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Downtown by Pete Hamill
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Nov 12, 07

bookshelves: non-fiction, history, new-york, highly-recommended
Recommended for: lovers of new york, admirers of the craft of writing
Read in September, 2007

Absolutely fantastic. Equal parts travel guide, history book, and memoir. Hamill takes his readers along on a walk uptown from the battery to Times Square, recounting historical notes on places he passes and sharing personal attachments to each place, spinning off into memories of a writer's life in New York. A New Yorker to the bone, Hamill never loses his sense of wonder at the beat and pulse of the city.
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