Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City (Paperback)
George Perkins Marsh Prize, American Society for Environmental History
VSNY Book Award, New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America
Hornblower Award for a First Book, New York Society Library
James Broussard Best First Book Prize, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
--Joseph Rykwert, Times Literary Supplement "Tells an odd story in lively prose...The city McNeur depicts in Taming Manhattan is the pestiferous obverse of the belle epoque city of Henry James and Edith Wharton that sits comfortably in many imaginations... Taming Manhattan] is a smart book that engages in the old- fashioned business of trying to harvest lessons for the present from the past."
--Alexander Nazaryan, New York Times