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WHEN BROOKLYN WAS QUEER: A HISTORY

Written by Ryan, Hugh
The never-before-told story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day.***An ALA GLBT Round Table Over the Rainbow 2019 Top Ten Selection******NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LGBTQ BOOKS OF 2019 by Harper's Bazaar***"A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture." --Kirkus Reviews, starred
June 2, 2020 | Paperback | St. Martin's Griffin | 320 Pages |
$17.99
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DIRTY YEAR: SEX, SUFFRAGE, AND SCANDAL IN GILDED AGE NEW YORK

Written by Greer, Bill
As 1872 opened, the New York Times headlined four stories that symptomized the decay in public morals that the editors so frequently decried: financier Jim Fisk was gunned down in a love triangle; suffragist and free-love advocate Victoria Woodhull was running for president; anti-vice activist Anthony Comstock battled smut dealers poisoning children's minds; and abortionists were thriving.
April 7, 2020 | Hardcover | Chicago Review Press | 240 Pages |
$28.99
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ENGINEERING AMERICA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN A. ROEBLING

Written by Haw, Richard
John Roebling was one of the nineteenth century's most brilliant engineers, ingenious inventors, successful manufacturers, and fascinating personalities.
May 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 648 Pages |
$34.95
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YOU TALKIN' TO ME?: THE UNRULY HISTORY OF NEW YORK ENGLISH

Written by White, E J
From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world.
May 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 320 Pages |
$19.95
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ELLIS ISLAND: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY

Written by Szejnert, Malgorzata
A dramatic, multi-vocal account of the personal agonies and ecstasies that played out within the walls of Ellis Island, as told by Poland's greatest living journalist This is the people's history of Ellis Island--the people who passed through it, and the people who were turned away from it.
August 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Scribe Us | 400 Pages |
$28.00
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HUDSON VALLEY: THE FIRST 250 MILLION YEARS: A MOSTLY CHRONOLOGICAL AND OCCASIONALLY PERSONAL HISTORY

Written by Levine, David
From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to the American Revolution, from the slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has a deep history.
February 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Globe Pequot Press | 320 Pages |
$26.95
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ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE NEW YORK: A HISTORICAL GUIDE

Written by Fitzpatrick, Kevin C
"That is the thing about New York," wrote Dorothy Parker in 1928. "It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there, is so definitely a new day." Now you can journey back there, in time, to a grand city teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces, and dazzling skyscrapers.
May 1, 2020 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 288 Pages |
$16.95
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TWELVE PATIENTS: LIFE AND DEATH AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL (THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NBC DRAMA NEW AMSTERDAM)

Written by Manheimer, Eric
The inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam and in the spirit of Oliver Sacks, this intensely involving memoir from a former medical director is a "humanitarian and heartbreaking tapestry where modern medicine confronts the atrocities of life" (Kirkus Reviews).
July 2, 2013 | Paperback | Grand Central Publishing | 355 Pages |
$17.00
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LAST PIRATE OF NEW YORK : A GHOST SHIP

Written by Cohen, Rich
Was he New York City's last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock--for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire. "History at its best . . .
June 2, 2020 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 256 Pages |
$18.00
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PLAZA: THE SECRET LIFE OF AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS HOTEL

Written by Satow, Julie
Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.
June 2, 2020 | Paperback | Twelve | 384 Pages |
$17.99

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