"Unlike any other atlas ever previously published, Virga’s book is a dazzling, singularly splendid vision of the world and of people’s places within it. ...if you buy only one book this year, this must be the one."
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"A gripping and absorbing book whose words and pictures immerse you in the great sweep of American history."
" ...a sumptuous visual chronicle of the life and times of America... the captions sparkle brightest, adding context while offering surprising information."
--The New York Times
"I enjoyed Gaywyck very much. To me a fascinating mixture of Wilde, the Gothic and, above all, the souls laid to rest in New York."
--Angus Wilson, 1980
"I read it at least twice a year and am on my third copy."
--John Lawrence, 5 star customer review, Barnes & Noble, 2006