Brooklyn

Brooklyn appears in numerous chapters of Rutherfurd's New York, starting with the first chapter, in which it is a Dutch settlement. In 1776, part of the action in the 'War' chapter concerns the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. The 'Brooklyn' chapter tells the story of the Jewish Adler family who live in Brooklyn in the 1950s.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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