Monday, April 09, 2018

Jan Morris's six favorite books about New York City

Jan Morris's new book is Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty and Irony.

One of her six favorite books about New York City:
Naked City by Weegee

A celebrated New York photographer portrays his city with its figurative clothes off. Arthur “Weegee” Fellig (1899-1968) was famous for capturing scenes of crime and violence, and most of the pictures in this 1945 book were taken at night. But they are so infused with humor, sympathy, and understanding that they demonstrate a profound love for the city and its people.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue