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"A smart and entertaining window on the city of the past."

The New York Times



How much do you actually know about the streets of New York, even if you walk them every day? Do you really know who's buried in Grant's Tomb? Is it true that they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Inside the Apple (Free Press), a lively, comprehensive history of New York, brings to life the city's fascinating and dramatic past for locals, tourists, and anyone eager to know the greatest city in the world.

The first narrative history of New York City to offer practical walking tour know-how, Inside the Apple is multi-purpose and therefore unlike any other book available today. First and foremost, it's a fast-paced but thorough history that unfolds in 182 bite-sized chapters. It can be read straight through as a continuous history, or used as a miscellany, since each chapter focuses on a discrete event, person, or place of historical interest. But it can also be used as a historical walking tour guide thanks to 14 self-guided tours supplemented by maps and step-by-step directions.




"As a longtime New Yorker, I never tire of walking the streets and uncovering something new about the world's most fascinating city, where every street has a story to tell. Inside the Apple is a gem of a book, filled with nuggets about New York's extraordinary past, from the sidewalks up. Whether you are a tourist exploring for the very first time or a seasoned walker in the city, this book is a must." 

 Kenneth C. Davis,
author of the bestsellers America's Hidden History and
Don't Know Much About  History 


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