A Voice in the Streets Author:John Tebbel When Timothy Duncan Stevens arrived in New York from Ireland, he had only one desire - to put out a newspaper that would speak for the people, a paper that would be the voice of the people in the streets. Almost immediately he acquired a friend and backer, Jeremiah Temple, who admired Timothy's ambition, though he did not want him near his daugh... more »ter, Vivian.
A Voice in the Streets is a rousing and exciting story of a man's determination overcoming incredible obstacles, of violence and hatred, of friendship and loyalty.
Interwoven with the story of Timothy Stevens is the story of old New York from 1835 to 1860 - the years of the Great Fire, the bank crash, the Draft Riots, and the Civil War. John Tebbel has painted unforgettable vignettes of the residential district on lower Broadway, of the rough and ready section around Five Points, and of the dueling ground in Weehawken. This is a colorful and historically true panorama of a growing city, populated by real men and women, who work and fight, live and love.« less