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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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The Scandal of Reform: The Grand Failures of New York's Political Crusaders and the Death of Nonpartisanship
by Francis S. Barry
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2009
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Scarcity by Design: The Legacy of New York City's Housing Policies
by Peter D Salins
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1992
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Scorsese's Gangs of New York: Why Myth Matters
by Timothy Gilfoyle
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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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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Seat of Empire: New York, Philadelphia, and the Emergence of an American Metropolis, 1776-1837
by Rohit Thomas Aggarwala
Publisher: Columbia University 2002
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Second Founding: New York City, Reconstruction And The Making Of American Democracy
by David Quigley
Publisher: Hill and Wang 2004
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At the close of the Civil War, Americans found themselves drawn into a new conflict, one in which the basic shape of the nation's government had to be rethought and new rules for the democratic game had to be established. In this superb new study, David... >
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Seeing New York: History Walks for Armchair and Footloose Travelers
by Hope Cooke
Publisher: Temple University Press 1995
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Since the 1700s, various ethnic and immigrant groups have been shifting and negotiating their place in New York City. Hope Cooke also struggled to find a "correlation of space" and "sense of belonging" when she returned to the city after spending her... >
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Selling the Lower East Side: Culture, Real Estate, and Resistance in New York City
by Christopher Mele
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2000
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In this study of gentrification, a sociologist chronicles the changing real estate market on the Lower East Side of New York City. Long the home of ethnics and artists, the neighborhood was long marginalized and neglected--but in the '90's a combination... >
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The Shamrock and the Lily: The New York Irish and the Creation of A Transatlantic Identity, 1845-1921
by Mary C. Kelly
Publisher: Peter Lang 2005
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Many Americans' stories about their Irish roots begin "the potatoes died" and end "we all became Americans forever." Kelly (history, Franklin Pierce College) explains that the real situation was much more complex. Working from current thought on... >
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Shaping American Catholicism: Maryland and New York, 1805-1915
by Robert Emmett Curran
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2012
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Distinguished historian Robert Emmett Curran presents an informed and balanced study of the American Catholic Church's experience in its two most important regions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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She’s Mad Real Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn
by Oneka LaBennett
Publisher: NYU Press 2011
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"Overwhelmingly, Black teenage girls are negatively represented in national and global popular discourses, either as being “at risk” for teenage pregnancy, obesity, or sexually transmitted diseases, or as helpless victims of inner city poverty and... >
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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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A Short and Remarkable History of New York City
by Jane Mushabac
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1999
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With close to 1,500 entries on a fast-paced timeline, and with illustrations from the collection of The Museum of the City of New York, this informative book tells the history of the past five centuries in New York City. A Short and Remarkable History... >
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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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Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
by Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Orchard 2003
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Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York
by Robert Wojtowicz
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2000
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Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is still revered as one of America's leading cultural critics and an international authority on architecture and urbanism.
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The Sidewalks of New York : A Celebration of New York History
by Bill Harris, Lori Parks
Publisher: Heritage Media Corporation 1999
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New York's continual changes make it one of the world's most fascinating cities. The Dutch began rearranging the landscape as soon as they arrived and every generation since then has dedicated itself to making a good thing better. The Sidewalks of New... >
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Sing for your Supper: The Broadway Musical in the 1930s
by Ethan Mordden
Publisher: 2005
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Ethan Mordden completes his history of the Broadway musical by looking at how The Great White Way kept the lights burning in the depths of the Depression In the 1930s, Broadway's lights still burned brightly. Ethan Mordden completes his history of the... >
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Six Bridges: The Legacy of Othmar H. Ammann
by Darl Rastorfer
Publisher: Yale University Press 2000
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An examination of New York City's six most famous bridges, all designed by Othmar H. Ammann and including the George Washington and the Verrazano bridges.
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The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York
by Gail Fenske
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2008
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Once the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Woolworth Building is noted for its striking but incongruous synthesis of Beaux-Arts architecture, fanciful Gothic ornamentation, and audacious steel-framed engineering. Here, in the first history of this great... >
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Skyscraper Dreams: the Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York
by Tom Schachtman
Publisher: Little Brown 1991
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Superb reporting on the industrys wheeling and dealing.
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Slavery, Emancipation, and Class Formation in Colonial and Early National New York City
by Leslie M. Harris
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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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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Slumming in New York: From Waterfront to Mythic Harlem
by Robert M. Dowling
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2007
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This remarkable exploration of the underbelly of New York City life from 1880 to 1930 takes readers through the city’s inexhaustible variety of distinctive neighborhood cultures. Slumming in New York shows how the city’s rich and poor, foreign-born... >
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Snow in August
by Pete Hamill
Publisher: Warner Books 1998
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A young Irish Catholic boy growing up in Brooklyn makes a deal with a rabbi in his neighborhood: Michael will teach Rabbi Hirsch about baseball and help him improve his English; in return, the rabbi will teach the boy Yiddish. This strange compact ends... >
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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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The Social and Sensational News of the Day: Frank Leslie, The Day's Doings and Scandalous Pictoral News in Gilded Age New York
by Joshua Brown
Publisher: New-York Journal of American History 2003
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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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The Solar Eye of Vision: Emergence of the Skyscraper-Viewer in the Discourse on Heights in New York City, 1890-1920
by Meir Wigoder
Publisher: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 2002
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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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Song of Brooklyn: an Oral History of America's Favorite Borough
by Marc Eliot
Publisher: Random House, Inc. 2008
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Song of Brooklyn gathers the oral testimony of nearly one hundred Brooklynites past and present, famous and unknown, about a mythic borough that is also an indisputably real place. These witnesses speak eloquently of what it was like back then, when the... >
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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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Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America
by Peter J. Wosh
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1994
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Examines the history of the American Bible Society, which was established in New York City in 1816, over the course of the nineteenth century. Focuses especially on the urban context of the institution, and the way in which this philanthropy grew from a... >
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Staking Out Their Domain: Women in the New York City Police Department, 1890
by Mary Jane Aldrich-Moodie
Publisher: University of North Carolina 2002
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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 2004
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From The Federalist Papers, written by Columbians John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, to Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution and Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Edward Said's Orientalism, Columbia and its graduates have greatly... >
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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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Starring New York: Filming the Grime and the Glamour of the Long 1970s
by Stanley Corkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2011
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New York City during the long 1970s was a place of high crime and high glamour that still holds tremendous fascination. During this era the city careened from the hopefulness of the Lindsay years to financial default in 1975 to its reemergence, under... >
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State Of The Union: New York And The Civil War
by Harold Holzer
Publisher: Fordham University Press and New York State Archives Partnership Trust 2002
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This book pays long-needed attention to the neglected subject of New York's role in the Civil War with a series of compelling essays by top Civil War historians. Chapters focus on such diverse subjects as changing race and gender relations on the home... >
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Station Identification: The Culture of Yiddish Radio in New York, 1923-1947
by Ari Yitzchak Kelman
Publisher: New York University 2003
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Steppin' Out: New York Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture
by Lewis A. Erenberg
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press 1984
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The evolution of New York nightlife from the Gay Nineties through the Jazz Age was, as Lewis A. Erenberg shows, both symbol and catalyst of America's transition out of the Victorian period. Cabaret culture led the way to new styles of behavior and... >
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Stepping Left: Dance Politics in New York City, 1928-942
by Ellen Graff
Publisher: Duke University Press 1997
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Stepping Left simultaneously unveils the radical roots of modern dance and recalls the excitement and energy of New York City in the 1930s. Ellen Graff explores the relationship between the modern dance movement and leftist political activism in this... >
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Still the Promised City?: African-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York
by Roger Waldinger
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1996
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This book addresses the question of why African-Americans have fared so poorly in securing unskilled jobs in the postwar era and why new immigrants have done so well. Waldinger uses New York City as a prism to examine the changing relationships among... >
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Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York
by John Waldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
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Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
by James T. Murray and Karla L. Murray
Publisher: Gingko Press 2009
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This is a visual tour so saturated with realism you can smell the knishes neatly displayed in the window of the Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, a visual tour comprised of hundreds of images of unique 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs... >
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Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
by James and Karla Murray
Publisher: Gingko Press 2008
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This is a visual tour so saturated with realism you can smell the knishes neatly displayed in the window of the Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, a visual tour comprised of hundreds of images of unique 19th and 20th century retail graphics and neon signs... >
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Stories Of Freedom In Black New York
by Shane White
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2002
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Stories of Freedom in Black New York recreates the experience of black New Yorkers as they moved from slavery to freedom. In the early decades of the nineteenth century, New York City's black community strove to realize what freedom meant, to find a new... >
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A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York
by Anjelica Huston
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2013
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The Story of 42nd St: The Theatres, Shows, Characters and Scandals of the World’s Most Notorious Street
by Mary C. Henderson
Publisher: Back Stage Books 2008
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Quick! In the heart of little old New York, you’ll find a thoroughfare—what is it? Forty-second Street, of course! In this entertaining book, noted theater historian Mary Henderson traces the rise and fall and rise of the street that symbolizes the... >
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The Story of the Armory Show
by Milton W. Brown
Publisher: Abbeville Press, Inc. 1988
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Strange Fruit: Lady Sings the Blues as a Crossover Film
by Gary Storhoff
Publisher: Journal of Popular Film and Television 2002
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Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America
by Roger Waldinger
Publisher: University of California Press 2001
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Immigration is remaking the United States. In New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago, the multiethnic society of tomorrow is already in place. Yet today's urban centers appear unlikely to provide newcomers with the same opportunities... >
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Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925
by John Higham
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1988
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The Street Book: an Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins
by Henry Moscow
Publisher: Hagstrom Co. 1978
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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 Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem
by Patrick McCloskey
Publisher: University of California Press 2009
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The Street Stops Hereoffers a deeply personal and compelling account of a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American males graduate on time and get into college. Interweaving vivid... >
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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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Suburban Landscapes: Culture and Politics in a New York Metropolitan Community
by Paul H. Mattingly
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2001
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Though he focuses on Leonia, New Jersey, just outside New York City, Mattingly (history, New York U.) explores community formation, cultural identity, the dynamics of social cohesion, and conflicting democratic politics that function in suburbs across... >
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Subway Cars of the BMT
by James C. Greller
Publisher: Xplorer Press 1996
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Subway: A Trip Through Time on New York's Rapid Transit
by Stan Fischler
Publisher: H & M PRODUCTIONS 1997
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More than two decades ago sportscaster Stan Fischler let the cat out of the bag. The veteran television and print jockey analyst also was a train buff. This was forever revealed in his history of the New York subways and els, Uptown, Downtown.... >
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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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The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth Century New York
by Matthew Goldman
Publisher: Basic Books 2008
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The Sun and the Moon tells the delightful, entertaining, and surprisingly true story of how in the summer of 1835 a series of articles in the Sun, the first of the city’s “penny papers,” convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was... >
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Sunday Jews
by Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Harcourt 2002
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Hortense Calisher has been hailed as "stand[ing] vividly with Cather and Fitzgerald" (Cynthia Ozick). In this, her latest and most lauded novel, she explores a family united in blood yet divided by ideas. Son Charles hopes to be a Supreme Court justice;... >
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Surviving the City: The Chinese Immigrant Experience in New York City, 1890-1970
by Xinyang Wang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield 2001
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This innovative work explores the multifaceted Chinese experience in New York City. Incisively questioning accepted wisdom and easy cultural assumptions, Xinyang Wang persuasively illustrates that economic forces more than racism influenced immigrants'... >
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Sweatshop Usa: The American Sweatshop In Historical And Global Perspective
by Daniel E Bender, Richard A Greenwald
Publisher: Routledge 2003
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For over a century, the sweatshop has evoked outrage and moral repugnance. Once cast as a type of dangerous and immoral garment factory brought to American shores by European immigrants, today the sweatshop is reviled as emblematic of the abuses of an... >
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Sweet Daddy Grace: The Life and Times of a Modern Day Prophet
by Danielle Elizabeth Brune
Publisher: University of Texas 2002
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Sylvia's Violin: The Amber Eye
by David Manning
Publisher: dhm imPRESSions 2010
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Sylvia Solo is a seventh-grade student at an ultra-expensive private school that she attends by virtue of a violin scholarship. As part of a class assignment, Sylvia visits the Metropolitan Museum's ancient Egyptian collection. While there in Perneb’s... >
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The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side
by Gerard R. Wolfe
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2013
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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 2001
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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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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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A Tale of Three Global Ghettos: How Arnold Hirsch Helps Us Internationalize U.S. Urban History
by Nightingale Carl H
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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A Tale of Two Cities: Santo Domingo and New York after 1950
by Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Publisher: Princeton University Pres 2008
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In the second half of the twentieth century Dominicans became New York City's largest, and poorest, new immigrant group. They toiled in garment factories and small groceries, and as taxi drivers, janitors, hospital workers, and nannies. By 1990, one of... >
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Talk with You like A Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935
by Cheryl D. Hicks
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2010
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Talk with You like A Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935
by Cheryl D. Hicks
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2010
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Taxi!: A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver
by Graham Russell Hodges
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Preess 2007
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Naturally identified with the Big Apple, New York City cabdrivers hold a special place in the American folk culture writ large. Cabbies proverbially counsel, console, and confound, all the while flitting through the snarling traffic and bustling masses... >
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The Tenant Movement in New York City, 1904-1984
by Ronald Lawson (Editor), Mark Naison (Photographer)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 1986
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Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s
by Ann Douglas
Publisher: Noonday Press 1996
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Terrible Honesty is the biography of a decade, a portrait of the soul of a generation - based on the lives and work of more than a hundred men and women. In a strikingly original interpretation that brings the Jazz Age to life in a wholly new way, Ann... >
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That Ever Loyal Island: Loyalism and the Coming of the American Revolution on Staten Island, New York
by Phillip Papas
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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That Ever Loyal Island: Staten Island and the American Revolution
by Phillip Papas
Publisher: NYU Press 2007
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Of crucial strategic importance to both the British and the Continental Army, Staten Island was, for a good part of the American Revolution, a bastion of Loyalist support. With its military and political significance, Staten Island provides rich terrain... >
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There Goes the 'hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up
by Lance Freeman
Publisher: Temple University Press 2006
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Preview this book Preview this book Buy this book Temple University Press Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com - $26.95 Books-A-Million BookSense.com Google Product Search Borrow this book Find this book in a library There Goes the 'Hood analyzes... >
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They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption
by Michael F. Armstrong
Publisher: Columbia Univ Press 2012
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Thieves of Book Row : New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It
by Travis McDade
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
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A Thing (or Two) about Curtis and Camilla
by Nick Fowler
Publisher: Vintage Books USA 2003
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From the moment her daschund humped his leg on a Soho street, aspiring rock star/subway performer Curtis Birnbaum knew he was a goner. He sensed Camilla was a woman who would equally inspire and terrify him. And, miraculously, his ploys for her affection... >
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This Fine Piece Of Water: An Evironmental History Of Long Island Sound
by Tom Anderson
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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This lively and readable book traces the history of Long Island Sound and tells the stories of the scientists and citizens who have been working to restore and preserve it.
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This Gunner at His Piece: College Point & the Civil War
by James E. Haas
Publisher: Gateway Press 2002
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226 men with ties to the small village of College Point in Queens fought in the American Civl War. This book offers mini biographies of each along with a look at the town before, during and after the war. An excellent resource for genealogists, Civil War... >
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This Wicked World: The National Police Gazette, Richard K. Fox, and the Making of the Modern American Man, 1879-1906
by Guy Smedley Reel
Publisher: Ohio University 2003
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Thomas Paine: In Search of the Common Good
by Leo Zonneveld, Joyce Chumbley, eds.
Publisher: Spokesman Books 2009
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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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Time and Again
by Jack Finney
Publisher: Touchstone Books 1995
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"Sleep. And when you awake everything you know of the twentieth century will be gone from your mind. Tonight is January 21, 1882. There are no such things as automobiles, no planes, computers, television. 'Nuclear' appears in no dictionary. You have... >
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Time and Space on the Lower East Side, 1980-2010
by Brian Rose
Publisher: Golden Section Publishers 2012
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In 1980, Brian Rose, in collaboration with Ed Fausty, photographed the Lower East Side of Manhattan with a 4x5 view camera. It was the neighborhood’s darkest, but most creative moment. While buildings crumbled and burned, artists and musicians came to... >
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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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Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon
by Lynne Sagalyn
Publisher: MIT Press 2003
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The spectacularly successful transformation of Times Square has become a model for other cities. From its beginning as Longacre Square, Times Square's commercialism, signage, cultural diversity, and social tolerance have been deeply embedded in New York... >
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To Stand and Fight : The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City
by Martha Biondi
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr 2003
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The story of the civil rights movement typically begins with the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 and culminates with the 1965 voting rights struggle in Selma. But as Martha Biondi shows, a grassroots struggle for racial equality in the urban North began a... >
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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 Tour Guide: Walking and Talking in New York City
by Jonathan R. Wynn
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press 2011
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Everyone wants to visit New York at least once. The Big Apple is a global tourist destination with a dizzying array of attractions throughout the five boroughs. The only problem is figuring out where to start—and that’s where the city’s tour guides... >
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Traders and Gentlefolk: The Livingstons of New York, 1675-1790
by Cynthia A. Kierner
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1992
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Traders and Gentlefolk: The Livingstons of New York, 1675-1790
by Cynthia A. Kierner
Publisher: Cornell University Press 1992
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The Transatlantic Connection: The American Jewish Community and the Joint Foreign Committee in Defense of German Jews, 1933-1937
by Naomi W. Cohen
Publisher: American Jewish History 2002
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins) 1998
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The American classic about a young girl's coming of age at the turn of the century. "A profoundly moving novel, and an honest and true one. It cuts right to the heart of life...If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn you will deny yourself a rich... >
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The Triangle Fire, the Protocols of Peace, and Industrial Democracy in Progressive Era New York
by Richard A. Greenwald
Publisher: Temple University Press 2005
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America searched for an answer to The Labor Question" during the Progressive Era in an effort to avoid the unrest and violence that were the rule in the early 20th Century. In the ladies' garment industry, an experiment in industrial democracy brought... >
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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
by David Von Drehle
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press 2003
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On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen at the scene were... >
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Triumph of Order: Democracy & Public Space in New York and London
by Lisa Keller
Publisher: Columbia Univ Press 2009
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In an effort to create a secure urban environment in which residents can work, live, and prosper with minimal disruption, New York and London established a network of laws, policing, and municipal government in the nineteenth century aimed at building... >
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Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York and London
by Lisa Keller
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2009
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A True Story: A Cuban in New York
by Miguel Barnet, trans. by Regina Galasso
Publisher: 1986
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Miguel Barnet’s A True Story is based on the life of Julián Mesa, a Cuban living in New York City. The novel spans the years between the 1930s to the 1980s as the protagonist moves from Cuba to the US. Throughout the novel Julián, a building... >
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Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York
by Peter Derrick
Publisher: New York University Press 2001
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Derrick (archivist, Bronx County Historical Society) tells the story of what was, at the time, the largest and most expensive single municipal project ever attempted<-->the 1913 expansion of the New York City Dual System of Rapid Transit. He considers... >
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Twenty Minutes in Manhattan
by Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Reaktion Books 2009
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The walk from my apartment in Greenwich Village to my studio in Tribeca takes about twenty minutes, depending upon the route and whether I stop for a coffee and the Times. Invariably, though, it begins with a trip down the stairs. And so sets out... >
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Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's Trade Center
by Angus Kre Gillespie
Publisher: New American Library 2002
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This is a unique history that covers the complete life of the Twin Towers: the sky-high hopes during their planning and construction, the years during which they stood at the pinnacle of the Manhattan skyline, their symbolic meaning to the city, the... >
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The Unbounded Community: Neighborhood Life and Social Structure in New York City, 1830-1875
by Kenneth A. Scherzer
Publisher: Duke University Press 1992
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Under the Cope of Heaven
by Patricia U. Bonomi
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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In this pathbreaking study, Patricia Bonomi argues that religion was as instrumental as either politics or the economy in shaping early American life and values. Looking at the middle and southern colonies as well as at Puritan New England, Bonomi finds... >
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Under the Sidewalks of New York: The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World
by Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1995
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Since the first subway opened in 1904, the New York Subwa system and its trains have provided millions of New Yorkers with cheap, fast, and remarkably reliable transportation. The New York subway system lacks the electronic complexity of such modern... >
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Underneath New York
by Harry Granick
Publisher: Fordham University Press 1991
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This 1947 classic, the first book to describe the anatomy of a modern city, has been reissued with an up-to-date introduction. The fact that the text itself is dated (describing for example, the city's telegraph infrastructure) makes this book all the... >
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Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City
by Anne-Marie Cantwell, Diana Dizerega Wall
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr 2003
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This prize-winning book looks at New York from a fascinating new perspective, an archaeological one. Describing the exciting discoveries of long lost worlds found beneath the modern metropolis, the authors present an absorbing narrative of the many... >
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Unexpected New York
by Sandy Miller
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group 2010
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This well-written and sumptuously illustrated book is filled with surprises that add texture and richness to life in the Big Apple. Wild peacocks, parrots, and raccoons rather than the Bronx Zoo; cricket, lawn bowling, surfboarding, and pistol shooting... >
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Unexpected New York: 87 discoveries in familiar places
by Chester Burger
Publisher: Goodwin Publishers, LLC 2007
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Stories and illustrations aboiut 87 familiar places in New York City -- with an unknown story about each. Examples: The original of the Lincoiln Memorial is in NYC; the stone thing in Washington is a copy. / A NYC house in which a President of the... >
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The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea
by Thomas Bender
Publisher: New Press 2002
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One of the nation's leading historians makes the most compelling case yet for why we should care about American cities. Throughout American history, cities have been a powerful source of inspiration and energy, nourishing the spirit of invention and the... >
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The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and the Struggle to Save New York
by Vincent J. Cannato
Publisher: Basic Books 2002
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Vincent Cannato takes us back to the time when John Lindsay stunned New York with his liberal Republican agenda, WASP sensibility, and movie-star good looks. With peerless authority, Cannato explores how Lindsay Liberalism failed to save New York, and,... >
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Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution
by Ruma Chopra
Publisher: Book News 2011
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Chopra (history, San Jose Stae U.) recounts the complicated story of loyalists in New York City under British occupation during the Revolutionary War. He sets the scene of the multicultural, highly socio-politically heterogeneous metropolis of 1775;... >
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Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-class Reform in New York, 1870-1940
by Vanessa May
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2011
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Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor... >
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The Upper West Side
by Michael Susi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2009
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The Upper West Side of Manhattan, the residential and retail neighborhood between Central Park and the Hudson River, is famous for its liberalism, cosmopolitan culture, and appetizing. It is a neighborhood as diverse in its population as it is in its... >
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Urban Castles: Tenement Housing and Landlord Activism in New York City 1890-1943
by Jared N Day
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1999
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In the first comprehensive investigation of the role tenement landlords played in shaping the urban landscapes of today, Jared Day explores the unique case of New York City from the close of the nineteenth century through the World War II era.
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The Urban Underworld in Late Nineteenth-century New York: The Autobiography of George Appo with Related Documents
by George Appo
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2013
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A Vast and Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City
by Clint Johnson
Publisher: Kensington Press 2010
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Six Confederate officers tried to set fire to 20 Broadway hotels on the Friday after Thanksgiving 1864. They failed miserably, but they could have burned down the city had they only scouted better targets such as the turpentine and camphene distilleries,... >
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Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan
by Alexandra Villard De Borchgrave, John Cullen
Publisher: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2001
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Buy this book Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com Books-A-Million Borders IndieBound Google Product Search Borrow this book Find this book in a library In 1853, Henry Villard arrived in New York from Germany penniless and speaking not a word of... >
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Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise and Fall of A New York Mobster
by Anthony M. DeStefano
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2013
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A Voice from Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth
by Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010
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The Gothamist By Sarah Towers (from the New York Times, Dec. 24, 2010) Early in Edith Wharton’s “House of Mirth,” Lily Bart is offered some wisdom about how to live in the dazzling yet potentially deadening realm of the rich and well born:... >
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The Voice of the City: Vaudeville and Popular Culture in New York
by Robert W Snyder
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher 2000
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In this entertaining and enlightening book, Robert Snyder depicts the rise of popuolar culture in America by recapturing the essence and commerical trappings of one of its most vital forms of entertainment the vaudeville show. Vaudeville was a meeting... >
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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance
by Nathan Irvi Huggins
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1995
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The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s symbolized black liberation and sophistication - the final shaking off of slavery from the minds, spirits, and characters of African Americans. It was a period when the African American came of age - when the "New... >
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Walking Manhattan's Rim: The Great Saunter
by Cy A. Adler
Publisher: Green Eagle Pr 2003
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Maps out and describes the Great Saunter and all the wonderful and sometimes hidden treasures to be found along the watery rim of the world's most fascinating and varied island. Each chapter includes a detailed map and description of the diverse... >
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Walt Whitman: A Life
by Justin Kaplan
Publisher: HarperCollins 2003
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Whitman's genius, passions, poetry, and androgynous sensibility entwined to create an exuberant life amid the turbulent American mid-nineteenth century. In vivid detail, Kaplan examines the mysterious selves of the enigmatic man who celebrated the... >
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War At Home: A Novel
by Nora Eisenberg
Publisher: Leapfrog Press ; Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution 2002
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Billed as a "memoir novel," this book by Bronx native Eisenberg is a tenderly written yet harrowing portrayal of a family's disintegration in the years after World War II. Lucy Lehman is just a child when her father returns from the war. According to... >
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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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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher: Random House 2010
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Washington Irving: An American Original
by Brian Jay Jones
Publisher: Arcade Pub. 2008
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A portrait of the nineteenth-century diplomat and writer best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle evaluates his wild popularity, friendships with such contemporaries as Charles Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and determined... >
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Water for Gotham: A History
by Gerard T. Koeppel
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2001
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Water for Gothamtells the spirited story of New York's evolution as a great city by examining its struggle for that vital and basic element--clean water. Drawing on primary sources, personal narratives, and anecdotes, Gerard Koeppel demonstrates how... >
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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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The Waterworks
by E. L. Doctorow
Publisher: Plume Books 1997
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In 1871, Martin Pemberton disappeared after seeing his father, long presumed dead, ride by on an omnibus. Embarking on a search for the missing man 20 years after the fact, a gruff newspaperman searches through the seamy underside of New York City.
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Waterworks: A Photographic Journey Through New York's Hidden Water System
by Stanley Greenberg
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2003
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The photographer/author captures sublime beauty in 43 duotone photographs of machinery, architecture, and natural features of New York City's water system, which delivers 1.3 billion gallons of water a day to 9 million people through a vast network of... >
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Waterworks: A Photographic Journey through New York's Hidden Water System
by Stanley Greenberg
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2003
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New York s water system is staggering it provides 1.3 billion gallons of water a day to over 9 million people from 200 square miles of watershed. its aqueducts, reservoirs, tunnels, gatehouses, and tanks have been continually under construction since the... >
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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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We Used to Own the Bronx
by Eve Pell
Publisher: SUNY Press 2010
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We'll Take Manhattan: The Appropriation of Immigrant Space and the Transformation of Urban Geography in New York City, 1925
by Stephen Michael Kolman
Publisher: University of Wisconsin 2002
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We're Still Here: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of the South Bronx
by Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Bookthrift Co, 1986
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Wedding of the waters: the Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation
by Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company 2005
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The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity. Best-selling author Peter Bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction... >
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Welcome Home, Boys! Military Victory Parades in New York City, 1899-1946
by Sebastian Jobs
Publisher: 2012
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When Boxing was a Jewish Sport
by Allen Bodner
Publisher: Praeger 1997
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This is a splendid oral history of a time between World War I and World War II when Jewish athletes were the dominant ethnic group in professional boxing in the United States. The author draws on his own personal experience in New York City's fight... >
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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 Harlem Was in Vogue
by David Leverin Lewis
Publisher: Penguin Books 1997
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The decade and a half that followed World War I was a time of tremendous optimism in Harlem. It was a time when Langston Hughes, Eubie Blake, Marcus Garvey, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, and countless others made their indelible mark on the landscape... >
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When Harlem Was Jewish, 1870-1930
by Jeffrey S. Gurock
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1979
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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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When Tenants Claimed the City: The Struggle for Citizenship in New York Housing
by Roberta Gold
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2014
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Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square
by Daniel Makagon
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2004
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An analysis of the transformation of Times Square from a seedy urban center to a family friendly entertainment district captures the competing social and cultural fantasies that are at work, revealing an ongoing urban drama of the contradictions of... >
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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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White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP
by Kenneth Robert Janken
Publisher: New Press 2003
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A publishing landmark, the first biography of the man who brought the NAACP to national prominence. From his earliest years, Walter White was determined to transcend the rigid boundaries of segregation-era America. An African American of exceptionally... >
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Who Needs Donuts?
by Mark Alan Stamaty
Publisher: Random House Children's Books 2003
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First published 30 years ago, and out of print for almost that long, this masterpiece of the absurd by the noted "The New York Times Book Review" political cartoonist is reissued. Illustrations.
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Who Shall Take Care of Our Sick? Roman Catholic Sisters and the Development of Catholic Hospitals in New York City
by Bernadette McCauley
Publisher: 2005
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In 1849 the Sisters of Charity opened St. Vincent's, the first Catholic hospital in New York City, believing that they could do a better job than the directors of the one public and one private hospital already operating there. McCauley (history, City U.... >
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Why They Couldn't Wait: A Critique of the Black-Jewish Conflict Over Community Control in Ocean Hill-Brownsville (1967-1971)
by Jane Anna Gordon
Publisher: Falmer Press 2001
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This book looks at how the construction of blacks as unreasonable and illiberal in North American society creates obstacles in efforts to create equity in education. Examining the infamous conflict between a predominantly black community and a... >
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Wild New York : A Guide to the Wildlife, Wild Places, and Natural Phenomenon of New York City
by Margaret Mittelbach
Publisher: Crown 1997
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Describes the amazing diversity of flora, fauna, geographical features, and ecosystems that exist within the boundaries of New York City, explaining how and why an array of unusual species make their home in the urban landscape, and provides detailed... >
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William Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, and the New York Art Scene
by Paul R. Cappucci
Publisher: 2010
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Cappucci (English, Georgian Court U., New Jersey) explores connections between poets Williams (1881-1963) and O'Hara (1926-66) and visual artists in New York City, particularly painters Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell, and sculptor David Smith.... >
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Winter's Tale
by Mark Helprin
Publisher: Harvest Books 1995
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A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a... >
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Women in the Spotlight: Divas in Nineteenth-Century New York
by Andrea Lynn Saposnik
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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Wonderful Town: New York City Stories from the New Yorker
by David Remnick
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group 2000
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Anthologized from the reigning literary magazine of the century - and in honor of its 75th anniversary - the finest short stories about the greatest city in the world. Wonderful Town is the second half of our celebration of The New Yorker's 75th... >
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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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Working the Docks: Labor, Management and the New Waterfront
by Richard Greenwald
Publisher: Review of Business 2004
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Working-Class New York: Life and Labor Since World War II
by Joshua B. Freeman
Publisher: New Press 2001
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A "lucid, detailed, and imaginative analysis" (The Nation) of the model city that working-class New Yorkers created after World War II and its tragic demise. More than any other city in America, New York in the years after the Second World War carved... >
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The Works: Anatomy of a City
by Kate Ascher
Publisher: Penguin 2007
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The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
by Mary F. Corey
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2000
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Today The New Yorker is one of a number of general-interest magazines published for a sophisticated audience, but in the post-World War II era the magazine occupied a niche of potent cultural authority. In The World through a Monocle, Mary Corey mines... >
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World's Fair
by E. L. Doctorow
Publisher: Plume Books 1996
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New York is the setting and a central character in this wonderfully moving and evocative novel of a boy growing up and a family surviving in the 1930s. Told in the voices of its young protoganist, his mother, and his older brother, the story unfolds... >
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The WPA Guide to New York City
by William H Whyte
Publisher: New Press 1995
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This marvelous guide to New York was hailed by the New York Times in 1995 as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. Originally published in 1939 at the time of the World's Fair, the book was reviewed as "useful, broadly informative, and... >
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Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City
by Anthony Flint
Publisher: Random House, Inc. 2009
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To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. The activist, writer, and mother of three grew so fond of her bustling community that it became a touchstone... >
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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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by Milla Fedorova
Publisher: Chicago Distribution Center 2013
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by Abraham Cahan
Publisher: Dover Publications 1970
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by Joe & John Gindele
Publisher: Golden Valley Publishing, LLC 2012
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by Jeff Kisseloff
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2000
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Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 living New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter and about a dozen voices to each, Kisseloff offers a brief... >
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