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City of Promise: A Novel of New York's Gilded Age

 
 
Author
Beverly Swerling.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.05 inches
ISBN 9781439136966
Pages/Publication Date 436/2011
Daedalus Item Code 61840
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In this fifth novel in her ongoing historical saga of New York City (following City of God), Beverly Swerling takes us back to 1860s Manhattan, emerging from the Civil War and heading toward its Gilded Age. Joshua Turner comes home from the war with only one leg, yet with his ambition intact. He aspires to build the city's first apartment houses for Everyman—a daring vision that will make him a real estate titan. Mollie Brannigan, raised by her Auntie Eileen in the toniest bordello in town, is resigned at age 22 to spinsterhood, until Joshua finds her at Macy's emporium. In his love Mollie finds a world of possibilities, although a secret from Eileen's past in Ireland may threaten not only Mollie's happiness but her life.

"Riotously entertaining.... Clearly, if Swerling had been my history teacher, I would have paid closer attention."—Washington Post

"With a fast-paced, complex plot showcasing opulent Fifth Avenue mansions, Wall Street pandemonium, deals both fair and underhand, and the rising influence of the ethnic gangs, Swerling expertly interlaces the stories of a Gilded Age couple and their magnificent city." —Sarah Johnson, Booklist

 
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