Manhattan Phoenix by Daniel S. Levy, Read by Mike Lenz
On the History of 19th-Century Manhattan
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Mike Lenz narrates in a thoughtful style and measured tone that works well for Daniel S. Levy’s history of 19th-century Manhattan, Manhattan Phoenix. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss his storytelling style that propels the narrative forward, letting the dozens of compelling anecdotes tell themselves. There are sometimes chaotic, often revealing stories of fires, riots, diseases, fame, and more. It’s a chronicling of the making of modern New York City, with historical details galore.
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