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Origin of New York City’s Nickname «The Big Apple»

Second Revised and Expanded Edition


Gerald L. Cohen and Barry A. Popik

Contents: Chronological listing of «The Big apple» quotes – Apples regarded as very special – John J. Fitz Gerald as the key figure in popularizing «The Big Apple» (NYC racetracks, 1921ff.) – Role of Charles Gillett, 1971 – Tracing the development of «The Big Apple» dance – «Big Apple» incorrect etymologies – Bibliography.