City of Promises

City of Promises

A History of the Jews of New York, 3-volume box set

City of Promises

by Howard B. Rock , Deborah Dash Moore , Jeffrey S. Gurock , Annie Polland , Daniel Soyer and Diana L. Linden

Published by: NYU Press

1000 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814717318
  • Published: September 2012



·       “Bold, well-researched and beautifully-illustrated… A remarkable accomplishment.” – Jonathan D. Sarna, Chief Historian, National Museum of American Jewish History

·       “Prodigious research and lucid prose.” – Hasla R. Diner, Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History

·       “A riveting account… Polland and Soyer bring the city’s spaces to life.” – Beth S. Wenger, Director, Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania

·       “Masterful and sensitively drawn… a penetrating blend of distinguished scholarship and acute observation… A vivid, richly detailed, and endlessly fascinating narrative… Balanced, engrossing, and learned. Read and enjoy!” – Thomas Kessner, Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York Graduate School

·        “Lively, much-needed… All three volumes are briskly paced, well-researched and insightful.” – Starred Kirkus

·       “A highly valuable and vastly immersing study.” – Publishers Weekly

·        “An important contribution to our understanding of New York’s Jews.” – The Buffalo Jewish Review

·        “Will long remain an invaluable resource.” – Choice

“A whopping big yarn, a moveable feast of a story.” – Jewish Review of Books