Nassau Suburbia, U.S.A. the First Seventy-Five Years of Nassau County, New York 1899 to 1974
Smits, Edward J.

New York: Friends of the Nassau County Museum Distributed By Doubleday, 1974. F x + 303 pages; useful bibliography & index. Inscribed and signed by the author on the half-title page, "To Joan Schrier - with best wishes Edward J. Smits" Thoroughly black and white illustrated with photographs from the Nassau County Museum collections; (from the dustjacket information): "...records the events that shaped the essence of this unique suburban county, with such highlights as Charles A. Lindbergh's dramatic transatlantic flight from Nassau's potato fields, the cradle of American aviation, and the fabulous Gold Coast estates that created the great Gatsby era. ..problems, too-rum running during prohibition, KKK intolerance, and the complexity of governing and providing schools for an exploding population...Theodore Roosevelt and Robert Moses...a scholarly work that will provide a needed reference for writers, researchers..."; Approx. 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" size; light wear to dustjacket; in very good condition; interesting Nassau County Long Island history. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24771)


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