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At the start of this book, the author focuses on the history of Great Neck, especially in the 1920s when it became a popular destination for rich celebrities. For example, I had no idea before reading this book that F. Scott Fitzgerald briefly lived there, and that the "West Egg" of the Great Gatsby was there.Most of this book, however, focuses on the middle of the 20th century, when Great Neck shifted to a more ordinary rich Jewish suburb. This part of the book, full of names and dates, might b...