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    I Never Knew That About New York (Ebury Press) (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Winn

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    DescriptionIn "I Never Knew That About New York", Christopher Winn digs beneath the gleaming towers and mean streets of New York and discovers its secrets and its hidden treasures. You can learn about the extraordinary people who built New York into one of the world's great cities in just 400 years. New York is one of the most photographed and talked about cities in the world but Winn unearths much that is unexpected and unremembered in this fast moving, ever changing metropolis where history is made on a daily basis!


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    Title
    I Never Knew That About New York
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Winn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 391 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091945244
    ISBN 10: 0091945240
    Classifications

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    Edition
    13001
    Edition statement
    1st edition.
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    04 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales, London, the English, Irish and Scottish, the Lake District, Yorkshire, the River Thames and Royal Britain followed. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is www.i-never-knew-that.com.
    Review quote
    "Comprehensive, fascinating, and thoughtfully laid out, this is a great read for the armchair tourist and pavement pounder alike" -- The Library Journal The Library Journal
    Back cover copy
    I Never Knew That . . . - The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for 40 years until 1972 - When Queen Elizabeth II visited Trinity Church in 1976 she was presented with 279 peppercorns in back rent - The Haughwout Building on Broadway was the first commercial building in the world to have a passenger elevator - Broadway's longest-running production, Phantom of the Opera, has been housed in the Majestic Theater since 1988 - Columbus Circle is the point from which all official distances to and from New York are measured - Grand Central Terminal is the largest railway station in the world
    Flap copy
    New York, New York, so good they named it twice – find out why in this exciting new book that gets to the core of the Big Apple. Christopher Winn digs beneath the gleaming towers and mean streets of New York and discovers its secrets and hidden treasures. Learn about the extraordinary people who built New York into one of the world's great cities in just 400 years. New York is one of the most photographed and talked about cities in the world but Winn unearths much that is unexpected and unremembered in this fast moving, every changing metropolis where history is made on a daily basis.