City of God
A Novel of Passion and Wonder in Old New YorkBook - 2008
It is Mahattan in old New York, and the nation struggles to find a compromise between slave and free, but hears the drums of war. Into this churning cauldron comes young Dr. Nicholas Turner. Nick knows that the discoveries of antisepsis and anesthesia promise medical miracles beyond the dreams of ages. He learns that to make such progress reality he must battle the city's corrupt politics and survive the snake pit that is Bellevue Hospital, all while resisting his love for the beautiful Carolina Devrey, his cousin's wife.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Characteristics: xvi, 522 p. ;,24 cm.