Cohen, Gerald Leonard
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Thu Feb 3 21:18:02 UTC 2005
Such a work is already planned: _Origin of New York City's Nickname "The Big Apple"_, 2nd edition. (I authored the first edition, 1991, and Barry Popik followed it up with his extraordinary research, particularly on turf-writer John J. Fitz Gerald. The second edition will be co-authored by Popik and me.) -- Likeliest date of publication: 2006.
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> Isn't it time for someone to do a thesis on the genealogies of all the various accounts of how the Big Apple got its name? Who cited whom & when, and why was that version preferred over another, etc? It's clear there must be masses of material, even if only publication in periodicals were to be used.
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