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NEW YORK ART DECO: A GUIDE TO GOTHAM'S JAZZ AGE ARCHITECTURE

Written by Robins, Anthony W
Of all the world's great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and '30s that recast New York as the world's modern metropolis. Anthony W.
June 1, 2017 | Paperback | Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press |
$24.95
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DECONSTRUCTING THE HIGH LINE: POSTINDUSTRIAL URBANISM AND THE RISE OF THE ELEVATED PARK

The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is one of the world's most iconic new urban landmarks. Since the opening of its first section in 2009, this unique greenway has exceeded all expectations in terms of attracting visitors, investment, and property development to Manhattan's West Side.
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Rutgers University Press |
$28.95
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MANHATTAN PROJECT: A THEORY OF A CITY

Written by Kishik, David
This sharp, witty study of a book never written, a sequel to Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, is dedicated to New York City, capital of the twentieth century. A sui generis work of experimental scholarship or fictional philosophy, it analyzes an imaginary manuscript composed by a ghost.
March 14, 2017 | Paperback | Stanford University Press | 288 Pages |
$22.95
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NIGHT CLASS: A DOWNTOWN MEMOIR

Written by Corona, Victor
When a drably dressed ex-military researcher set out to understand New York City's nightlife, NYU sociologist Victor Corona had no idea just how dramatic a transformation he would undergo. In order to discover what lay behind the city's velvet ropes, Victor needed to trade ill-fitting khakis and military IDs for glitter eye shadow and bright highlights in his hair.
July 11, 2017 | Paperback | Soft Skull Press | 240 Pages |
$16.00
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REVOLUTION ON THE HUDSON: NEW YORK CITY AND THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY IN THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Written by Daughan, George C
No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River, and the surrounding counties. Political and military leaders on both sides viewed the Hudson River Valley as the American jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death.
June 6, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 432 Pages |
$18.95
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60S: THE STORY OF A DECADE

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
The third installment of a fascinating decade-by-decade series, this anthology collects historic New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century--including work by James Baldwin, Pauline Kael, Sylvia Plath, Roger Angell, Muriel Spark, and John Updike--alongside new assessments of the 1960s by some of today's finest writers.
July 11, 2017 | Paperback | Modern Library | 720 Pages |
$22.00
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INCENDIARY: THE PSYCHIATRIST, THE MAD BOMBER, AND THE INVENTION OF CRIMINAL PROFILING

Written by Cannell, Michael
Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling.
April 25, 2017 | Hardcover | Minotaur Books | 304 Pages |
$26.99
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MURDER IN THE CITY: NEW YORK, 1910-1920

Written by Kaute, Wilfried
When night falls on New York, the shadows are everywhere and death wears many faces. How the victims leave their bodies is deeply personal, but the witnesses to their death and the factors that brought it about belong to the public world a somber world which is encapsulated in this gruesome survey of crime and violence in the 1910s.
June 13, 2017 | Hardcover | Thomas Dunne Books | 244 Pages |
$35.00
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CHIEF ENGINEER: WASHINGTON ROEBLING, THE MAN WHO BUILT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Written by Wagner, Erica
The first full biography of a crucial figure in the American story--Washington Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn Bridge."I know that nothing can be done perfectly at the first trial; I also know that each day brings its little quota of experiences, which with honest intentions, will lead to perfection after a while." --Washington Roebling
June 27, 2017 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury USA | 384 Pages |
$28.00
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AMERICAN RHAPSODY: WRITERS, MUSICIANS, MOVIE STARS, AND ONE GREAT BUILDING

Written by Pierpont, Claudia Roth
The stories of America's most extraordinary strivers and their failures and triumphs
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl |
$16.00

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