Victory City: New York and World War II
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: Non-members $38; Members $24
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While World War II raged overseas, the city of New York was flooded with refugees, servicemen, and politicians who joined an already rich tapestry of ethnicities, cultures, and ideas spanning the five boroughs. Discover how one of history’s deadliest wars transformed New York and forged the careers of New Yorkers such as Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Moses, and Langston Hughes.
John Strausbaugh, a journalist and cultural commentator, is the author of Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II. Richard Brookhiser (moderator), a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, is a journalist, biographer, and historian.Buy tickets/get more info now