The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel, Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor

The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel, Jr., Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor

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“Randel is endlessly fascinating, and Holloway’s biography tells his life with great skill.”—Steve Weinberg, USA Today John Randel Jr. (1787–1865) was an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor. Renowned for his inventiveness as well as for his bombast and irascibility, Randel was central to Manhattan’s development but died in financial ruin. Telling Randel’s engrossing and dramatic life story for the first time, this eye-opening biography introduces an unheralded… (plus)

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Editeur: W. W. Norton & Company (11 février 2013)

Format: EPUB

Nombre de pages: 336 pages

Taille du fichier: 12,05 Mo

Protection: DRM

Langue: Anglais


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