:

product description page

Broadway : A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles by Fran Leadon - Unabridged (CD/Spoken Word)

Broadway : A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles by Fran Leadon -  Unabridged (CD/Spoken Word) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Broadway takes us on a mile-by-mile journey that traces the gradual evolution of the seventeenth-century's Brede Wegh, a muddy cow path in a backwater Dutch settlement, to the twentieth century's Great White Way. We learn why one side of the street was once considered more fashionable than the other; witness construction of the Ansonia Apartments, Trinity Church, and the Flatiron Building and the burning of P. T. Barnum's American Museum; and discover that Columbia University was built on the site of an insane asylum. Along the way we meet Alexander Hamilton, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon, Emma Goldman, "Bill the Butcher" Poole, "Texas" Guinan, and the assorted real estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into a living paradigm of American progress, at its best and worst. Broadway tells the vivid story of what is arguably the world's most famous thoroughfare.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: History, Architecture
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Highbridge Co
Author: Fran Leadon
Language: English
Street Date: April 17, 2018
TCIN: 53649543
UPC: 9781684410620
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-9983
$28.45
MSRPReg: $44.99 Save $16.54 (37% off)

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.