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Babe Ruth: Launching The Legend
by Jim Reisler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2004
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As America's pasttime was still reeling from the Black Sox scandal of 1919, Red Sox player Babe Ruth was traded to the New York Yankees for $125,000. Who could have known that this business transaction would turn the 1920 season into a magical one and... >
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The Bronx
by Evelyn Gonzalez
Publisher: Richard Altschuler & Associates, Inc 2004
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Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a... >
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Bronx Ecology: Blueprint For A New Environmentalism
by Allen Hershkowitz
Publisher: Island Press 2002
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In 1991, environmental scientist Hershkowitz decided to transform an abandoned railway yard in the South Bronx into a world-scale recycling mill that would take advantage of the 12,600 tons of paper discarded in New York City daily. Ten years later,... >
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The Bronx Then & Now
by Stephen M Samtur
Publisher: Back In THE BRONX 2002
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With more than 300 pictures, you can visit the old neighborhoods, candy stores, apartment buildings, department stores, schools, and 50 photos of movie theaters - the way they were then and the way they are now after years of changing. See what once was... >
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By the El, Third Avenue and Its El at Mid-Century
by Lawrence Stelter (Author), Lothar Stelter (Photographer)
Publisher: 2007
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This is a handsomely produced paperback of vivid photos and old-timers' reminiscences of the Third Avenue Elevated trains that dominated the skyline of Manhattan and the Bronx. Its 200+ photos are mostly from the years shortly before the El was abandoned... >
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Hands To Work: The Stories Of Three Families Racing The Welfare Clock
by LynNell Hancock
Publisher: Morrow 2002
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In this illuminating examination of the current state of welfare policy -- five years after the start of President Bill Clinton's Personal Responsibility Act of 1996 -- award-winning veteran reporter and writer LynNell Hancock offers an intimate,... >
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by Jonathan Mahler
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005
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The strange life of New York City in 1977 is recounted in this kaleidoscopic history. Arguing broadly that that year can be read as "a transformative moment for the city, a time of decay but of regeneration as well," Mahler, a contributing writer for the... >
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A Legend In The Making: The New York Yankees In 1939
by Richard J Tofel
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee 2002
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Here is the story of perhaps the greatest team in baseball history and of one of the game's most remarkable seasons. With Babe Ruth having retired but Lou Gehrig still in his prime, the Yankees in 1939 won their fourth consecutive world series — and... >
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Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son
by Tony Castro
Publisher: Brassey's 2002
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Both an explosive biography of one of the world's most fascinating and enduring sports heroes and a telling look at the American society of his time, "Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son" is the product of six years of research by former "Sports... >
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, And Coming Of Age In The Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Publisher: Scribner 2002
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Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. With an immediacy made possible only after ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses the... >
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Rescuing The World: The Life And Times Of Leo Cherne
by Andrew F Smith
Publisher: State University of New York Press 2002
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Leo Cherne's life brimmed with paradox and improbability. He was born in the Bronx to a poor, immigrant, Jewish family, and yet rose to the heights of economic and political power in WASP America. A successful entrepreneur and an unofficial advisor to... >
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South Bronx Rising: The Rise, Fall, And Resurrection Of An American City
by Jill Jonnes, Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2002
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Jill Jonness recounting of the rise, fall, and resurrection of the Bronx has become a classic of urban history. In this new edition, she describes in a new final chapter the extraordinary and monumental rebuilding of the borough by the grass-roots groups... >
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Tilting At Mills: Green Dreams, Dirty Dealings, And The Corporate Squeeze
by Lis Harris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2003
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It is New York City in 1992. Unaware of the heartbreak he will encounter, the veteran environmentalist Allen Hershkowitz proposes developing a major recycled-paper mill in the city. He's tired of being outgunned too often by industry lobbyists in... >
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War At Home: A Novel
by Nora Eisenberg
Publisher: Leapfrog Press ; Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution 2002
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Billed as a "memoir novel," this book by Bronx native Eisenberg is a tenderly written yet harrowing portrayal of a family's disintegration in the years after World War II. Lucy Lehman is just a child when her father returns from the war. According to... >
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White Boy: A Memoir
by Mark Naison
Publisher: Temple University Press 2002
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For our generation, writes Fordham University African-American studies professor Naison, part of becoming American was becoming culturally black.' In this forthright and thoughtful memoir, Naison (Communists in Harlem During the Depression), who became,... >
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Yankees Century: 100 Years Of New York Yankees Baseball
by Glenn Stout, Dick Johnson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co 2002
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The definitive narrative history of the world's greatest sporting franchise, published to coincide with the centennial of the team. Pinstripes and pennants. Aprils and Octobers. The House That Ruth Built in the city that never sleeps. A century of... >
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