Budding historians may well enjoy two additions to the paper-over-board Great Cities through the Ages series. New York by Paige Weber holds an array of facts and illustrations about the birth and growth of the city, including the construction of numerous landmarks (plus a timeline of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge), descriptions of milestone events and famous people (such as Andy Warhol); factoids include fun trivia (e.g., 3,500,000 people use the subway daily in New York City). Paris by Renzo Rossi does the same for the French capital, an area with a history dating back before the Roman Empire (when it was known as Lutetia Parisiorum). Information includes the historical origins of the area, details about the French Revolution and the city's world-renowned art and architecture.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2003 Release date: 08/01/2003 Genre: Nonfiction