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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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