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GAY NEW YORK: GENDER, URBAN CULTURE, AND THE MAKING OF THE GAY MALE WORLD, 1890-1940

Written by Chauncey, George
The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century
April 9, 2019 | Paperback | Basic Books | 512 Pages |
$22.99
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BROOKLYN

Written by Whitman, Walt
In honor of the great American bard's bicentennial, a collection of his writing on his beloved Brooklyn. Walt Whitman lived and worked and matured as an artist and thinker in Brooklyn, NY. The bustling port, full of life and diversity, expanded his mind and excited his senses.
May 7, 2019 | Paperback | Melville House Publishing | 144 Pages |
$16.99
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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. "Delicious, fun, and moving...[a] page-turning, intersectional and an engrossing read." --Sarah Schulman, Stonewall Book Award-winning novelist and AIDS historian"A monumental achievement."--Ira Sachs, filmmaker
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | St. Martin's Press | 320 Pages |
$29.99
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DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND: A CENTURY OF PLEASURE AND PROFIT IN TIMES SQUARE

Written by Traub, James
As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world.
December 21, 2004 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 336 Pages |
$14.95
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NEW YORKER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARTOONS: A SEMI-SERIOUS A-TO-Z ARCHIVE

This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick. The is the most ingenious collection of New Yorker cartoons published in book form, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious,
October 2, 2018 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 1536 Pages |
$100.00
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GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING: SEX, MURDER, AND MADNESS AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Written by Baatz, Simon
From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world.
February 19, 2019 | Paperback | Mulholland Books | 400 Pages |
$17.99
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AT BALTHAZAR: THE NEW YORK BRASSERIE AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD

Written by Nadelson, Reggie
Explore the iconic and beloved restaurant Balthazar in this "beautiful New York love story. Nobody could have written it better than Reggie Nadelson, who captures the tastes and smells, the glamour, nitty-gritty, and the theater of the restaurant and of the city itself" (Nigella Lawson, award-winning chef and author).
September 18, 2018 | Paperback | Gallery Books | 352 Pages |
$16.00
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DISCO FILES 1973-78: NEW YORK'S UNDERGROUND, WEEK BY WEEK

A new edition of the essential chronicle of disco culture
November 27, 2018 | Paperback | Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) |
$35.00
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FIGHT THE POWER: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE LONG HISTORY OF POLICE BRUTALITY IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Taylor, Clarence
A story of resistance, power and politics as revealed through New York City's complex history of police brutality The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was the catalyst for a national conversation about race, policing, and injustice.
December 20, 2018 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 336 Pages |
$35.00
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WHAT WOULD MRS. ASTOR DO?: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE MANNERS AND MORES OF THE GILDED AGE

Written by Tichi, Cecelia
A richly illustrated romp with America's Gilded Age leisure class--and those angling to join it Mark Twain called it the Gilded Age. Between 1870 and 1900, the United States' population doubled, accompanied by an unparalleled industrial expansion, and an explosion of wealth unlike any the world had ever seen.
November 27, 2018 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 352 Pages |
$24.95

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