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Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 – 1919 Book Talk

Join the Seaport Museum as Mike Wallace discusses his new book, Greater Gotham

DetailsNovember 02, 2017
Melville Gallery

Book Talk | Thursday, November 2 | 6:30 pm 

Join the Seaport Museum as Mike Wallace discusses his new book, Greater Gotham, the continuation to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898.

This event will be held at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street. Books on sale at the event or purchase general admission with book to receive a 30% discount off of the cover price. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Reception to follow book talk.

Greater Gotham, written by Gotham co-author Mike Wallace gives us New York on a whole new scale, moving from national to global prominence, driven by restless ambition, political turmoil, immigrant hopes, and Wall Street capital, aspiring to be the biggest and best at everything—to control every aspect of the country’s cultural and commercial life and, by the end of World War One, to overtake London as the financial capital of the world.

“[An] eloquent sequel… Wallace’s dynamic contribution to urban history focuses on the marginalised and working class as well as the top one-percent, expanding our vision of the past in innumerable ways.” — Jane Ciabattari, BBC Culture

Mike Wallace is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History. He is the co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History. Wallace lives with his wife, the Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa, in Brooklyn and Coyoacán.

NYC Ferry makes getting to the South Street Seaport easy with connections from Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan to Wall St / Pier 11.  From Pier 11, walk north on South Street and make a left onto Fulton Street. The South Street Seaport Visitor Center is located at 12 Fulton Street.

$10 (free for South Street Seaport members) | $40 Copy of Book and General Admission | Purchase Tickets