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Paperback Seeing New York: History Walks for Armchair and Footloose Travelers Book

ISBN: 1566392896

ISBN13: 9781566392891

Seeing New York: History Walks for Armchair and Footloose Travelers

(Part of the Critical Perspectives on the Past Series)

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Since the 1700s, various ethnic and immigrant groups have been shifting and negotiating their place in New York City. Hope Cooke also struggled to find a "correlation of space" and "sense of belonging" when she returned to the city after spending her adult life living in a place in the Himalayas, the Queen of Sikkim (a tiny kingdom near Nepal). Abroad for so long, she returned with an urgent need to rediscover this city, to "find her way home."It...

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interesting subject; interesting writer

This book is a very interesting exploration of old New York, written by an interesting woman, Hope Cooke, who among other things was married to the prince of Sikkim, and (enjoyed?) much publicity in the 60's. I read her autobiography after reading this, but actually, she come across as being much more interesting in this scholarly book. I wish she would write more on the subject of old New York.
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