NY History

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BOSS OF THE GRIPS: THE LIFE OF JAMES H. WILLIAMS AND THE RED CAPS OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Written by Washington, Eric K
In a feat of remarkable research and timely reclamation, Eric K. Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H. Williams (1878-1948), the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps--a multitude of Harlem-based black men whom he organized into the essential labor force of America's most august railroad station.
October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 352 Pages |
$27.95
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SEX MONEY MURDER: A STORY OF CRACK, BLOOD, AND BETRAYAL

Written by Green, Jonathan
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bronx had one of the highest per capita murder rates in the country. The use of crack cocaine surged, replacing heroin as the high of choice. Drug dealers claimed territory through intimidation and murder, and families found themselves fractured by crime and incarceration.
June 25, 2019 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 432 Pages |
$17.95
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EVERYBODY'S DOIN' IT: SEX, MUSIC, AND DANCE IN NEW YORK, 1840-1917

Written by Cockrell, Dale
Everybody's Doin' It follows the birth of popular music, including ragtime and jazz, to the convivial meeting places for sex, drink, music, and dance. Whether a single piano player or small band, live music was a nightly feature in New York's spirited basement bars, dance halls, and concert saloons. There men and women, often black and white, mingled freely--to the horror of the elite.
August 13, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 384 Pages |
$29.95
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STONEWALL: THE DEFINITIVE STORY OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS UPRISING THAT CHANGED AMERICA

Written by Duberman, Martin
The definitive account of the Stonewall Riots, the first Gay Rights March, and the LGBTQ activists at the center of the movement.
June 4, 2019 | Paperback | Plume Books | 432 Pages |
$18.00
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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND HOW IT GOT THAT WAY

Written by Davey, Colin
The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City's most beloved institutions, and one of the largest, most celebrated museums in the world. Since 1869, generations of New Yorkers and tourists of all ages have been educated and entertained here.
April 2, 2019 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 208 Pages |
$34.95
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GAY METROPOLIS: THE LANDMARK HISTORY OF GAY LIFE IN AMERICA

Written by Kaiser, Charles
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and winner of a Lambda Literary Award, The Gay Metropolis is a landmark saga of struggle and triumph that was instantly recognized as the most authoritative and substantial work of its kind. Now, for the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings, Charles Kaiser has brought this history into the twenty-first century.
June 4, 2019 | Paperback | Grove Press | 432 Pages |
$18.00
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NEW BROOKLYN: WHAT IT TAKES TO BRING A CITY BACK

Written by Hymowitz, Kay S
Featured in The New York Times Book Review Only a few decades ago, the Brooklyn stereotype well known to Americans was typified by television programs such as "The Honeymooners" and "Welcome Back, Kotter"--comedies about working-class sensibilities, deprivation, and struggles.
April 15, 2019 | Paperback | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | 208 Pages |
$17.95
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KING OF HEISTS: THE SENSATIONAL BANK ROBBERY OF 1878 THAT SHOCKED AMERICA

Written by Conway, J North
ANOTHER TRUE CRIME STORY FROM J. NORTH CONWAY--NOW IN PAPERBACK!The riveting story of one of America's most notorious crimes and the mysterious man behind it "Engrossing. . . . Conway skillfully paints a backdrop of fierce and flamboyant personalities who paraded across the Gilded Age. . . .
May 1, 2019 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 248 Pages |
$18.95
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BAG OF BONES: THE SENSATIONAL GRAVE ROBBERY OF THE MERCHANT PRINCE OF MANHATTAN

Written by Conway, J North
Completing J. North Conway's widely acclaimed trilogy of Gilded Age New York City Crime--following King of Heists and The Big Policeman--Bag of Bones combines the era's affluence, decadence, and corruption with a gruesome deed fit for the tabloids of today. In 1878, the body of multi-millionaire A. T. Stewart was stolen from St. Mark's Churchyard.
May 1, 2019 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 312 Pages |
$18.95
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STATUE OF LIBERTY

Written by Statue of Liberty Foundation
Timed to publish with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, this is Lady Liberty's untold story of her building, restoration, and iconic place in the world as brought to life through the fascinating lens of archival images, ephemera from the museum's collection, and today's most compelling photography--restored and resplendent against the New York City skyline. Following Rizzoli'
May 14, 2019 | Hardcover | Rizzoli Electa | 160 Pages |
$50.00

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