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Naming New York: Manhattan Places and How They Got Their Names
by Sanna Feirstein
Publisher: New York University Press 2000
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New York is the oldest continually occupied city in America, yet its rich history is largely obscured by development. New Yorkers are surrounded by hundreds of place names, from those that survive from Manhattan's earliest days as a Dutch trading post to... >
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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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The Nature of New York An Environmental History of the Empire State
by David Stradling
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2010
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From the arrival of Henry Hudson's Half Moon in the estuarial waters of what would come to be called New York Harbor to the 2006 agreement that laid out plans for General Electric to clean up the PCBs it pumped into the river named after Hudson, this... >
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The Navigator of New York
by Wayne Johnston
Publisher: Random House 2003
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Devlin Stead grows up a lonely orphan in late 19th century Newfoundland. When he begins receiving letters from the esteemed but mysterious explorer Dr. Frederick Cook, they entirely change his understanding of who he is and what he might become. Invited... >
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Nearest Thing to Heaven: The Empire State Building and American Dreams
by Mark Kingwell
Publisher: Yale University Press 2006
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Negotiating Gender, Race, and Coalition: Italian Women And Working-Class Politics in New York City, 1880-1945
by Jennifer Mary Guglielmo
Publisher: University of Minnesota 2003
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The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn
by Kenneth T. Jackson
Publisher: Yale University Press 1998
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Brooklyn -- famed for its bridge, its long-departed Dodgers, its Botanic Garden, and its accent -- is the most populous borough in New York City and arguably the most colorful. Its many neigborhoods boast diverse and shifting ethnic enclaves, an... >
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The New Chinatown : Revised Edition
by Peter Kwong
Publisher: Hill & Wang Pub 1996
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Newspapers today are filled with stories of corruption and strife in America's Chinatowns, reversing the popular view of Chinese Americans as a model minority of law-abiding, hard-working people whose diligent children end up in high-tech jobs. In The... >
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A New Deal for New York
by Mike Wallace
Publisher: Bell & Weiland Publishers/Gotham Center Books 2002
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Hailed in the New York Observer as a "utopian gesture in a city that has been mired in grim realities, " A New Deal for New York is a stirring call-to-arms from the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace. Written with the same verve and gusto of... >
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New Immigrants in New York
by Nancy Foner
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1987
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Thoroughly updated to reflect changes in the composition of New York City´s immigrant population, this book brings together contributions from leaders in their respective fields to show how new immigrants are transforming the city -and how New York, in... >
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New Netherland A Dutch Colony in Seventeenth-Century America
by Jaap Jacobs
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers 2005
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This volume covers the history of the Dutch colony New Netherland on the North American continent. Based on extensive research of archival material on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, much of which has not been previously used, this work provides the... >
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New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty
by Evan Haefeli
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2012
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New York
by Edward Rutherfurd
Publisher: Doubleday 2009
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A brilliant mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs,New Yorkgloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of America’s history. A blockbuster masterpiece that combines breath-taking scope with narrative... >
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New York 1880: Architecture and Urbanism in the Gilded Age
by Robert Stern
Publisher: Monacelli Press 1999
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This is the fourth volume in architect and historian Robert A.M. Stern's monumental series of documentary studies of New York City architecture and urbanism. The three previous books in the series, New York 1900, New York 1930, and New York 1960, have... >
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New York : An Illustrated History
by James Sanders, Lisa Ades, Ric Burns
Publisher: Knopf 2003
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This lavish and handsomely produced book captures all the beauty, complexity, and power of New York -- the city that seems the very embodiment of ambition, aspiration, romance, desire; the city that has epitomized the entire parade of modern life, with... >
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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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The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopnment of the Inner City
by Joel Schwartz
Publisher: Ohio State University Press 1993
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New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham
by Steven H. Jaffe
Publisher: 2012
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New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
by Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage 2006
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New York by gas-light and other urban sketches
by George G. Foster, introduction by Stuart M. Blumin
Publisher: University of California Press 1991
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irst published in 1850, New York by Gas-Light explores the seamy side of the newly emerging metropolis: "the festivities of prostitution, the orgies of pauperism, the haunts of theft and murder, the scenes of drunkenness and beastly debauch, and all the... >
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New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg
by Marshall Berman
Publisher: Reaktion 2007
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New York City in the 1970s was the setting for Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, and Saturday Night Fever, the nightmare playground for Son of Sam and The Warriors, the proving grounds for graffiti, punk, hip-hop, and all manner of other public spectacle.... >
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The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present
by James Trager
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
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For a city like no other comes a book like no other. In tens of thousands of chronological entries, The New York Chronology marches year by year through the defining and incidental moments in the great metropolis's history, from the arrival of Giovanni... >
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The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area
by Marcia T. Fowle, Paul Kerlinger
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2001
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Positioned along the major East Coast migratory flyway, New York City and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest birding opportunities in North America. More than 355 species have been sighted there. Tapping the expertise of 47 metropolitan... >
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The New York City Draft Riots: Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War
by Iver Bernstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1995
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For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters... >
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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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The New York City Marathon: Twenty-Five Years
by Peter Gambaccini, Charles Miers
Publisher: Rizzoli 1994
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New York City Subway Cars
by James C. Greller
Publisher: Xplorer Press
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New York City Transit System Bus and Trolley Coach Fleet
by James Clifford Greller
Publisher: Xplorer Press 2003
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New York City Trees
by Edward Sibley Barnard
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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If you´re not a tree lover now, this pocket-sized gem -dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history -will make you one. Produced in consultation with the City´s Parks and Recreation department and... >
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New York City Trees: A Field Guide for the Metropolitan Area
by Edward Sibley Barnard
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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If you're not a tree lover now, this pocket-sized gem -- dedicated to the idea that every species of tree has a story and every individual tree has a history -- will make you one. Produced in consultation with the City's Parks and Recreation department... >
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New York City's Financial District in Vintage Postcards
by Randall Gabrielan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2000
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New York City: A Short History
by George J. Lankevich
Publisher: New York University Press 2002
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From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining characteristic of New York has been constant, dramatic, and rapid change. Formerly published as An American Metropolis, this new edition features a new... >
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New York Diaries, 1609 to 2009
by Collection
Publisher: 2012
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New York for New Yorkers: A Historical Treasury & Guide to the Buildings & Monuments of Manhattan
by Liza M Greene
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1995
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This guide to the city covers much more than the usual tourist-guidebook sights: it provides information on what to see, who built it, and what else was going on in America when it was built. It looks at not only the famous structures but many... >
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New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate
by Tom Angotti
Publisher: MIT Press 2008
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Remarkably, grassroots-based community planning flourishes in New York City—the self-proclaimed “real estate capital of the world”—with at least seventy community plans for different neighborhoods throughout the city. Most of these were... >
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New York Hustlers: Masculinity and Sex in Modern America
by Barry Reay
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2010
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This important new book, which focuses on the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, but which looks back to the earlier decades of the century and has a conclusion dealing with the 1970s to 1990s, maps the world of those known as "trade" -- ostensibly straight men who... >
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New York in the Age of the Constitution, 1775-1800
by Paul A. Gilje, William Pencak
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press 1992
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New York in the American Revolution: A Source Guide for Genealogists and Historians
by Eric Grundset
Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2012
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New York Intellect: A History of Intellectual Life in New York City, from 1750 to the Beginnings of Our Own Time
by Thomas Bender
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Press 1988
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This ambitious undertaking attempts to chart the intellectual development of New York City from its modest colonial origins to its 20th-century flowering as a unique world center for arts, ideas, culture, and creativity. Though numerous bits and pieces... >
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The New York Irish
by Ronald H. Bayor, Timothy J. Meagher
Publisher: JHU Press 1997
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The New York Irish tells the sweeping story of these immigrants and their descendants. From the first Irish residents of Dutch New Amsterdam to the politically influential United Irish exiles a century later, from the gallant "Union Green" patriots in... >
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New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity, 1950-1970
by Eli Lederhendler
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2001
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Here is an intriguing look at the cause and effect of New York City politics and culture in the 1950s and 1960s and the inner life of one of the city's largest ethnic/religious groups. The New York Jewish mystique has always been tied to the fabric and... >
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New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs
by Joseph Byron
Publisher: Dover Pubns 1985
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Here are 120 wonderful vintage views from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Remarkable for clarity, definition and detail, the prints comprise a richly evocative portrait of turn-of-the-century life—street scenes, parks, restaurants,... >
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New York Longshoremen Class and Power on the Docks
by William J. Mello
Publisher: 2010
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Mello (labor studies, Indiana U.-Kokomo) describes how New York's dockworkers rebelled against the new constraints placed on organized labor immediately following World War II. For 30 years beginning in 1945, he says, longshoremen battled the shipping... >
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New York Modern: The Arts and the City
by William B. Scott
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2001
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New York's domination of the world art scene from the early 20th century to the 1970s was, according to Scott and Rutkoff, a great anomaly, born of factors unlikely ever to be repeated: the economic and political disruption of Europe in the two world... >
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New York Murder Mystery: The True Story Behind the Crime Crash of the 1990s
by Andrew Karmen
Publisher: New York University Press 2000
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In 1990, New Yorkers were being murdered at a record clip of over 2,200 a year. By the end of 1997, the body count had dived to 767, one third of what it was a mere seven years before. The number of robberies, car thefts, and other crimes also plummeted.... >
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The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
by William B. Helmreich
Publisher: 2013
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New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950
by William Chapman Sharpe
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2008
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New York Panorama
by Federal Writers' Project
Publisher: Scholarly Press 1981
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The New York Philharmonic: From Bernstein to Maazel
by John Canarina
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing 2010
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The New York Philharmonic, from Bernstein to Maazel continues the story of America's oldest orchestra as told in Howard Shanet's Philharmonic: A History of New York's Orchestra. That volume ended with the 1970-71 season, just before the arrival of Pierre... >
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The New York Public Intellectuals and Beyond: Exploring Liberal Humanism, Jewish Identity, and the American Protest Tradition
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Publisher: Atlas Books 2009
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New York Public Intellectuals and Beyond gathers a variety of distinguished scholars, from Eugene Goodheart to Peter Novick to Nathan Glazer, from Morris Dickstein to Suzanne Klingenstein to Ilan Stavans, to revisit and rethink the legacy of the New York... >
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New York Rising: New York and the Founding of the United States
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Publisher: New-York Historical Society Museum & Library 2012
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The New York School Poets and the Neo-avant-garde: Between Radical Art and Radical Chic
by Mark Silverberg
Publisher: 2010
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Silverberg (American Literature, Cape Breton University) examines the cultural and artistic renaissance that took place in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s. Paying special attention to five poets--John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, Frank... >
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The New York School Versus the School of Paris: Who Really Made the Most Important Art after World War II?
by David W Galenson
Publisher: Historical Methods 2002
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New York Sights: Visualizing Old and New New York
by Douglas Tallack
Publisher: Berg Publishers 2005
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New York Sings: 400 Years of the Empire State in Song
by Jerry Silverman
Publisher: SUNY Press 2009
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New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
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New York State and the Rise of Modern Conservatism: Redrawing Party Lines
by Timothy J. Sullivan
Publisher: 2009
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A definitive study reassesses the ways in which New York has played a critical role in conservatism's political ascendancy and in the redrawing of the country's party lines and examines the colorful personalities central to its transformation.
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New York State Probate Records: A Genealogist's Guide to Testate and Intestate Records
by Gordon Lewis Remington
Publisher: Reprint 2011
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The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick
by Elizabeth Hardwick
Publisher: Random House 2010
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Elizabeth Hardwick was one of America’s great postwar women of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. Until now, however, her slim but remarkable achievement as a writer of short stories has remained largely hidden, with her work tucked... >
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New York Streetscapes
by Christopher Gray
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2003
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Christopher Gray's engaging tales of historic Gotham locales transport readers back in time for a stroll through the streets of old New York. The noted architectural historian, who writes the popular "Streetscapes" column in The New York Times, here... >
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New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment
by Interborough Rapid Transit Co
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1991
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This is a facsimile of a 1904 work published by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company to commemorate the opening of New York's first subway lines.
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New York Subways and Stations, 1970-1990
by Tod Lange
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd 2011
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This gritty and colorful collection of urban photography presents a historical chronicle of subway trains and related structures of the late twentieth century. Showcasing the character of the age, chapters cover trains of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as... >
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New York the Wonder City
by William Parker Chase
Publisher: 1932
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The New York Times Book of New York: 549 Stories of the People, the Events, and the Life of the City--Past and Present
by James Barron, Anna Quindlen
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing 2009
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This unique volume uncovers the most fascinating and compelling stories from "The New York Times" about the city the paper calls home. More than 200 articles and an abundance of photographs, illustrations, maps, and graphs from the preeminent newspaper... >
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New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era
by Jennifer Fronc
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2009
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To combat behavior they viewed as sexually promiscuous, politically undesirable, or downright criminal, social activists in Progressive-era New York employed private investigators to uncover the roots of society’s problems. New York Undercover follows... >
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New York underground: the anatomy of a city
by Julia Solis
Publisher: Routledge 2005
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Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to... >
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New York's 1741 Slave Conspiracy in a Climate of Fear and Anxiety
by Eric W Plaag
Publisher: New York History 2003
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New York's Black Regiments During the Civil War
by William Seraile
Publisher: Routledge 2001
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An examination of the struggle to raise in New York the 20th, 26th and 31st United States Colored Troops; the officers and men and the battles they fought in; their pension issues and the impact the war had on political and civil rights in the Empire... >
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New York's Bravest
by Mary Pope Osborne, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher
Publisher: A.A. Knopf 2002
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In the 1840s, there was a real vounteer firefighter named Mose Humphreys whose bravery was reknown throughout New York City. Plays about him began being performed on Broadway in 1848 and over the years his strength and heroics took on larger-than-life... >
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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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New York's Pennsylvania Stations
by Hilary Ballon
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company 2002
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A journey through the extraordinary history of New York's Pennsylvania Station. The creation of Pennsylvania Station (1902-1910) represented one of the great engineering feats of its time, and embodied a powerful vision of grandeur for future public... >
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New York's Poop Scoop Law: Dogs, the Dirt, and Due Process
by Michael Brandow
Publisher: Purdue University Press 2008
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It's hard to imagine eight million people trying to avoid dog refuse on the streets of New York City on a daily basis. Likewise, it's harder not to imagine New Yorkers from all walks of life picking up after their canines. Using plastic bags or trendy,... >
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New York's Unique and Unexpected Places
by Judith Stonehill, Alexandra Stonehill, Ethan Hawke
Publisher: Universe Publishing
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New York's Unique and Unexpected Places
by Judith Stonehill, Alexandra Stonehill, Ethan Hawke
Publisher: Universe Publishing 2009
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New York’s Unique & Unexpected Places is written for adventurers and dreamers who want to explore the city’s uncommon, but fascinating, less familiar sites. This beguiling book will delight urban enthusiasts, New Yorkers, and the countless tourists... >
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New York, Empire City: 1920-1945
by David Stravitz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2004
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New York, Empire City: 1920-1945
by David Stravitz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2004
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New York, New York: How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City (1869-1930)
by Elizabeth B. Hawes
Publisher: Owlet 1994
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An existential sadness pervades this affecting first collection of interlinked stories, which chronicle a man's attempts to take control of his life and his defeat at destiny's firm hands. We meet Dan Foley as a youngster accompanying his undertaker... >
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New York, Year by Year: A Chronology of the Great Metropolis
by Jeffrey A Kroessler
Publisher: New York University Pres 2002
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Here is a fascinating chronological history of New York City from 1524 to 2001, looking at the people, buildings, institutions, political events, music, and businesses that helped shape the city. The book is arranged by year and then by date within the... >
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New York, Year by Year: A Chronology of the Great Metropolis
by Jeffrey A. Kroessler
Publisher: NYU Press 2002
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If any city deserves a complete chronology, it is surely New York. New York, Year by Year is a cornucopia of the familiar and the forgotten, the historic and the ephemeral, the heroic and the banal. In this handy reference work, Jeffrey A. Kroessler... >
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New York: An Illustrated History
by Ric Burns, James Sanders, Lisa Ades
Publisher: Knopf 1999
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Five hundred full-color and black-and-white photographs complement this companion volume to the fall 1999 PBS-television series documenting the history of New York City, chronicling more than three hundred years of turbulent growth, dramatic historical... >
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New York: Capital of Photography
by Max Kozloff
Publisher: Jewish Museum New York 2002
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For street photographers, New York has always been a city of unparalleled visual excitement, teeming with diverse people and distinctive neighborhoods. New York: Capital of Photography examines how photographers chronicled New York throughout the... >
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New York: The Big Apple Quote Book
by Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Dover Publications 2011
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Love it or hate it, everyone has an opinion on New York. This compact gift book is packed with more than 1,000 pithy comments, compliments, and criticisms about The City That Never Sleeps. Short quotes by Walt Whitman, Calvin Trillin, Robert Benchley,... >
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New York: The Painted City
by Grace Glueck
Publisher: Peregrine Smith Books 1992
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Enjoy the many faces and moods of New York: Hippolyte Sebron's horsedrawn trucks racing through the snow to a fire on Lower Broadway in the mid-nineteenth century; John Sloan's working-class women chatting on the rooftop in the early twentieth; a... >
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The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies
by Toby Talbot
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2009
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The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge... >
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NewYorkTitlan: A Socioeconomic Profile of Mexican New Yorkers
by Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz
Publisher: Regional Labor Review 2004
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The Night Inspector
by Frederick Busch
Publisher: Ballantine Books 2000
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William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, returns to New York City bent on reversing his fortunes. Busch's stunning novel is a gripping portrait of a nation trying to heal from the ravages of war and of one man's attempt to recapture a... >
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Nightclub City: Politics and Amusement in Manhattan
by Burton William Peretti
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2007
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In the Roaring Twenties, New York City nightclubs and speakeasies became hot spots where traditions were flouted and modernity was forged. With powerful patrons in Tammany Hall and a growing customer base, nightclubs flourished in spite of the efforts of... >
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Nightshift NYC
by Russell Leigh Sharman, Cheryl Harris Sharman, Corey Hayes
Publisher: University of California Press 2008
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New York is the city that never sleeps. This luminous book peels back the cover of darkness over the city as it hums along in the night, revealing a hidden world populated by the thousands of women and men who work and live the nightshift. Written with... >
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Nineteenth-Century New York in Rare Photographic Views
by Frederick Lightfoot
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. 1994
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Striking collection of 151 rare Victorian-era stereographs recreates bygone era, horse-and-buggy ambiance.
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'No Italian Spoken for the Duration of the War': Language, Italian American Identity, and Cultural Pluralism in the World War II Years
by Nancy C Carnevale
Publisher: Journal of American Ethnic History 2003
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No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew it Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again
by Edgardo Vega Yunqué
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2003
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A generational novel about race, jazz and the effects of war on an American family. Winner of the 2004 PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. “This sprawling, iconoclastic, ambitious, stunningly written novel that is part picaresque,... >
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No One Was Turned Away: The Role of Public Hospitals in New York City Since 1900
by Sandra Opdycke
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2000
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For more than a century, New York City's public hospitals have played a major role in ensuring that people of every class have had a place to turn for care. This comparison of the history of Bellevue Hospital with that of the private New York Hospital... >
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No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City
by Katherine S Newman
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 2000
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"Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite... >
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No Varsity Teams: New York's Jefferson School of Social Science, 1943-1956
by Marvin E. Gettleman
Publisher: Science and Society 2002
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No Votes for Women The New York State Anti-suffrage Movement
by Susan Goodier
Publisher: Chicago Distribution Center 2013
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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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NYC Sex: How New York City Transformed Sex in America
by Grady T. Turner
Publisher: Scala 2002
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The diversity of New York City's people, cultures, religions, and backgrounds make it the indicator of American sexuality. It is black, white, gay, straight, rich, poor, rough, and tender all at once. From Margaret Sanger's dissemination of birth control... >
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NYork, NCentury, N-YHS
by Margaret Heilbrun
Publisher: New York Journal of American History 2003
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Old Queens, N.Y. in Early Photographs
by Vincent F Seyfried
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. 1991
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Rich harvest of rare photographs recalls "good old days" in Maspeth, Jamaica, Astoria, Jackson Heights, other areas. Vintage views include DeWitt Clinton mansion, hotel where Washington slept (1790), plus recent landmarks--Astoria Studios, 1939 World's... >
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On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
by James Terence Fisher
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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On the Town in New York: The Landmark History of Eating, Drinking, and Entertainments from the American Revolution to the Food Revolution
by Michael Batterberry, Ariane Batterberry
Publisher: Routledge 1998
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This delightful, vividly detailed book takes you out "on the town" in New York from the American Revolution to today's Food Revolution. Michael and Ariane Batterberry, founders of Food and Wine magazine, detail a magnificent journey through the streets... >
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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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On the Waterfront: New York Harbor Railroading in the 1950s and1960s
by Herbert H. Harwood Jr.
Publisher: Railroad History 2002
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The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City
by Randall Mason
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2009
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Rich with archival research, The Once and Future New York documents the emergence of historic preservation in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. Against the charge that preservationists were antiquarians concerned only with significant... >
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The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City
by Randall Mason
Publisher: of Minnesota Press 2009
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In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York City’s historic preservation movement. As Randall Mason reveals, however, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development... >
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Once Upon a City New York From 1890 to 1910 as Photographed by Byron
by Grace M Mayer & Percy C Byron
Publisher: Octagon Books
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Once Upon a Time in New York: Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Last Great Battle of the Jazz Age
by Herbert Mitgang
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers 2003
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"Herbert Mitgang's chronicle of the Seabury investigation is probably the most entertaining book about an independent counsel anyone is likely to write. How Seabury broke open Tammany Hall corruption in the Prohibition-era administration of Mayor Jimmy... >
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One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century
by Nancy Foner, et al.
Publisher: 2013
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One Thousand New York Buildings
by Jorg Brockmann
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2003
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The richness and diversity of New York's architecture come alive in this information-packed photographic tour of New York City. Walk down any street or avenue in any of the five brooughs of New York and you are bound to encounter architectural... >
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Only the Best Will Do
by Herb Goldsmith
Publisher: Trimark Press 2012
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Success is achieved by determination, innovation, motivation, and a bit of luck. In the life of Herb Goldsmith, cofounder of the Members Only brand, the extraordinary circumstances and ooportunities that occurred during his lifetime were there to be... >
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The Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge: Consensus or Exclusion?
by Richard Haw
Publisher: New York History 2003
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The Ordinary Hero Monument in Greater New York: Samuel J. Tilden's Memorial and the Politics of Place.
by Michele H Bogart
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2002
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Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives: A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City
by Debra E. Bernhardt, Rachel Bernstein
Publisher: New York University Press 2000
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This pictorial history brings to life the breathtaking and often heartbreaking stories of the workers who, with cement and steel, needle and thread, blood, sweat and dreams, built New York City in the twentieth century. Astounding in their own right,... >
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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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The Origin of Organized Crime in America: The New York City Mafia, 1891-1931
by David Critchley
Publisher: Routledge 2008
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While the later history of the New York Mafia has received extensive attention, what has been conspicuously absent until now is an accurate and conversant review of the formative years of Mafia organizational growth. Critchley examines the Mafia... >
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Original Inventories of Early New York Jews (1682ű1763)
by Leo Hershkowitz
Publisher: American Jewish History 2002
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Origins Of Women's Activism: New York And Boston, 1797-1840
by Anne M Boylan
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2002
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Tracing the roots of women's voluntary activism in the decades following the Revolution, Boylan examines over 70 organizations founded in New York and Boston and led by women from across the spectrum: Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish; African American... >
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The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide
by Sharon Seitz
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2011
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Describes the islands within New York City, including Liberty Island, Hoffman Island, City Island, Roosevelt Island, Coney Island, and Shooter's Island.
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The Other New York: The American Revolution Beyond New York City, 1763-1787
by Eugene R. Fingerhut, Joseph S. Tiedemann, eds.
Publisher: SUNY Press 2005
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The Other New York provides the first comprehensive look at New York State's rural areas during the American Revolution. This county-by-county survey of the regions outside of New York City describes the social and cultural conditions on the eve of the... >
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Other People’s Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made
by Charles Bagli
Publisher: Dutton Adult 2013
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In just over three years, real estate giant Tishman Speyer and its partner, BlackRock, lost billions of investors’ dollars on a single deal. The New York Times reporter who first broke the story of the sale of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village takes... >
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Otto Kahn: Art, Money, & Modern Time
by Theresa M. Collins
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2002
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In the early decades of the twentieth century, almost everyone in modern theater, literature, or film knew of Otto Kahn (1867-1934), and those who read the financial press or followed the news from Wall Street could scarcely have missed his name. A... >
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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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Over Here!: New York City During World War II
by Lorraine B. Diehl
Publisher: HarperCollins 2010
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From Rockefeller Center's Victory Gardens and Manhattan's swanky nightclubs to metal scrap drives and car-less streets, a nostalgic book captures the excitement, trepidation and bustle of the center of the home front during World War II--New York City.
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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
by Elizabeth Winder
Publisher: 2013
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Painting the Town: Cityscapes of New York
by Jan Seidler Ramirez
Publisher: Museum of the City of New York in association with Yale University Pres 2000
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This beautiful book gathers nearly 160 paintings from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York, displaying the City's harbors, skylines, neighborhoods, and street scenes from post-Revolutionary years to the present day. Each painting is... >
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Paradise Alley
by Kevin Baker
Publisher: Harper Collins 2002
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At the height of the Civil War, word spreads through the poorest quarters of New York City that a military draft is about to be implemented -- a draft from which any rich man's son can buy an exemption. The outrage this inspires escalates into the worst... >
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Paradise, New York
by Eileen Pollack
Publisher: Temple University Press 2000
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We first meet Lucy Appelbaum, the heroine of Paradise, New York, in 1970, as a nine-year-old girl enjoying her family's Catskills hotel, the Garden of Eden. Ten years later, having found nothing else at which she can distinguish herself, Lucy tries to... >
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Park and the People : a History of Central Park
by Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1998
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In this superb and handsomely illustrated book - the first full-scale history of the park ever published - Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar tell the dramatic story of the creation of Central Park, of the people who built it and have used it. The... >
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Past Objects
by Scott Jordan
Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher 2010
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In the space between archaeology and history stand men like Scott Jordan, a native New Yorker who has been digging around in the citys soil for the better part of his life. What began as a childhood hobby searching for treasure evolved into a lifestyle... >
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Paul Strand's New York Portraits: Private Eye-Public Space
by Meir Wigoder
Publisher: History of Photography (London) 2003
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Peaceable Adjustments: Religous Diversity and Local Control in New York State Public Schools, 1865-1900
by Benjamin James Justice
Publisher: Stanford University 2002
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Pearl S. Buck and the American Internationalist Tradition
by Robert Shaffer
Publisher: Rutgers University, New Brunswick 2003
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Physician Heal Thyself Medical Practitioners of Eighteenth-Century New York
by Marynita Anderson
Publisher: Peter Lang 2004
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This monograph presents a group portrait of 18th century New York City and Long Island medical practitioners that explores the differences and similarities in the education and medical practices of rational physicians and empirics. Particular attention... >
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Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City
by Robin Nagle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013
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A Pickpocket's Tale: The Underworld of Nineteenth-Century New York
by Timothy J. Gilfoyle
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company 2007
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In George Appo's world, child pickpockets swarmed the crowded streets, addicts drifted in furtive opium dens, and expert swindlers worked the lucrative green-goods game. On a good night Appo made as much as a skilled laborer made in a year. Bad nights... >
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Picturing New York: The City from Its Beginnings to the Present
by Gloria Gilda Deak
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Picturing New York consists of fourteen mini-histories, each of which can be read independently of the others. The author explores the city's multiple birth (it was named and renamed five times, and was originally known as Angoulęme, not as New Amsterdam... >
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Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from before the Babe to after the Boss
by Martin Appel
Publisher: Bloomsbury 2012
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Pioneros: Puerto Ricans in New York City
by Felix V. Matos Rodriguez
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2001
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The history of Puerto Ricans in the so-called ěBabel of Steelî dates back more than a century. Through hundreds of images of the ěpioneersîóthose Puerto Rican migrants who established themselves in New York City between the 1890s and the end of World War... >
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A Plague on Your Houses: How New York Was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled
by Deborah Wallace
Publisher: Verso 1999
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A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York City and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse.
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Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars
by Shane White, Stephen Garton, Stephen Robertson and Graham White
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2010
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The phrase “Harlem in the 1920s” evokes images of the Harlem Renaissance, or of Marcus Garvey and soapbox orators haranguing crowds about politics and race. Yet the most ubiquitous feature of Harlem life between the world wars was the game of... >
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Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics
by William L Riordan
Publisher: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press 1993
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A series of frank and unabashed discussions between George Washington Plunkitt, a key politician of Tammany Hall, and William L. Riordan, a sharp-eared and sympathetic reporter, reveals Plunkitt's successful political strategies.
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Poems Of New York
by Elizabeth Schmidt
Publisher: A.A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House 2002
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New York City has always been a larger-than-life, half-mythical place, and this collection offers an appropriately stunning mosaic of its many incarnations in poetry–ranging from Walt Whitman’s exuberant celebrations to contemporary poets’ moving... >
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Poetry after 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets
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Publisher: 2011
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This collection features the work of some of New York's preeminent poets, including Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn and National Book Award finalist Alicia Ostriker, at a pivotal moment in America's history-one year after the World Trade Center and... >
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
by Deborah Blum
Publisher: Penguin Press 2010
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Police Brutality : an Anthology
by Jill Nelson (ed.)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2001
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The 12 essays in this provocative anthology aim to show the pervasiveness of the problem. The contributors--prominent academics, activists, writers, and a retired black police officer--trace the roots of police presence in African American communities... >
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Political Crisis, Fiscal Crisis: The Collapse and Revival of New York City
by Martin Shefter
Publisher: Basic Books 1985
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Politics and Faith: Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich at Union Seminary in New York
by Ronald H. Stone
Publisher: Mercer University Press 2012
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The Politics of Race in New York: The Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era
by Phyllis F. Field
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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THE POLITICS OF RACE IN NEW YORK The Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era Phyllis F. Field $24.95s paper Available in SEPTEMBER, 266 pages, 6 x 9, 8 maps, 45 tables ISBN: 978-0-8014-7563-4 Quantity Reviews | About the... >
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The Politics of Race in New York: The Struggle for Black Suffrage in the Civil War Era
by Phyllis F. Field
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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Black suffrage was a crucial and volatile issue in the North during the Civil War era. In The Politics of Race in New York, Phyllis F. Field studies the development of racial policies in the Empire State. Asserting that it is not possible to understand... >
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The Politics of Urban Beauty: New York & Its Art Commission
by Michele Helene Bogart
Publisher: Published by University of Chicago Press 2006
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Since its founding in 1898, the Art Commission of the City of New York (ACNY) has served as the city’s aesthetic gatekeeper, evaluating all works of art intended for display on city property. And over the years, the commission’s domain has expanded... >
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The Poor Among Us: A History of Family Poverty and Homelessness in New York City
by Ralph da Costa Nunez and Ethan G. Sribnick
Publisher: White Tiger Press 2013
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Poor Mothers and Babies: A Social History of Childbirth and Child Care Institutions in Nineteenth-Century New York City
by Virginia A. Metaxas Quiroga
Publisher: Garland Pub 1990
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Popular Modernism? The Urban Style of Interwar Tin Pan Alley
by Ulf Lindberg
Publisher: Popular Music 2003
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Population History of New York City
by Ira Rosenwaike
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1972
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
by Robert A Caro
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 1975
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One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York (city and state) and makes public what few... >
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Power, Protest, and the Public Schools Jewish and African American Struggles in New York City
by Melissa F. Weiner
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2010
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Accounts of Jewish immigrants usually describe the role of education in helping youngsters earn a higher social position than their parents. Power, Protest, and the Public Schools argues that New York City schools did not serve as pathways to mobility... >
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A Precinct of Their Own: The New York City Women's Precinct, 1921-1923
by Dorothy Moses Schulz
Publisher: New York History 2004
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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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Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal Distric
by James Michael Lindgren
Publisher: New York University Press 2014
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Priests of our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge
by Marjorie Heins
Publisher: 2013
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The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life
by Fred Siegel
Publisher: Encounter 2005
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Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience
by Jerold S. Kayden
Publisher: Wiley John & Sons 2000
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Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as a "juicy little time bomb of a book, " Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience examines for the first time, New York City's 39-year mixed experience with the production of more than 500 plazas,... >
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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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Progressive inequality : Rich and Poor in New York, 1890-1920
by David N. Huyssen
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2014
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Protest and Progress: New York's First Black Episcopal Church Fights Racism
by John Hewitt
Publisher: Routledge 2000
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Prurient Interests: Gender, Democracy, and Obscenity in New York City, 1909-1945
by Andrea Friedman
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Debate about what constitutes obscenity and how -if at all -it should be regulated has been at the center of the "culture wars" of the past two decades. While literature abounds on the contemporary politics of obscenity, there has been little inquiry... >
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Public Art New York
by Jean Parker Phifer
Publisher: W.W. Norton 2009
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A guided tour of the best public art in all five boroughs of New York City, from outdoor sculpture in public plazas to murals and works of art in lobbies accessible to the public, to outstanding landscapes, and even a few examples of artistic sidewalks... >
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Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century
by Nicholas Dagen Bloom
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2008
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When it comes to large-scale public housing in the United States, the consensus for the past decades has been to let the wrecking balls fly. The demolition of infamous projects such as Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis and the towers of Cabrini-Green in Chicago... >
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Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930
by Michele H. Bogart
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press 1997
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Bogart (art history, State University of New York, Stony Brook) explores how New York's celebrated municipal sculptures were supported, who created them, and why the majority of significant pieces were sponsored and produced between 1890 and 1920.... >
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Public Works: New York Road Building and the American State, 1880-1956
by Michael Reuben Fein
Publisher: Brandeis University 2003
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Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-century New York City
by Lorrin Thomas
Publisher: 2010
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By the end of the 1920s, just ten years after the Jones Act first made them full-fledged Americans, more than 45,000 native Puerto Ricans had left their homes and entered the United States, citizenship papers in hand, forming one of New York City’s... >
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Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power
by James McGrath Morris
Publisher: HarperCollins 2010
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Punishment's 'Square Deal':Prisoners and Their Keepers in 1920's New York
by Rebecca Mclennan
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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The Pushcart War
by Jean Merrill, Ronni Solbert
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc 1987
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The pushcarts have declared war! New York City's streets are clogged with huge, rude trucks that park where they want, hold up traffic, and bulldoze into anything that is in their way, and the pushcart peddlers are determined to get rid of them. But the... >
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Put on a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir
by Charles Strouse
Publisher: Union Square Press 2008
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Just about everyone who can hum knows and loves Charles Strouse’s music. He composed some of the most successful shows in Broadway history (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and Golden Boy); wrote the film score for Bonnie and Clyde as well as the... >
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Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus
by Dean Jensen
Publisher: Crown 2013
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A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the... >
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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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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that built America’s First Subway
by Doug Most
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press 2014
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Race, Migration, and Port City Radicalism: New York's Black Longshoremen and the Politics of Maritime Protest, 1900
by Risa L Faussette
Publisher: 2002
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Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles
by Janet L. Abu-Lughod
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2012
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Radical Walking Tours of New York City
by Bruce Kayton
Publisher: Seven Stories Press 2003
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Traditional walking tours of New York City lionize the wealthy and war heroes by emphasizing what they've left behind. Rarely seen are the emblems of those buried in their wake -- the people who fought the establishment, pushing for a better world. In... >
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Rails across the Hudson: Getting across the Barrier, Then and Now
by William D. Middleton
Publisher: Railroad History 2002
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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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Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages
by Edward Rohs
Publisher: 2012
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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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The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir
by Allen Jones, Mark Naison
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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The Rat That Got Awayis an inspiring story of one man's odyssey from the streets of the Bronx to a life as a professional athlete and banker in Europe, but it is also provides a unique vantage point on the history of the Bronx and sheds new light on a... >
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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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Reconsidering the Decline of the New York Yiddish Theatre in the Early 1900s
by Judith Thissen
Publisher: Theatre Survey 2003
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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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Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York
by Phillip Deery
Publisher: Fordham U. Press 2014
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Rediscovering Jacob Riis: The Reformer, His Journalism, and His Photographs
by Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom
Publisher: New Press 2008
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Rediscovering Jacob Riis: The Reformer, His Journalism, and His Photographs
by Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom
Publisher: New Press 2008
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Redlining and the Home Owners' Loan Corporation
by Amy E. Hillier
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union
by Clarence Taylor
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2011
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The New York City Teachers Union shares a deep history with the American left, having participated in some of its most explosive battles. Established in 1916, the union maintained an early, unofficial partnership with the American Communist Party,... >
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Reflections and Shadows
by Saul Steinberg
Publisher: Random House 2002
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We all grew up in Saul Steinberg's America, a place he envisioned for us in his drawings and cartoons for The New Yorker--none more famous than his iconic image of a New Yorker's view of the world. In this eccentric and unpredictable memoir, one of the... >
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Reinhold Niebuhr and The Christian Century: World War II and the Eclipse of the Social Gospel
by Gary B. Bullert
Publisher: Journal of Church & State 2002
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Religion and the Rise of the American City: The New York City Mission Movement, 1812-1870
by Carroll Smith Rosenberg
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1971
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Reluctant Revolutionaries: New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763–1776
by Joseph S. Tiedemann
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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The question of why New Yorkers were such reluctant revolutionaries has long bedeviled historians. In an innovative study of New York City between 1763 and 1776, Joseph S. Tiedemann explains how conscientiously residents labored to build a consensus... >
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The Reluctant Warrior: Henry L. Stimson and the Crisis of 'industrial civilization'
by Sean Langdon Malloy
Publisher: Stanford University 2002
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Remarkable, Unspeakable New York: A Literary History
by Shaun Oconnell
Publisher: Beacon Press 1997
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A comprehensive history of writers who have taken New York as their subject--including writers of old New York, the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, the Algonquin Round Table, the New York Intellectuals, and the Wall Street boom. Covers over 100... >
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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: Harrison Salisbury and The New York times
by Donald E. Davis
Publisher: 2012
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During his career at the New York Times, Harrison Salisbury served as the bureau chief in post-World War II Moscow, reported from Hanoi during the Vietnam War, and in retirement he witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre firsthand. Davis and Trani's... >
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Republic of Dreams: Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia, 1910-1960
by Ross Wetzsteon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2009
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A richly woven history of Greenwich Village's Golden Age and of the artists, rebels, and eccentrics who make the Village a cultural phenomenon. Ross Wetzsteon presents a vibrant portrait of the Village through the remarkable and often interrelated... >
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Republic of intellect: the Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature
by Bryan Waterman
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2007
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In the 1790s, a single conversational circle -- the Friendly Club -- united New York City's most ambitious young writers, and in Republic of Intellect, Bryan Waterman uses an innovative blend of literary criticism and historical narrative to re-create... >
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Reregionalizing America: A New View of American Culture after World War II
by John G. Cawelti
Publisher: Journal of Popular Culture 2002
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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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Resistance: A Radical Political and Social History of the Lower East Side
by Clayton Patterson, Joe Flood, Alan Moore
Publisher: Seven Stories Press 2007
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Praise for Captured by Clayton Patterson: "More than the indispensable reference and definitive work it is sure to become, this massive labor of love is also an elegy for a Lower East Side and an East Village that is fast disappearing."- The Villager... >
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The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present
by Joanne Reitano
Publisher: Routledge 2006
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Explores how the dynamic, resilient city was shaped by struggles over power, wealth and status. Examines strikes, riots, elections, panics, leaders and protestors. Covers economic, political, social and cultural history. Accessible writing style.
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The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad
by Stacy Horn
Publisher: Viking 2005
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In New York City, thousands of murders remain unsolved. Where does the police department begin after an unsolved case has gone cold? In this fascinating, in-depth narrative, a writer uses her unprecedented access to chronicle the inner workings of the... >
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Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance
by Richard J. Powell, David A. Bailey
Publisher: University of California Press 1997
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Harlem has captivated the imagination of writers, artists, intellectuals, and politicians around the world since the early decades of this century. Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance examines the cultural reawakening of Harlem in the... >
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A Rich Man's Guide to Social Climbing: Philanthropy As a Bourgeois Behavioral Pattern in Nineteenth-Century New York
by Thomas Adam
Publisher: Journal of Arts Management, Law, & Society 2002
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Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father : Revolutionary War Soldier, Federalist Polltician, Mayor of New York
by Paul Cushman
Publisher: Modern Memoirs 2010
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The Rise of David Levinsky
by Abraham Cahan
Publisher: Penguin Books 1993
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The Rise of David Levinsky, written by the legendary founder and editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, is an early Jewish-American classic. According to the scholar Sam B. Girgus, "The novel is more than an important literary work and cultural document. It... >
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Rituals, Riots, Rules, and Rights: The Astor Place Theater Riot of 1849 and the Evolving Limits of Free Speech
by Gretchen Sween
Publisher: Texas Law Review 2002
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Rivington Street
by Meredith Tax
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2001
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This sprawling historical novel follows the fortunes of four enterprising, courageous Jewish women on New York's Lower East Side. Hannah Levy masterminds her family's escape, despite her radical husband's objections, from czarist Russia after the... >
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Robert Hunter, 1666-1734, New York's Augustan Statesman
by Mary Lou Lustig
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1983
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Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York
by Hilary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson, eds.
Publisher: W. W. Norton 2008
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Root & Branch: African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613-1863
by Graham Russell Hodges
Publisher: UNC Press 1999
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A comprehensive history of African Americans in New York City and East Jersey from 1613-1863. The author pays particular attention to the black religious experience and to the vibrant slave culture shaped on the streets and shows that both fueled the... >
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The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism
by James Mcgrath Morris
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2003
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Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World, Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly — and kept... >
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The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism
by James McGrath Morris
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2003
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Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World, Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly and kept... >
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Rotating Lives: Indian Cabbies in New York City
by Diditi Mitra
Publisher: Temple University 2003
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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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The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908--1929
by Andrew Dolkart
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2009
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This fascinating study is the first to examine the transformation of residential architecture in New York City in the early 20th century.In the decades just before and after World War I, a group of architects, homeowners, and developers pioneered... >
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The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929
by Andrew Dolkart
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2009
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This fascinating study is the first to examine the transformation of residential architecture in New York City in the early 20th century. In the decades just before and after World War I, a group of architects, homeowners, and developers pioneered... >
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Rudy!: An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani
by Wayne Barrett
Publisher: Basic Books 2001
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Rudy Guiliani. New York City's Mayor. America's Number One Cop. A municipal superhero who needs no phone booth. A politician of astonishing complexity whose full story has never been told. Until now. Guiliani has assumed mythic proportions, the can-do... >
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A Rumor of Revolt: The "Great Negro Plot" in Colonial New York
by Thomas J. Davis
Publisher: Univ. of Massachusetts Press 1990
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