For anybody who was born there or grew up in its immense shadow,
there can be, no matter how far away you travel in life, only one
place forever known as "The City."
And that city is the real life Oz known as New York. Bestselling
author and journalist Pete Hamill knows this city well. He was born
in Brooklyn and has spent the last four-plus decades exploring the
streets of New York as both a newspaperman and resident.
DOWNTOWN: My Manhattan, is Hamill's brilliant tribute to the city
he loves. It is part history, part memoir, and part elegy.
The book follows the growth of Manhattan from its roots