Book Review: Chronicles of Old New York by James Roman

This book was much more interesting than I expected. It’s history book chronicling, as the title says, the history of old New York. Being a fan of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist, this was much like reading another story connected to it as NYC is as much a character in The Alienist as any of the other characters are. This book tells more of the story of that character that is NYC. 

Of course this book has no actual connection to The Alienist that is just a connection that my brain made upon starting to read it and getting more and more into it. I couldn’t help but picture it and in that picture the characters of The Alienist wandered. 

Anyway, if ahistorical account of the development and progress of NYC after the United States won their freedom from England sounds interesting to you then you should definitely check out this book. If it doesn’t sound interesting you should still probably give it a chance because it may surprise you. 

It’s written in a very straight forward and easy to follow way. It doesn’t get bogged down in vocabulary of to many details the way some historical books can. It’s very concise but not overly simplified. I like history but I don’t read many non fiction historical books and I still found myself very interested in this one. 

You can buy Chronicles of Old New York on at your favorite book seller right now. 

*i received this book for free via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review* 


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