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The Bronx is one of the boroughs of New York City. It is the northernmost of the five boroughs and the only one primarily on the mainland. It gets its name from the Bronx River, which was named for Jonas Bronck, who created the first settlement as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639. The Bronx borough is identical in extent with Bronx County, the last of New York state`s 62 counties to be legally created (in 1914).
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler.
A kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City and particularly The Bronx in 1977, The Bronx Is Burning is the story of two epic battles: the fight between...