueduct water transportation system. You usually go to the book, in order to look up a specific piece of information, but spend hours perusing entries you never heard of and discovering things about America's largest city that make you gasp. If you live in New York, get this book. It holds an essential place on any New Yorker's bookshelf.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5For New Yorkers or just curious - full marks.16 novembre 2002
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Just make sure you have plenty spare time when you pick this volume up. It is so addictive - you look something up, then something else catches your eye and before you know it two hours have passed. I love New York and this book has definately increased my pleasure and knowledge of the city.