Tyler Anbinder publishes acclaimed book City of Dreams
Tyler Anbinder has released his latest book, City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York (2016), with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book, hailed as "A defining American story of millions of immigrants, hundreds of languages, and one great city," has already received critical acclaim.
Praise for City of Dreams:
“The story of how those waves of millions cascaded upon American shores is told brilliantly, even unforgettably…while this is a New York story, it really is an American story, one that belongs to all of us.”
"A tale of tragedy and triumph that comes with political teeth...Anbinder is a master at taking a history with which many readers will be familiar—tenement houses, temperance societies, slums—and making it new, strange, and heartbreakingly vivid. The stories of individuals, including those of the entrepreneurial Steinway brothers and the tragic poet Pasquale D’Angelo, are undeniably compelling, but it’s Anbinder’s stunning image of New York as a true city of immigrants that captures the imagination."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Like the City of New York itself, Tyler Anbinder’s City of Dreams is a marvel — a work of astonishing breadth and depth that weaves many threads into a compelling whole. Anbinder’s vibrant narrative stretches from the Dutch of New Amsterdam to the Fujianese of Sunset Park, from the Draft Riots to the Crown Heights riot, depicting waves of immigrants who have overcome persistent nativism to transform the city, the nation, and themselves.”
—T.J. STILES, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies Custer’s Trials and The First Tycoon