A New Book Showcases Bronx History

Posted on August 18, 2010, 5:37 pm
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With a population of more than one million and covering over 42 square miles, the Bronx is a vibrant part of New York. But what was the Bronx like in the early 1900s, and how does it compare to now?

In a new book from Arcadia Publishing, authors Kathleen A. McAuley and Gary Hermalyn showcase the borough’s rich history in a personal way through vintage and contemporary photographs.

In their introduction, the authors proclaim that “oftentimes what happens in the Bronx is reflected in the rest of the country years later. The borough of the Bronx is a microcosm of the nation.”

Highlights of The Bronx:

• Displays historic photographs beneath modern-day snapshots of the same location, displaying the contrast between the past and present
• Provides a richness and understanding of life in the past that words cannot express
• Categorizes the chapters based on regions: Northwest Bronx, Northeast Bronx, Southeast Bronx and Southwest Bronx
• Includes a few aerial pictures showing areas of the Bronx that are very different today

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888-313-2665 or ArcadiaPublishing.com.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Book Signings to Be Held in the Bronx

Book Launch & Signing
Tuesday, October 5
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Bronx History
Valentine-Varian House
3266 Bainbridge Avenue & East 208th Street
Bronx NY 10467
For more information, call (718) 881-8900.

Book Signing
Wednesday, November 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
For more information, call (718) 681-6000.

Book Signing
Wednesday, November 10
6:00 p.m.
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue)
Bronx, NY 10458
For more information, call (718) 579-4246.

Jonas Bronck is the pseudonym of the publisher, managing the content and operations of The Bronx Times.™ / Bronx.com - the largest daily news publication in the borough of "The" Bronx with over 1.5 million annual readers. Publishing under the alias Jonas Bronck is our humble way of paying tribute to the person, whose name lives on in the name of our beloved borough.