Long Island: People and Places, Past and Present
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988. Photography by Harvey Weber. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
Carefully handled. No flaws to note. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Illustrated with 300 photographs, paintings, drawings, documents and maps; 140 plates in full color.
Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Item #007933
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.