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ISBN 1-948697-09-2
ISBN 13 978-1-948697-09-5
Price $22.95
Size 5.5 x 8.5
Format Paperback
Category History/New York City

The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York

New York Times correspondent Junius Browne shares his insider's view of New York City in the mid-19th century just as it was blossoming into the city we know today. 

With wit and culture Junius Browne, the prototypical New Yorker, provides a comprehensive tour of his city.  Curmudgeonly yet compassionate, Browne describes — and has an opinion about — just about every facet of the teeming city.  He takes a look at the rich and the poor, the police and the roughs, churches and theatres, raconteurs and restaurants, the Bowery and the bohemians, as well as charities and the emerging women's rights movement.  As a newspaperman, he shares his views on the many newspapers that were published in his time — and how each catered to a very specific constituency.  Browne also provides profiles of famous New Yorkers such as Horace Greeley, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Susan B. Anthony.

Rich with drama, humor and humanity, The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York will take you on a personal tour of what Browne calls, "The city destined to be the largest in the world."

About the Author

Junius Henri Browne was born in Seneca, New York in 1833.  He was a graduate of Saint Xavier College, Cincinnati.  He became a correspondent during the Civil War and was taken prisoner.  After the war he wrote for the New York Times, New York Tribune, and various other journals and periodicals.  Browne was married and had three children.  He died in 1902 in New York City.