Gotham rising has 22 ratings and 7 reviews jennifer jc s said this book sets out to be the story of the decade in which new york rose to become the . The skyscraper can trace its ancestry back many years millennia in fact before the existence of new york city the book of genesis tells the story of babel the babylonian city in which noahs descendants tried to erect the mythological tower come let us build for ourselves a city and a tower whose top will reach into heaven. The title and cover photograph of jules stewarts gotham rising new york in the 1930s i b tauris 29 is just what you would expect from a journalist and historian raised on comic book superheroes. Gotham rising presents a riveting fast paced and entirely convincing case for the 1930s being the most significant and the most fascinating decade in the history of new york city
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