For a city like no other comes an eBook like no other. The New York Chronology: 1970s (Bonus) tells the epic story of a tumultuous decade in a great city’s history.
The New York Chronology: 1970s (Bonus) is an inaugural eBook for the iPad organized around a single decade drawn from The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present (HarperCollins, 2004) Trager’s massive and comprehensive chronology of New York City that charts its history from the Lenape Indians and arrival of Florentine navigator Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524 to 9/11 and beyond.
With impeccable scholarship, humor and an astonishing level of detail, Trager’s information-packed entries straddle 20 separate categories that define this great metropolis. Turn to any year and you’ll get a vivid sense of what life was like for New Yorkers at that time — the political and financial developments that shaped their lives; the books, magazines, and newspapers they read; the restaurants, nightclubs, shows and sporting events that entertained them; the fitful progress of their neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, public works, transportation systems, and the labor that built it, the roads, bridges, and tunnels they drove on and through and the policies that inched it toward the present.
The New York Chronology: 1970s (Bonus) is a lively, informative and eBook that gives both native New Yorkers, those who love (and hate) the Big Apple and the curious alike an informative and immersive stroll through its glittery and sometimes mean streets during a redefining decade when a U.S. president told its residents to “drop dead” and related developments from a decade that redefined the city.
Of course, New Yorkers themselves hold center stage, and The New York Chronology: 1970s (Bonus) is loaded with eye-opening and colorful stories about its famous, infamous, and long-forgotten inhabitants. From society events and publicity stunts to scandals and murders, here are scores of offbeat tidbits that you simply won’t find in a more conventional history. Handsomely illustrated, it is an entertaining and essential book for New York lovers — an homage as grand as the city itself.
The fall of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the Weathermen’s accidental explosion of a Greenwich Village townhouse, the Kanpp Commission’s investigation of police corruption, McSorley’s Old Ale House admitting its first female patron, the World Trade Center, the closing of the Fillmore East and the opening of CBGB, the Ali-Frazier “Fight of the Century,” the murder of gangster Joey Gallo, the Vignelli subway map, the Knicks and Yankees’ championship runs, the “Son of Sam” serial killings, the blackout of ’77, the release of Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets, Times Square’s spiral into decay and the steel-and-glass development of Midtown, Mayor Abe Beame and the city’s fiscal crisis, John John Paul II’s visit, Philippe Petit’s high-wire exploits, the bombing of Fraunces Tavern, the Blue Angel nightclub fire, the ascendency of Mayor Ed Koch, the Lufthansa heist . . . these are just a few of the dizzying array of heroes and heels, events and advents covered in this comprehensive and informative digital tome.
At 200 pages and with more than 700 entries, 400 classic images, 150 archival YouTube links, and a snappy design, The New York Chronology: 1970s (Bonus) is a one-of-a-kind reading, viewing and learning experience.
Apocalypso Media LLC is a new eBook publisher that will issue previously released and unreleased historical chronologies written by the late James Trager, author of the acclaimed The People’s Chronology: A Year-By-Year Account of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present (Holt, 1994) first published in 1979 and featured on Microsoft’s Bookshelf reference suite.
James Trager’s lauded catalogue includes historical chronologies covering subjects that range from automobiles to food, women, and New York City to name just a few. Widely regarded as among the premier authors of historical timelines, Apocalypso Media LLC is proud to make Trager’s venerable canon available for eBooks on iOS.