New York at War

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New York, arguably the most powerful city on earth, is also extremely vulnerable. From its earliest days, a host of dangers -- from Indian warriors and British redcoats to U-boats and terrorist bombers -- have menaced the city, shaping its landscape and character in fundamental ways. In New York at War (Basic Books), historian Steven H. Jaffe offers a riveting account of the attacks, battles, and acts of sabotage that, in threatening this defining American city, have helped forge its very identity. Book signing to follow.

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When: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Martin E. Segal Theater - CUNY GRADUATE CENTER - 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. New York, NY
Sponsor: 
Gotham Center for New York History, CUNY
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