Based on the acclaimed PBS documentary, this World Trade Center Memorial Edition of Gateway to America is both a comprehensive guidebook and an inspired illustrated history. In loving detail, award-winning journalist Gordon Bishop tells the story of the historic New York/New Jersey triangle that was the window for America’s great immigration wave in the 19th and 20th centuries. Bishop’s informative and heartfelt text is complemented by the extraordinary color photography of Jerzy Koss.
In addition to commemorating the World Trade Center (with stunning pre- and post-9/11 photographs by Koss), this special edition of Gateway to America takes readers on a visual tour of Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, and six other Gateway landmarks: Liberty State Park, Governors Island, Battery City Park, South Street Seaport, Newport, and the Gateway National Recreational Area. Other features include a foreword by Nobel Laureate Dr. Arno Penzias, directions to the various Gateway attractions, and an index.
Gateway to America is a must-read for history buffs and Gateway visitors alike, and a book any American will treasure.
“This book is the tale of that thrilling, grand adventure. With skill and love, Gordon Bishop, distinguished journalist and activist, has done full justice to that adventure. He has told the story well.”
— Belva Plain
2003 | 200 pp/softbound