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“An effective protest against hasty and indiscriminate demolition.” (Atlantic Monthly )

“Meticulously details the ignominy and economic folly that attended the destruction of one of New York’s most impressive public places.” (New York Times )

Praise for SUBWAYS:“A breezy historical overview, taking us back to the pre-subway days when the streets of New York were almost impassable . . . through the heroic days of underground tunnel construction and the nickel fare, we come to see why. . . the subway was the great emancipator. (New York Times Book Review )

Diehl tells the story rich in detail, with intelligence and infectious—though never blind—enthusiasm.” (Christian Science Monitor )

“I loved this book and all the great memories it captured.” (Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation )

“Lorraine Diehl has done it again. This is an evocative look at New York City during the Second World War; it is an enthusiastic, personal, immensely entertaining book, and a story about a city joining together to overcome the greatest challenge of the 20th Century. Brava!” (Ken Burns )

Praise for THE LATE, GREAT PENNSYLVANIA STATION:“Diehl has now brought the station vividly back to life with a highly readable and beautifully illustrated tribute.” (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post )
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ISBN-10:  0061431346
ISBN-13:  978-0061431340
Author:  Lorraine B. Diehl
Genre:  History
Publisher:  Smithsonian
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review by . June 01, 2010
This is a fascinating book that has a tremendous number of photos that adds greatly to the reader's enjoyment of it. The writing is sprightly, but the book conveys the sense of fear and peril that many New Yorkers felt, at least at the beginning of the war. This fear was fueled by the hystrionics of Mayor LaGuardia, who constantly spoke about almost imminent attack on the city. In his defense, however, he did ensure that the city's civil defense areas were up to date and ready for anything.    T …
Over Here!: New York City During World War II
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