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Hell Gate : a nexus of New York city's east river

Title
Hell Gate : a nexus of New York city's east river / Michael Nichols.
Author
Nichols, Michael, 1951-
Publication
  • Albany : State University of New York Press, [2018]
  • ©2018

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TextUse in library JFE 19-8Schwarzman Building - Milstein Division Room 121

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Description
viii, 151 pages; 23 cm.
Series Statement
Excelsior editions
Uniform Title
Excelsior editions.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Call Number
JFE 19-8
ISBN
  • 9781438471402
  • 1438471408
LCCN
2017053073
Author
Nichols, Michael, 1951- author.
Title
Hell Gate : a nexus of New York city's east river / Michael Nichols.
Publisher
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2018]
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Excelsior editions
Excelsior editions.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"Part history and part memoir, Hell Gate tells of a man's excursions along and then through Hell Gate, a narrow stretch of water in New York City's East River, notorious for dangerous currents, shipwrecks, and its melancholic islands and rocks. Drawn to the area by his fascination with its name--from the Dutch Hellegat, translated into English as both "bright passage" and "hell hole"--What begins as a set of casual walks becomes a foray into landscape and history as he traces through these idyllic and hellish images in an attempt to discover Hell Gate's hidden character and the meaning of its elusive name. The book is a loosely constructed set of sketches, organized as a kind of tour, that take place along the edge of the river and then in a rowboat in the river. Scenes and events are described as they present themselves; history and lore are freely mixed with contemporary scenes."--Provided by publisher.
Research Call Number
JFE 19-8
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