Victory City: John Strausbaugh
Where: New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863 Price: Free
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Life during wartime: a history of 1940s New York.
While World War II created and destroyed nations, powered economic growth, and brought the rise and fall of fascism, it also created the conditions for New York City to emerge as a new global capital. A city of servicemen, politicians, and saboteurs; Nazi, Fascist, and Communist sympathizers; war protesters and conscientious objectors; gangsters and profiteers; poets and painters, atomic scientists and spies. In Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II, John Strausbaugh tells the story of New York City’s war years and provides readers with new insights into the greatest city on earth during a particularly transformative time in human history.
John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village , has been writing about the culture and history of New York City for a quarter of a century.Buy tickets/get more info now