is a great book, and a long story. Be sure to reserve plenty
of time to listen, because you will want to come back to it
again and again. It is addicting. If you are interested in
the history of New York, this audiobook is a goldmine of information.
Strausbaugh takes history to another level. If you thought
you knew everything about the history of the U.S., you haven’t
read this book. John Strausbaugh makes history interesting
and informative with this unique delve into the original movers,
shakers, and builders of New York. The narration is superb
and is a definite plus to the presentation. While you have
heard of La Guardia International Airport, learning of the
man himself is an interesting story. He presents an intriguing
picture of the life, times, and hard work of the New York
immigrants and how they formed the city into what it is today.
Fascism was at an all-time high in New York during WWII with
so many German immigrants. Future entertainers like Bernie
Schwarz (Tony Cutris) and famous song writers and musicians
from Tin Pan Alley present the all-American story. FDR and
the New Deal formulate the underpinning of New York’s
economic wealth, enough to run the entire country. So much
narration is right on. He is articulate and focused. He lends
much to the interest of the material presented in the audio.
This book has all the elements of a perfect marriage between
historical biography and tall tale, just enough to make it
a top-notch intrigue as well. Listen and learn; it is a fun
and formative story.