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Author Bookbinder, Bernie.

Title Long Island : people and places, past and present / Bernie Bookbinder ; photography by Harvey Weber.

Published [New York] : Abrams, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail f  974.721 BOOK    AVAILABLE
Edition [Updated ed.].
Physical description 278 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
Notes "A Newsday book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index.
Summary The history of Long Island is as rich and fascinating as that of America itself. This popular account has been updated with a new chapter devoted to the tumultuous and eventful postwar years. Long Island: People and Places, Past and Present reconstructs events through the words of the people who experienced them and presents life through the eyes of those who lived it. Former Newsday reporter and editor Bernie Bookbinder covers the crucial episodes that shaped Long Island, from its glacial origins to the present day, when it has become a bellweather of trends for the rest of the nation, and from Brooklyn Heights to Montauk Point.
For those who know of Long Island largely as an exit on the Expressway, a round of golf at Bethpage Sate Park, or a day at Jones Beach, this book will introduce the harshness and peril of colonial settlements, the cruelty and humiliation of British occupation, the romance and danger - and stench - of whaling, the buzz of early airplanes that looked like box kites and only sometimes flew, the glamour and gangsterism of the Jazz Age, and the bigotry and terror of the Ku Klux Klan and the German-American Bund. The Long Island of today and yesterday can also be experienced through the handsome full-color plates, archival photographs, paintings, drawings, documents, and maps reproduced in this volume. Together they reveal the natural beauty and historic charm of the people and places that determined the area's destiny.
Subject Long Island (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- History.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 0810942550