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Jamaica Bay (NY) (Images of America) (edition 2006)

by Daniel M. Hendrick

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Title:Jamaica Bay (NY) (Images of America)
Authors:Daniel M. Hendrick
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Tags:photos, American history, community, New York City, Long Island

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You do not have to know where Jamaica Bay is to appreciate this book, but it definitely helps, especially if you are a Revolutionary War or colonial history buff, or interested in the New York City area. Wonderful photos and maps bring the reader from pre-colonial times to almost the present day. Along the way we see the role this tiny place played in history, from Dutch settlers to George Washington's troops, early aviation, human clearances for a "higher purpose", pollution and attempts at wildlife recovery. This book also touched me since I read it while the area is still struggling with the effects from Hurricane Sandy this year. Residents and wildlife may take decades to recover, but I hope not. This place, so rich in history and culture, has lessons for us all, some good and some bad. ( )
  PhyllisHarrison | Nov 24, 2012 |
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