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Terror

Blackout

Hurricane 

Recession

Pandemic

A symphony of contemporary New York told through the magnificent words of its people - from the best-selling author of Londoners.

In the first 20 years of the 21st century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city's best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time - and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people. 

Vibrant and bursting with life, New Yorkers explores the nonstop hustle to make it, the pressures on new immigrants, people of colour and the poor. It captures the strength of an irrepressible city that - no matter what it goes through - dares call itself the greatest in the world. 

Drawn from millions of words, hundreds of interviews and six years in the making, New Yorkers is a grand portrait of an irrepressible city and a hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.

©2021 Craig Taylor (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Immerse yourself in the bustling city

This has been a very interesting book. I've always thought of visiting the city but never had the chance too. hearing stories of the actual people transported me to a different world. very nice

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Great addition

he's done one for London so it follows the same format and is quite interesting for dipping in and out

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Absorbing listen.

I listened to this book over three days and simply immersed myself in the voices and stories. I have been to New York twice and have my own impressions of a city in decline , living off its past glories, which nonetheless seems to consume its residents to whom being a New Yorker seems to be an occupation in itself. Very interesting is the common assumption that everyone is equally impressed with it and that it is so incredibly , amazingly amazing. And yet the undercurrent of anger and the sense that the city is not what it was comes out too, from very different people. I really enjoyed this book and found it illuminating . Read it now, while it is still relevant as I suspect that big changes are coming.