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'Equivocal Masculinity: New York Dada in the Context of World War I'
by Amelia Jones
Publisher: Art History 2002
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25 To Life: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth
by Leslie Crocker Snyder, Tom Shachtman
Publisher: Warner Books 2002
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Snyder recalls that, shortly after she began working as an assistant prosecutor in Manhattan, "I began to understand that there was, indeed, pure evil in this world." Although she now serves as a trial court judge, that early insight continues to temper... >
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722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 1995
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New York City's rapid transit system, the longest in the world, was built between 1904 and 1940, and initially was operated as three separate lines (Interborough Rapid Transit, or IRT; Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit, or BMT; and the Independent System, or... >
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Act Of Creation: The Founding Of The United Nations: A Story Of Superpowers, Secret Agents, Wartime Allies And Enemies, And Their Quest For A Peaceful World
by Stephen C Schlesinger
Publisher: Westview Press 2003
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When President Roosevelt died in April 1945, the plans for a United Nations suddenly fell into peril. Many wondered if the unassuming new president from Independence, Mo., would postpone the long-planned San Francisco conference scheduled to begin in two... >
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Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City
by Ivor Miller
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi 2001
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Derided as graffiti by outsiders, hailed as "writing" by the artists themselves, spray-can art glowed as a whole new art genre in the 1970s. Its practitioners made New York City's subway cars their moving canvas. Though helpless in checking its... >
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After The Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, And The Party That Ignited The Great Wall Street Scandal Of 1905
by Patricia Beard
Publisher: Harper Perennial 2004
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After the Ball is the story of the dramatic events of 1905, when James Hazen Hyde, the flamboyant young heir to the majority shares in the billion-dollar Equitable Life Assurance Society, became the central figure in the most far-reaching financial... >
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After the World Trade Center: Rethinking NYC
by Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Routledge 2002
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The September 11 attacks transformed all of New York City, not just the historic financial district of Lower Manhattan. In AFTER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, the eminent social critics Michael Sorkin and Sharon Zukin call on eighteen of New York's best... >
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Al Capone: A Biography
by Luciano J Iorizzo
Publisher: Greenwood Press 2003
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For more than 70 years, the name Al Capone has been equated with wealth, violence, and corruption. This concise biography helps separate the myth from the man, and is a perfect starting place for students interested in the man known as "Scarface, " who... >
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Alfred E. Smith, The Happy Warrior
by Christopher M Finan
Publisher: Hill and Wang 2002
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Alfred E. Smith lost the 1928 presidential election by a landslide. Herbert Hoover and the Republicans sailed into office on a wave of prosperity, the promise of a chicken in every pot, and the support of the Ku Klux Klan. The brash, Catholic... >
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Alfred H. Barr, Jr., And The Intellectual Origins Of The Museum Of Modern Art
by Sybil Gordon Kantor
Publisher: MIT Press 2003
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Growing up with the twentieth century, Alfred Barr (1902-1981), founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, harnessed the cataclysm that was modernism. In this book--part intellectual biography, part institutional history--Sybil Gordon Kantor tells... >
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Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer
by Dorothy Norman
Publisher: Aperture 1990
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Norman draws upon her own close association with Stieglitz (1864-1946) and upon his own words (many of which she herself recorded) to present a warm portrait of the great photographer who was a focal figure of the modern art movement in America. Includes... >
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All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene In The 1960s
by Daniel Kane
Publisher: University of California Press 2003
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Kane's volume is the first to tackle the period in New York's downtown literary history most closely tied to the group of poets known as the "Second Generation New York School," including Bernadette Mayer, Ted Berrigan, Ann Waldman, Ron Padgett and Lewis... >
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The Almighty Latin King And Queen Nation: Street Politics And The Transformation Of A New York City Gang
by David Brotherton, Luis Barrios
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2004
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This book chronicles the astounding self-transformation of one of the most feared gangs in the United States into a social movement acting on behalf of the dispossessed, renouncing violence and the underground economy, and requiring school attendance for... >
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American Mafia: A History Of Its Rise To Power
by Thomas A Reppetto
Publisher: H. Holt 2004
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Organized crime—the Italian American kind—has long been a source of popular entertainment and legend. Now Thomas Reppetto provides a balanced history of the Mafia's rise—from the 1880s to the post-WWII era—that is as exciting and readable as it... >
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American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century
by Christine Stansell
Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company 2000
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From Publishers Weekly: They were novelists, artists' models, secretaries and chess whizzes; their ranks included Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Margaret Sanger and John Reed. A few were wealthy, many were poor, and they gathered in shabby saloons... >
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American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl And The Making Of The Beat Generation
by Jonah Raskin
Publisher: University of California Press 2004
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As he follows the genesis and the evolution of Howl, Jonah Raskin constructs a vivid picture of a poet and an era. He illuminates the development of Beat poetry in New York and San Francisco in the 1950s--focusing on historic occasions such as the first... >
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Around Washington Square: An Illustrated History Of Greenwich Village
by Luther S Harris
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2003
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Describing Washington Square, Henry James wrote that it was as if the wine of life had been poured for you, in advance, into some pleasant old punch bowl. Created in 1826 through the visionary efforts of philanthropist and New York City mayor Philip... >
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Art for the Masses: A Radical Magazine & Its Graphics, 1911-1917
by Rebecca Zurier
Publisher: Temple University Press 1988
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As the preeminent left-wing American magazine in the years before WW I, the Masses was not only a forum for writers (John Reed, Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Walter Lippmann), but also a "museum without walls." Drawings and cartoons by Ashcan School... >
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Art Of The Steal: Inside The Sotheby's-Christie's Auction House Scandal
by Christopher Mason
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2004
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The Art of the Steal is the explosive inside story--the only book to tell the whole truth and dish the dirt--of one of the most fascinating big-business trials of the new century--the price-fixing scandal that rocked the auction world and put one of the... >
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Artists On The Left: American Artists And The Communist Movement, 1926-1956
by Andrew Hemingway
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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This remarkable book is the first to examine in abundant detail the relation between visual artists and the American Communist movement during the twentieth century. Andrew Hemingway charts the rise and decline of the Communist Party's influence on art... >
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Asphalt Gods: An Oral History Of The Rucker Tournament
by Vincent M Mallozzi
Publisher: Doubleday 2003
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Highlighting a little-known piece of New York history, Mallozzi, a sports editor at the New York Times, documents the Harlem basketball institution called the Rucker Tournament. Begun in the 1950s by young, Harlem-born Holcombe Rucker, the tournaments... >
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The Assassination of New York
by Robert Fitch
Publisher: Verso Books 1993
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Robert Fitch's The Assassination of New York unearthed Gotham's great secret: how its multinational banks and landowning families, led by the Rockefellers, scuttled the City's matchless port and planned the destruction of its once rich manufacturing... >
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Automat: The History, Recipes, And Allure Of The Art Deco Masterpieces
by Lorraine B Diehl, Marrianne Hardart
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers 2002
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A coin-operated glass-and-chrome wonder, Horn & Hardart’s Automats revolutionized the way Americans ate when they opened up in Philadelphia and New York in the early twentieth century. In a country where the industrial revolution had just taken hold,... >
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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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Back Then: Two Lives In 1950's New York
by Anne Bernays, Justin Kaplan
Publisher: Morrow 2002
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Written in two separate voices, here is Anne Bernays's and Justin Kaplan's double memoir: a candid, anecdotal account of two children of privilege, one from New York's East Side, the other from the West Side, who came of age in the transformative 1950s.... >
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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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Better Than Gold: An Immigrant Family's First Years in Brooklyn
by Fannie Silver
Publisher: Jewish Heritage Project, Inc. 1998
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Memoir/Jewish American culture. Published posthumously, "Better Than Gold" is a collection of 29 brief stories that recall the life of a young Jewish immigrant girl, Fannie Silver, growing into womanhood in the New York City of the early twentieth... >
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Book Row: An Anecdotal And Pictorial History Of The Antiquarian Book Trade
by Marvin Mondlin, Roy Meador, Madeleine B Stern
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers ; Distributed by Publishers Group West 2004
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The city has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of 14th Street in Manhattan, mostly on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place. There, for nearly eight decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, thrived... >
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Boricuas In Gotham: Puerto Ricans In The Making Of New York City
by Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Angelo Falc?n, F鬩x V Matos Rodriguez, Antonia Pantoja
Publisher: M. Wiener Publishers 2004
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This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York's Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors the memory... >
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Born To Steal: Born To Steal: A Life Inside The Wall Street Mafia
by Gary R Weiss
Publisher: Warner Books 2003
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Weiss, a business journalist, tells the fascinating story of Louis Pasciuto, a man "born to steal," who grew up in the Wall Street Mafia, was caught by law enforcement at age 25, and then turned against his former accomplices. With engrossing detail, we... >
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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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Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon And The Making Of New York Culture
by Daniel R Schwarz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 2003
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While analyzing Damon Runyon’s work in terms of historical contexts, popular culture, and of the changing function of the media, Schwarz argues that Runyon was an indispensible figure in creating enduring images of New York City culture, which spurred... >
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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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The Brooklyn Film: Essays In The History Of Filmmaking
by John B Manbeck, Robert Singer
Publisher: McFarland & Co 2002
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This collection of essays on the topic of Brooklyn as portrayed in film, includes a discussion of race relations in films dealing with Brooklyn, the story of Jackie Robinson as shown on film, the changing face of cinematic Brooklyn and some thoughts on a... >
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Brooklyn Steel-Blood Tenacity
by Frank J. Trezza
Publisher: Publish America 2007
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This book will take the reader into the world of shipbuilding where the working Poor of Brooklyn built Super Tankers in the old Brooklyn Navy Yard against all odds. This in itself might be interesting but the real story lies in the daily struggle of the... >
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Brooklyn, USA: Fourth Largest City in America
by Rita S. Miller, ed.
Publisher: Brooklyn College Press 1979
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This collection of essays is devoted to the historical and sociological study of Brooklyn- once an independent city, but now a borough of almost 2.5 million inhabitants within New York City. One essay gives a historical overview of 500 years of continual... >
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Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews, And The Changing Face Of The Ghetto
by Wendell E Pritchett
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2002
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Brownsville, Brooklyn traces the history of Brownsville, a section of Brooklyn, from its origins as a white, predominately Jewish, working-class neighborhood through its transformation in the 1960s into a black and Latino ghetto, a stigmatized... >
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Building Gotham: Civic Culture And Public Policy In New York City, 1898-1938
by Keith D Revell
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press 2002
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In 1898, the New York state legislature created Greater New York, a metropolis of three-and-a-half million people, the second largest city in the world, and arguably the most diverse and complex urban environment in history. In this far-ranging study,... >
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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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Chronicles
by Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster -2004
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"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring... >
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The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway
by Vivian Heller
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2004
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THERE HAVE BEEN, and will be, other books on the New York City subway system, but none have had access to the wonderful photographic prints from the collections of the New York Transit Museum that are presented in this volume. Made from 8 x 10-inch glass... >
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City In The Sky: The Rise And Fall Of The World Trade Center
by James Glanz, Eric Lipton
Publisher: Times Books 2003
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In this vivid, brilliantly researched narrative, New York Times reporters James Glanz and Eric Lipton re-create the life of the World Trade Center from its genesis in David Rockefeller's ambition to rebuild lower Manhattan to the spirited battles with... >
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City Room
by Arthur Gelb
Publisher: Putnam 2003
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When Arthur Gelb joinedThe New York Times in 1944, manual typewriters, green eyeshades, spittoons, floors littered with cigarette butts, and two bookies were what he found in the city room. Gelb was twenty, his position the lowliest-night copy boy.... >
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Cityplay
by Amanda Dargan, Steve Zeitlin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1990
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A paean to play by a husband-and-wife team of folklorists, this hodgepodge of facts, quotes, scholarship and stories traces New York City frolics from the Triassic period (origin of the brownstone) through the introduction of elevators, electric street... >
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Civic Engagement: Social Science and Progressive-Era Reform in New York City
by John Louis Recchiuti
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2007
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John Recchiuti recounts the history of a vibrant network of young American scholars and social activists who helped transform a city and a nation. New York, in the late Gilded Age and Progressive Era, was the nation's financial capital, its principal hub... >
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Coney Island: Lost and Found
by Charles Denson
Publisher: Ten Speed Press 2002
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Growing up on Coney Island in the ’50s and ’60s, Charles Denson experienced legendary amusements and attractions like the Cyclone and Thunderbolt roller coasters, the Parachute Jump, and Steeplechase Park. In CONEY ISLAND: LOST AND FOUND, Denson... >
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A Consumer's Republic: The Politics Of Mass Consumption In Postwar America
by Lizabeth Cohen
Publisher: Vintage Books 2003
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After WWII, Americans' lives were shaped by economic, political, social and cultural structures premised on the notion that mass consumption would bring widespread prosperity and social equality. In an ideal America, mass consumption would "provide jobs,... >
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Cooperative Village
by Frances Madeson
Publisher: Carol MRP Co. 2007
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Called “anarchically funny” and “a blast of light in a dark time,” Cooperative Village is a ferociously comic novel which tells the tale of an ordinary New Yorker who becomes bound for “enemy combatant status”—and possible deportation to... >
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Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity
by Peter J. Wosh
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2005
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Traces the history of this social service organization, wich has provided shelter and care for homeless youth in New York City from its founding on the Lower East Side in 1968 as a modest ministry of availability to the poor, through its growth to a $90... >
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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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Dancer Defects: The Struggle For Cultural Supremacy During The Cold War
by David. Caute
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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The cultural Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West was without precedent. At the outset of this original and wide-ranging historical survey, David Caute establishes the nature of the extraordinary cultural competition set up post-1945 between... >
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual In Public Life
by Robert Katzmann
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press 2004
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For more than a generation, Darnel Patrick Moynihan has inhabited the worlds of ideas and politics and has nourished both. At the center of virtually every major issue, he has offered a distinct voice, unique in this century — often prescient, always... >
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Dark Lover: The Life And Death Of Rudolph Valentino
by Emily Wortis Leider
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003
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Tango pirate, gigolo, powder puff, Adonis—all have been used to describe the silent-film icon known as Rudolph Valentino. From his early days as a taxi dancer in New York City to his near apotheosis as the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob, Rudolph... >
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David Rockefeller - Memoirs
by David Rockefeller
Publisher: Random House 2002
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Born into one of the wealthiest families in America—he was the youngest son of Standard Oil scion John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the celebrated patron of modern art Abby Aldrich Rockefeller—David Rockefeller has carried his birthright into a... >
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De Kooning: An American Master
by Mark Stevens, Willem De Kooning, Annalyn Swan
Publisher: A.A. Knopf 2004
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Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, a true "painter's painter" whose protean work continues to inspire many artists. In the thirties and forties, along with Arshile Gorky and Jackson Pollock, he became a key... >
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Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City: The Literature, Art, Jazz, And Architecture Of An Emerging Global Capital
by Robert Bennett
Publisher: Routledge 2003
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Situating post-WWII New York literature within the material context of American urban history, this work analyzes how literary movements such as the Beat Generation, the New York poets and Black Arts Moment criticized the spatial restructuring of... >
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Desis In The House: Indian American Youth Culture In New York City
by Sunaina Maira
Publisher: Temple University Press 2002
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New York City, long the destination for immigrants and migrants, today is home to the largest Indian American population in the United States. Coming of age in a city remarkable for its diversity and cultural innovation, Indian American and other South... >
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Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation, And America
by Dennis McNally
Publisher: Da Capo Press 2003
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Jack Kerouac--"King of the Beats," unwitting catalyst for the '60s counterculture, groundbreaking author--was a complex and compelling man: a star athlete with a literary bent; a spontaneous writer vilified by the New Critics but adored by a large,... >
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The Devil's Playground: A Century Of Pleasure And Profit In Times Square
by James Traub
Publisher: Random House 2004
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As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world. The Devil’s Playground is classic and colorful American... >
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Dew Breaker
by Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Knopf: Distributed by Random House 2004
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From the universally acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak! a brilliant, deeply moving work of fiction that explores the world of a “dew breaker”—a torturer—a man whose brutal crimes in the country of his birth lie hidden... >
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Diamond Stories: Enduring Change On 47th Street
by Ren?e Rose Shield
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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Sequestered within the heart of a cosmopolitan city is an exotic world—a place where diamonds, astronomically priced, are bought and sold on the strength of a handshake, and business disputes are resolved according to ancient Jewish principles of... >
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Diana Vreeland
by Eleanor Dwight
Publisher: HarperCollins 2002
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An epic self-mythologizer with an incredible aura of glamour, a great eye, and a genius for life, Diana Vreeland defined style for more than five decades as the fashion editor of Harper‛ s Bazaar, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, and Special Consultant to... >
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Digressions On Some Poems By Frank O'Hara: An Intimate Memoir
by Joe LeSueur
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2003
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Joe LeSueur lived with Frank O'Hara from 1955 until 1965, the years when O'Hara wrote his greatest poems, including 'To the Film Industry in Crisis', 'In Memory of My Feelings', 'Having a Coke with You', and the famous Lunch Poems-so called because... >
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Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York City's World Trade Center
by Eric Darton
Publisher: Basic Books 2001
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When the World Trade Towers in New York City were erected at the Hudson's edge, they led the way to a real estate boom that was truly astonishing. Divided We Stand reveals the coming together and eruption of four volatile elements: super-tall buildings,... >
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Dot.Con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold
by John Cassidy
Publisher: HarperCollins 2002
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John Cassidy’s Dot.con is the most sweeping and definitive assessment published thus far of the stock market mania that swept this country in the late 1990s. Cassidy, who covers economics and finance for The New Yorker, finds many seeds for the boom:... >
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Down and Out in New York City: Homelessness: A Dishonorable Poverty
by Tony D. Guzewicz
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 1994
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This remarkable book presents a series of vignettes of homeless people from the streets of New York. Riveting photographs of each person accompany the stories. Many of us tend to lump all the homeless together into a single, faceless category. It's easy... >
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Down These Mean Streets
by Piri Thomas
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 1997
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Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito... >
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Duke Of Flatbush
by Duke Snider
Publisher: Citadel Press 2002
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One of the "Boys of Summer," Snider joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in the same year as Jackie Robinson, relocated with the team to Los Angeles, then played with the Mets and the San Francisco Giants in the twilight of his career. With coauthor Gilbert, a... >
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Ella Baker & The Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision
by Barbara Ransby
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2003
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One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of... >
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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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Evolution Of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History Of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997
by Gene Sansone
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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A collaborative labor of love by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Transit Museum, Gene Sansone's Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997 -- now available from the... >
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Extra Bases Reflections On Jackie Robinson, Race, And Baseball History
by Jules Tygiel
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 2002
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In this collection of articles Tygiel illuminates significant events and issues in the history of baseball. He revisits the Jackie Robinson saga—his turbulent military service in World War II, the story behind his signing, and the evolution of his... >
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Factory Made: Warhol And The Sixties
by Steven Watson
Publisher: Pantheon Books 2003
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Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties is a fascinating look at the avant-garde group that came together—from 1964 to 1968—as Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, a cast that included Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey, Joe... >
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Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed, And The Fall Of Arthur Andersen
by Barbara Ley Toffler, Jennifer Reingold
Publisher: Broadway Books 2003
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A withering expose of the unethical practices that triggered the indictment and collapse of the legendary accounting firm. Arthur Andersen's conviction on obstruction of justice charges related to the Enron debacle spelled the abrupt end of the... >
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Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through The Heart Of Brooklyn
by Allen Abel
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd 2002
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At the age of 43, writer Allen Abel decided to move home to Brooklyn, stay with his mother (in the same apartment in which he grew up), and explore and write about the borough of his birth. For several months he wandered along Flatbush Avenue, the... >
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For James And Gillian: Jim Gill's New York
by James F Gill
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2003
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The inspiring memoir of a man The New York Times has called a "power broker with blarney in his pen." James E Gill is one of the most influential New Yorkers you've never heard of. Now a senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Gill has... >
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For The Sins Of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, And The Legacy Of A Mob Life
by Albert DeMeo, Mary Jane Ross
Publisher: Broadway Books 2002
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A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York's most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised by a cold-blooded murderer, who was also a devoted family man, and the wrenching legacy of Mafia... >
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Forever
by Pete Hamill
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 2003
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Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from... >
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From Act Up To The WTO: Urban Protest And Community Building In The Era Of Globalization
by Benjamin Shepard
Publisher: 2002
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In March 1987 a radical coalition of queer activists converged on Wall Street — their target, 'Business, Big Business, Business as Usual!!!' It was Act Up's first demonstration. In November 1999 a radical coalition of environmental, labor, anarchist,... >
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Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York
by Ron Hayduk
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press 2005
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The history of democracy in America is the history of the extension of voting privileges from white male property-owners to blacks, to women, and to citizens over eighteen years of age. Yet the number of United States citizens who actually vote is... >
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George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker
by Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: HarperCollins/Atlas Books 2004
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Balanchine's life story is a fascinating journey — from his near-accidental enrollment, at the age of nine, in St. Petersburg's Imperial School of Ballet, through the deprivation and hunger of Bolshevik Russia, to Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and... >
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Ghosts Of 42nd Street: A History Of America's Most Infamous Block
by Anthony Bianco
Publisher: William Morrow 2004
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Anthony Bianco's Ghosts of 42nd Street is the dramatic and definitive story of this legendary strip, told through the people involved in its founding and its current renaissance — from the bosses of the world's top media companies to premier property... >
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Great Fortune: The Epic Of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
Publisher: Viking 2003
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Everything about the conception and creation of Rockefeller Center was outsized and wildly improbable. Launched in the teeth of the worst depression in American history, the most ambitious construction project since the Pyramids was the unintended result... >
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Great Mayor: Fiorello La Guardia And The Making Of The City Of New York
by Alyn Brodsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2003
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In The Great Mayor, author Alyn Brodsky presents the first comprehensive and accessible biography of Fiorello H. La Guardia. Prior to becoming New York’s pre-eminent mayor, La Guardia was a distinguished U.S. congressman, a commander of the U.S. air... >
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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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Harlem Reader: A Celebration Of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, From The Renaissance Years To The Twenty-First Century
by Herb Boyd
Publisher: Three Rivers Press 2003
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Creating a stunning mosaic of Harlem, award-winning editor Boyd has collected stories, poems, rap, personal memories, and narratives, in the unforgettable voices of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Ann Petry, Chester Himes, Ruby Dee, Willie... >
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Harlem, Lost And Found: An Architectural And Social History, 1765-1915
by Michael Henry Adams, Paul Rocheleau
Publisher: Monacelli Press 2002
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Harlem, Lost and Found presents an architectural and social history of Harlem. The text starts in the early days--the establishment of the first European farms in the mid-1660s--and continues through the Harlem Renaissance, where artists, writers, and... >
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Hart Crane: A Life
by Clive Fisher
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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Hart Crane's life was notoriously turbulent, persistently nonconformist, and tragically short. Born in 1899, Crane became one of the most significant modernist American poets, yet his self-destructive tendencies — violent outbursts, massive drinking... >
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High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built The World's Greatest Skyline
by Jim Rasenberger
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
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With the birth of the steel-frame skyscraper in the late nineteenth century came a new breed of man, as bold and untamed as any this country had ever known. These "cowboys of the skies," as one journalist called them, were the structural ironworkers who... >
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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 House On The Heights
by Truman Capote
Publisher: Little Bookroom 2002
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The tranquil life Truman Capote led in the quiet enclave of Brooklyn Heights in the 1950s and 1960s stood in sharp contrast to the glittering scene he adored in Manhattan. Intimate and wry, A House on the Heights vividly evokes the neighborhood that... >
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How East New York Became A Ghetto
by Walter Thabit
Publisher: New York University Press 2003
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In response to the riots of the mid-'60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had... >
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I Speak of the City: Poems of New York
by Stephen Wolf (editor)
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
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I Speak of the City is the most extensive collection of poems ever assembled about New York. Beginning with an early piece by Jacob Steendam (from when the city was called New Amsterdam) and continuing through poems written in the aftermath of 9/11, this... >
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Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars
by Elizabeth Ewen
Publisher: Monthly Review Press 1985
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At the turn of the century, millions of European women set sail with their families with the United States. Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars tells the story of the Jewish and Italian women who came to inhabit New York's Lower East Side during this... >
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In The City: Random Acts Of Awareness
by Colette Brooks
Publisher: W. W. Norton 2002
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An award-winning kaleidoscope of a book that "shocks and stirs the urban heart," capturing city life on the edge of the twenty-first century. Winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, In the City is an idiosyncratic re-creation of the jagged edges and... >
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Inside Grand Central Terminal: A Photo Essay
by Kurt Boone
Publisher: Tasora Books
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Inside Grand Central Terminal is a unique story about and written by Kurt Boone--with photography by John Sarsgard--a veteran messenger who rode all 22 major subway lines in a week picking up and delivering critical documents and packages to businesses... >
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Irving Howe: A Life Of Passionate Dissent
by Gerald Sorin
Publisher: New York University Press 2002
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By the time he died in 1993 at the age of 73, Irving Howe was one of the twentieth century's most important public thinkers. Deeply passionate, committed to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently devoted to fiction and poetry, in love with... >
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It Happened On Washington Square
by Emily Kies Folpe
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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The heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park has been a vital public space for nearly two centuries. Lined by elegant townhouses, anchored by Stanford White's iconic Washington Arch, and used by students and professionals, dog... >
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Jackie Robinson And The Integration Of Baseball
by Scott Simon
Publisher: J. Wiley & Sons 2002
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The integration of baseball in 1947 had undeniable significance for the civil rights movement and American history. In Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, renowned broadcaster Scott Simon brings his passion for baseball and for civil rights... >
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Jewish New York: A Guide To The 350 Year-Old Community
by Ira Wolfman
Publisher: Universe Pub 2003
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A beautifully illustrated guide to Jewish life in the metropolis: Jewish New York celebrates Jewish life in New York City from the seventeenth century to the present through a selection of photographs, memorabilia, souvenirs, manuscripts, postcards,... >
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Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work By The Legendary New Yorker Writer
by A. J Liebling
Publisher: North Point Press 2004
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Abbott Joseph Liebling was one of the greatest of all New Yorker writers, a colorful figure who helped set the magazine's urbane tone and style. Just Enough Liebling gathers in one volume the vividest and most enjoyable of his pieces. Charles McGrath (in... >
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BRONX IS BURING: BASEBALL, POLITICS, AND THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF A CITY
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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Last Good Season: Brooklyn, The Dodgers, And Their Final Pennant Race Together
by Michael Shapiro
Publisher: Doubleday 2003
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In the bestselling tradition of "The Boys of Summer and "Wait 'Til Next Year, "The Last Good Season is the poignant and dramatic story of the Brooklyn Dodgers' last pennant and the forces that led to their heartbreaking departure to Los Angeles. The... >
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LEARNING TO GOVERN: MY LIFE IN NEW YORK POLITICS, FROM HELL GATE TO CITY HALL
by Peter F. Vallone
Publisher: Richard Altschuler & Associates, Inc 2005
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From his vantage point deep in the Democratic Party machinery and as the longtime Speaker of the City Council of New York City, Vallone delivers a detailed view of the complex workings of Big Apple politics from the 1970s through 2001. A deft mix of the... >
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Leaving Brooklyn
by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. PS 3569 .69 L4 1989
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The story Schwartz tells is of her adolescence, her coming of age in the sheltered world of the 1950s, and more aptly, her emergence from the sheltered life of childhood. Its central metaphor, that of the oddity of vision occasioned by a lazy, or "bad"... >
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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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Life on the Lower East Side: Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950
by Rebecca Lepkoff, Suzanne Wasserman, Peter Dans
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2006
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A young Rebecca Lepkoff, camera in hand, navigated the streets of the Lower East Side of New York in the 1930s and 1940s, before the Alfred E. Smith housing project largely demolished and forever changed its character. She captured the lives and times of... >
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Little Italy
by Emelise Aleandri
Publisher: Arcadia Pub 2002
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Often separated from other immigrants because of their language, Italian immigrants to New York City in the 1880s formed communities apart from their new neighbors. They tended to think of themselves collectively as a small Italian colony, La Colonia,... >
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Live From New York: An Uncensored Story Of Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales, James A Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown 2002
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A star-studded, first-person history of Saturday Night Live that finally reveals what really went on backstage, on the set, in the writer's offices, and on the town.
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Lost Prophet: The Life And Times Of Bayard Rustin
by John D'Emilio
Publisher: Free Press 2003
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Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront of America's consciousness. A teacher to... >
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The Lower Manhattan Plan: The 1966 Vision For Downtown New York
by Carol Willis, Ann L Buttenwieser, Paul Willen, James S Rossant
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: The Skyscraper Museum 2002
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In the mid-1960s, New York City Mayor Robert Wagner assembled a team of the best and brightest urban designers and architects to decide the future of downtown Manhattan. After six months of drawing and discussion, they produced The Lower Manhattan Plan,... >
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Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks
by Miriam Berman
Publisher: Diane Pub Co 2004
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Through the decades, Madison Square has managed to remain one of the most vital places in the heart of New York City. It’s current visual profile of the Flatiron Building, Met Life Tower and New York Life’s golden pyramid sets the stage for a look at... >
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Manhattanville: Old Heart Of West Harlem
by Eric K Washington
Publisher: Arcadia Pub 2002
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During the 1800s, Manhattanville flourished as the West Side counterpart to its parent village of Harlem. The wide valley around present-day Broadway and 125th Street formed a unique gateway to the Hudson River between Morningside Heights and Washington... >
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A Maritime History of New York
by WPA Writers' Project
Publisher: Going Coastal, Inc. 2004
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Republication of a seminal work about New York City’s waterfront which begins with the formation of New York Harbor in the Ice Age and covers the history of the great seaport through when the book was first published in 1941. The Going Coastal edition... >
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Memoir Of A Visionary: Antonia Pantoja
by Antonia Pantoja
Publisher: Arte Publico Press 2002
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Antonia Pantoja's memoir describes her life as factory worker and lamp designer, acclaimed social worker and principal engineer of the most enduring Puerto Rican organizations in New York City, including ASPIRA, the non-profit organization devoted to... >
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Mexican New York
by Robert C. Smith
Publisher: University of California Press 2004
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Drawing on more than fifteen years of research, Mexican New York offers an intimate view of globalization as it is lived by Mexican immigrants and their children in New York and in Mexico. Robert Courtney Smith's groundbreaking study sheds new light on... >
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Meyer Berger's New York: A Great Reporters Love Affair With A City
by Meyer Berger
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2004
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Meyer ("Mike") Berger was one of the greatest journalists of this century. A reporter and columnist for The New York Times for thirty years, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his account of the murder of thirteen people by a deranged war veteran in... >
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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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Mistress Of Modernism: The Life Of Peggy Guggenheim
by Mary V Dearborn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2004
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Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant terrible of the art world. Peggy's... >
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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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Money Has No Smell: The Africanization Of New York City
by Paul Stoller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2002
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In February 1999 the tragic New York City police shooting of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed street vendor from Guinea, brought into focus the existence of West African merchants in urban America. In Money Has No Smell, Paul Stoller offers us a more complete... >
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Mrs. Astor's New York
by Eric Homberger
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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Mrs. Astor, undisputed queen of New York society in the decades before the First World War, used her prestige to create a social aristocracy of unparalleled extravagance and exclusivity. Her story, which reads like a novel by Edith Wharton, sheds... >
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Napoleon Of New York: Mayor Fiorello La Guardia
by H. Paul Jeffers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 2002
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Fiorello La Guardia was short of stature, but big of heart. This cigar-puffing, roly-poly mayor with a squeaky voice was affectionately nicknamed "The Little Flower" and "Hizzoner" by those who adored him. Yet those who worked beside him and knew him... >
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New York Alleycats
by Amy Bolger, Greg Ugalde, Kurt Boone, Kevin Bolger
Publisher: Tasora Books 2007
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"New York Alleycats" is about bicycle messengers who race each other to see who is fastest bicycle messenger in the city. The story is told through short essays and photographs.
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New York and the Literary Imagination: The City in Twentieth Century Fiction and Drama
by Edward Margolies
Publisher: McFarland Fall
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This work reveals the myths of New York and the various, often paradoxical ways that authors have portrayed New York City. Part One examines New York from the perspectives of a New York aristocracy (e.g. Henry James), immigrants (e.g. Mario Puzo),... >
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New York City Firefighting 1901-2001
by Steven Scher
Publisher: Arcadia Pub 2002
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The story of firefighting in New York City is one of danger, tradition, pride, excitement, and tragedy. It is also the story of man's triumph over destructive forces. From the gaslight days of horse-drawn steam engines to the World Trade Center tragedy... >
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New York's Fighting Sixty-Ninth: A Regimental History Of Service In The Civil War's Irish Brigade And The Great War's Rainbow Division
by John Mahon
Publisher: McFarland 2004
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Mahon is a retired veteran now living in Florida. His lifelong fascination with military history—particularly that of the Fighting 69th—began during childhood walks with his father in New York City's Calvary Cemetery, the site of many fallen... >
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New York's Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind The Subway
by Christopher Payne
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2002
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All over New York City, hidden behind unassuming historic facades, sits the gigantic machinery of the power stations that once moved the subways. For over a century, the 125,000-pound converters and related equipment of the substations remained largely... >
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Not For Bread Alone: A Memoir
by Moe Foner, Dan North
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2002
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Moe Foner, who died in January 2002, was a leading player in 1199/SEIU, New York's Health and Human Service Union, and a key strategist in the union's fight for recognition and higher wages for thousands of low-paid hospital workers. Foner also was the... >
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On the Town: One Hundred Years of Spectacle in Times Square
by Marshall Berman
Publisher: Random House 2006
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Described as a continuous carnival and the crossroads of the world, Times Square is a singular phenomenon: the spot where imagination and veracity intersect. To esteemed scholar and author Marshall Berman, it is also the flashing, teeming, and strangely... >
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On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in NYC
by Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi 2009
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Energizing the visual landscape since 1968, New York City's community murals beautify, educate, protest, celebrate, and often motivate residents to action. Collaborations between artists and neighborhood groups, these painted walls reflect the social,... >
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Organizing Crime In Chinatown: Race And Racketeering In New York City, 1890-1910
by Jeffrey Scott McIllwain
Publisher: McFarland & Co., Publishers 2004
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Stressing that Chinese-American criminality must be understood in terms of the nature of the activity rather than in the nature of the group in question, McIllwain (criminal justice and criminology, San Diego State U.) reviews the involvement of Chinese... >
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Out Of The Blue: The Story Of September 11, 2001, From Jihad To Ground Zero
by Richard Bernstein
Publisher: Times Books 2002
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Following the lives of heroes, victims, and terrorists of September 11, 2001, Richard Bernstein, one of The New York Times's most skillful journalists, weaves the complex tale of a multitude of lives colliding in conflagration on that fateful morning.... >
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Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks
by Anthony C. Wood
Publisher: Routledge Press 2007
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Anthony C. Wood, a preservation activist, historian, teacher and grant maker, has published PRESERVING NEW YORK: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks (Routledge Press, October 2007.) Wood, Executive Director of the Ittleson Foundation... >
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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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Queer Street: Rise And Fall Of An American Culture, 1947/1985: Excursions In The Mind Of The Life
by James McCourt
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2004
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A seminal intellectual work, Queer Street is a vivid, anecdotal history of gay life in twentieth-century New York. Beginning with the Influx of liberated veterans into downtown New York in the golden age before McCarthyism. Queer Street tells the... >
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Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival And American Society, 1940-1970
by Ronald D Cohen
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2003
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For a brief period from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, folk music captured a mass audience in the United States, as college students and others swarmed to concerts by the likes of Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. In this comprehensive... >
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Ralph Ellison: Emergence Of Genius
by Lawrence Patrick Jackson
Publisher: Wiley 2002
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Ralph Ellison (1913-1994) earned his place in the canon of African-American literature in a single act, the publication of Invisible Man (1952). His only completed novel, its controlled fury and modernist polish were thought by many to represent both the... >
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Ramblin' Man: The Life And Times Of Woody Guthrie
by Ed Cray
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2004
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To recall the Depression era is to hear Woody's songs: he was the greatest folk musician of the twentieth century. BORN IN OKLAHOMA, Woody Guthrie became a figure larger than life, a folk singer who captured the spirit of his times in his enduring songs:... >
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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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Rats: Observations On The History And Habitat Of The City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
by Robert Sullivan
Publisher: Bloomsbury 2003
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Thoreau went to Walden Pond to live simply in the wild and contemplate his own place in the world by observing nature. Robert Sullivan went to a disused, garbage-filled little alley in lower Manhattan to contemplate the city and its lesser-known... >
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Ready For Revolution: The Life And Struggles Of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
by Stokely Carmichael, Michael Thelwell
Publisher: Scribner 2003
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Head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. Bestselling author. Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) is an American legend, one whose work as a civil rights leader fundamentally altered the... >
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Reconstructing Times Square: Politics and Culture in Urban Development
by Alexander J. Reichl
Publisher: University Press of Kansas 1999
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This book describes and analyzes the forces behind the recent redevelopment of Times Square from a perspective that highlights the importance of cultural politics and political discourse.
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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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Rothstein: The Life, Times, And Murder Of The Criminal Genius Who Fixed The 1919 World Series
by David Pietrusza
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers ; 2003
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A colorful biography that brings to life the seedy underworld denizens of Jazz Age New York City and its unrivaled kingpin, the model for Damon Runyon's Nathan Detroit. History remembers Arnold Rothstein as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, an... >
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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
by Jane Leavy
Publisher: Thorndike Press 2003
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In an era when too many heroes have been toppled from too many pedestals, Sandy Koufax stands apart and alone, a legend who declined his own celebrity. As a pitcher, he was sublime, the ace of baseball lore. As a human being, he aspired to be the one... >
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Scotty: James B. Reston And The Rise And Fall Of American Journalism
by John F Stacks
Publisher: Little, Brown 2003
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When President Kennedy finished a difficult meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, the first person he talked to was not one of his advisers, his vice president, or his wife. Walking out of the meeting, Kennedy spoke first with James B. Reston... >
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Sea Gate Rememberd: New York City's First Gated Community
by Arnold Rosen
Publisher: Xlibris February, 2004
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Sea Gate Remembered chronicles growing up in the 1930s and '40s in a Brooklyn seaside community. Arnold Rosen acquaints readers with the rich diverse history and lore of this famously picturesque locale. From Henry Hudson's exploration of the area's... >
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Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy Of The Steamboat General Slocum
by Edward T O'Donnell
Publisher: Broadway Books 2003
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There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn’t have mattered since the steamship was only chartered for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island... >
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Short Sweet Dream Of Eduardo Gutierrez
by Jimmy Breslin
Publisher: Crown Publishers 2002
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The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is Jimmy Breslin’s most passionate and hard-hitting book to date. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of... >
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Slovaks On The Hudson: Most Holy Trinity Church, Yonkers, And The Slovak Catholics Of The Archdiocese Of New York, 1894-2000
by Thomas J Shelley
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press 2002
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So Others Might Live: A History Of New York's Bravest ; The FDNY From 1700 To The Present
by Terry Golway
Publisher: BasicBooks 2002
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This history of New York's bravest (the FDNY) is "a useful and relentless reminder of the scourge of fire--a weapon of terror long before 2001--and the routine heroism of the city's firefighters" ("New York Times"). 80 photos.
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Soho: The Rise And Fall Of An Artists' Colony: A Critical Memoir
by Richard Kostelanetz
Publisher: Routledge 2003
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The Rise and Fall of Artist's Soho documents how a little-known industrial neighborhood in New York unintentionally became--for a brief period--a nexus of creative activity. Part personal memoir, part cultural history, the book examines how a group of... >
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Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir Of A Working-Class Journalist
by Jack Newfield
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2002
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Legendary journalist Jack Newfield believes that a newsman's beat is the hard truth. The belief goes back to the code he absorbed growing up in Brooklyn, watching the integrated Dodgers play their hearts out: you always stood up to bullies and rooted for... >
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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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South Street
by Barbara Mensch; Introduction by Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
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South Street is Barbara G. Mensch's evocative tribute to the lost world of Lower Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market. For more than a century, a colorful, tightly knit community of fishmongers, many of them recent immigrants and children of immigrants,... >
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Stand, Columbia: A History Of Columbia University In The City Of New York, 1754-2004
by Robert A McCaughey
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2003
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Marking Columbia Universitys 250th anniversary, this is the definitive history of one of Americas oldest and most redoubtable urban institutions in the countrys largest, most culturally diverse city. This comprehensive history of Columbia University... >
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Street Graphics New York
by Barry Dawson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson 2003
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New York is the world capital of street graphics--a creative kalcidoscope of urban ephemera in the form of signs, symbols, graffiti, murals, and advertising. Its innovative ideas, styles, and mediums quickly become international. Street Graphics New York... >
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Street Justice: A History Of Police Violence In New York City
by Marilynn S Johnson
Publisher: Beacon Press 2003
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In this study of police brutality in New York City, Marilynn Johnson explores the changing patterns of police use of force over the past 160 years, including streat beatings, organized violence against protestors, and the notorious third degree. She... >
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The Streets Were Paved with Gold
by Ken Auletta
Publisher: Vintage Books 1980
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An thorough examination of the myriad reasons behind the very very near financial collapse of New York City in the late Nineteen-seventies.
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The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, And The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis
by Jerald E Podair
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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On May 9, 1968, junior high school teacher Fred Nauman received a letter that would change the history of New York City. It informed him that he had been fired from his job. Eighteen other educators in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn received... >
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Subwayland: Adventures In The World Beneath New York
by Randy Kennedy
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin 2004
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Arranged as a travelogue, this funny and insightful book takes us deep inside the exotic, subterranean land that is the New York subway, revealing: -Its inhabitants: The Tango Man; the traveling magician; and Mayor Bloomberg -Its wildlife: The... >
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Summer In The City: New York Baseball, 1947-1957
by Vic Ziegel, Claus Guglberger
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2004
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Between 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, and 1957, when the Dodgers and the New York Giants played their last season in the East, New York baseball teams appeared in ten World Series. In seven of those years, either the Giants or... >
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Taking The Train: How Graffiti Art Became An Urban Crisis In New York City
by Joe Austin
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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In the 1960s and early 1970s, young people in New York City radically altered the tradition of writing their initials on neighborhood walls. Influenced by the widespread use of famous names on billboards, in neon, in magazines, newspapers, and... >
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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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The Timeline History Of New York City
by David Playne
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 2003
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New York City's fascinating history unfolds brilliantly in a book that includes 2,000 facts and dates on a timeline over fourteen feet long!
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Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy
by Richard D. Kahlenberg
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
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Albert Shanker lived the lives of several men bound into one. In his early years, he was the "George Washington of the teaching profession," helping to found modern teacher unionism. During the 1980s, as head of the American Federation of Teachers,... >
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The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City
by Elizabeth Currid
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2007
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Which is more important to New York City's economy, the gleaming corporate office--or the grungy rock club that launches the best new bands? If you said office, think again. In The Warhol Economy, Elizabeth Currid argues that creative industries like... >
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Waterfront Revolts: New York And London Dockworkers, 1946-61
by Colin J Davis
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2003
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During the decade that followed the end of World War II, American and English dockworkers undertook a series of militant revolts against their employers, their governments, and even their union leaderships. In this in-depth comparative study. Colin J.... >
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Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan
by Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Crown Publishers 2004
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Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan’s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character... >
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We Took The Streets: Fighting For Latino Rights With The Young Lords
by Miguel Melendez, Jose Torres
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2003
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The Young Lords were one of the most provocative and controversial organizations to arise during the tumult of the late 1960s. Inspired by the wave of protest movements sweeping the country, and the world, as well as organizations like the Black... >
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When Brooklyn was the world
by Wilensky, Elliot
Publisher: Harmony 1986
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Around the corner. The next block. Across the At the end of the line. Borough Park. Gowanus. Flatbush. Canarsie. Ridgewood. Greenpoint. Brownsville. Bay Ridge. Bensonhurst. City Line. What was the place called Brooklyn really like back then... when... >
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When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The 1958 Stabbing Of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Hugh Pearson
by Hugh Pearson
Publisher: Seven Stories Press 2002
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In 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Harlem, and then saved at Harlem Hospital, where the head of surgery was an acclaimed African-American. As Pearson captures the historical moment, here in the Northern cities many... >
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When Sex Was Dirty
by Josh Alan Friedman
Publisher: Feral House 2004
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From the author of the revered Tales of Times Square, here's reporting from licentious New York City of the 1980s-a compelling assortment of pimp laureates, porn starlets, evangelical starlets, bizarre 42nd Street inhabitants, "the Strikeout King," and... >
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Where'D You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987
by Bobbito Garcia
Publisher: Testify Books 2003
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Shere'd You Get Those? New York City's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 is an insider's account that traces New York City sneaker culture back to its earliest day. Describing how a small and dedicated group of sneaker consumers in the 70s and early 80s proved... >
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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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Work And Other Sins: Life In New York City And Thereabouts
by Charlie LeDuff
Publisher: Penguin Press 2004
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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Charlie LeDuff gives his incomparable take on the city and its denizens-the bars, the workingmen, the gamblers, the eccentrics, the lonesome, and the wise. Work and Other Sins is filled to burst with... >
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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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