This book tells the epic story of New York, capturing all of its fluctuating fortunes from the Jazz Age and Depression to the disco era and 9/11. Featuring hundreds of iconic images – uncovered from dozens of archives and private collections – as well as photos from over 150 celebrated photographers, it conveys the indomitable spirit of New Yorkers through portraits, maps, aerial views and more. Written by Reuel Golden. Hardcover, 572 pages. Published by Taschen, 2010. Filled with nearly 600 images from the mid-19th century to today. Features hundreds of quotations from relevant books, songs, shows and movies. Chapter 1 (1850-1913) highlights New York's emergence as America's greatest metropolis. Chapter 2 (1914-1945) traces the boom of the 1920s, the bust of the Great Depression and the construction of the city's most famous landmarks. Chapter 3 (1946-1965) sees New York emerge as a truly international city with the construction of the U.N. headquarters. Chapter 4 (1966-1987) chronicles a period of economic decline and social protests. Chapter 5 (1988-2009) details how the Big Apple rose from lean times only to be devastated by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.