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Bad Guys Won: A Season Of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo-Chasing, And Championship Baseball With Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, The Kid, And The Rest Of The 1986 Mets, The Rowdiest Team To Put On A New York Uniform, And Maybe The Best
by Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
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Baseball's last great wild bunch--the world champion 1986 Mets--is immortalized in this rollicking story of the arrogant, insane, rock-and-roll, party-all-night team.
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Becoming American, Being Indian: An Immigrant Community In New York City
by Madhulika S Khandelwal
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. During the same period, the make-up of this community has also changed-the highly educated professional elite who came to this... >
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Braving The Waves: Rockaway Rises-- And Rises Again
by Kevin Boyle
Publisher: Rising Star Press 2002
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The true story of the community of Rockaway Beach, New York. Hit hard not only by the events of September 11 but also by a horrific passenger jet plane crash just two months later. Tragic and uplifting coincidence, heroism past and present, and an ending... >
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Crossing The Blvd: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens In A New America
by Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co 2003
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A kaleidoscopic view of new immigrants and refugees living in Queens, New York ? the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States. For three years, Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan traveled the world by trekking the streets of their home borough.... >
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The End of Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
by Larry Samuel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2007
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From April to October in 1964 and 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World's Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America's collective consciousness. Lawrence R. Samuel offers... >
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Hispanas De Queens: Latino Panethnicity In A New York City Neighborhood
by Milagros Ricourt, Ruby Danta
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2003
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What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood? Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities-Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican,... >
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A Modern Arcadia: Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and the Plan for Forest Hills Gardens
by Susan L. Klaus
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2001
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An illustrated history of one of America's most notable experiments in urban design, built in the early twentieth century.
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The Progressive Housewife: Community Activism In Suburban Queens, 1945-1965
by Sylvie Murray
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2003
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Fictional characters, such as June Cleaver, and criticism of suburban domestic passivity, notably Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, have profoundly shaped our popular and intellectual view of the immediate postwar decade. It is this image of... >
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