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For a city like no other comes a book like no other. The New York Chronology: 1960s (Premier) tells the epic story of a tumultuous decade in a great city’s history.
Apocalypso Media LLC announces the release of The New York Chronology: 1960s (Premier) by James Trager.
The New York Chronology: 1960s (Premier) 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 so much more.
Of course, New Yorkers themselves hold center stage, and The New York Chronology: 1960s (Premier) 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.
Adam Clayton, Powell, Jr., Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev's controversial visits, Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Lincoln Center, Bob Dylan and the Greenwich Village folk music renaissance, the destruction of Ebbets Field and Penn Station, Roger Maris’ 61st home run and the Miracle Mets, newspaper and mass transit strikes, blizzards and a blackout, Freedomland and the World’s Fair, the Beatles’ gigs at Shea Stadium, John Coltrane at the Village Vanguard and the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore East, the Harlem riots and the assassination of Malcolm X, the murder of Kitty Genovese, “Murph the Surf” and the great Star of India jewel heist, the steel-and-glass development of Midtown, Mayor John Lindsay’s ascendancy, Andy Warhol and the emergence of Pop art, the groundbreaking at the World Trade Center, the “new” Madison Square Garden, advertising in the Mad Men era, the Stonewall uprising, Fiddler on the Roof and Hair on Broadway, the landmarking of the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square’s spiral into decay, Joseph Mitchell and Joe Gould, Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley . . . 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 225 pages and with more than 700 entries, 350 classic images, 1800 Wikipedia links, 150 archival YouTube links, and a snappy design, The New York Chronology: 1960s (Premier) is a one-of-a-kind reading, viewing and learning experience sure to draw New Yorkers and all those intrigued by the protean city into a now bygone era when the city that never sleeps was wide awake.
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) featured on Microsoft’s Bookshelf reference suite.
NOTE: Sample pages screenshots have been substantially edited and streamlined to best give a sense and flavor of material covered and do not reflect entirety of the rich content included in the eBook.