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NEW YORKERS: A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE IN OUR TIME

Written by Taylor, Craig
In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city's best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time--and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.
March 9, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 416 Pages |
$30.00
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MOST SPECTACULAR RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD: THE TWIN TOWERS, WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, AND THE REBIRTH OF NEW YORK

Written by Roston, Tom
The remarkable story of a restaurant on top of the world--built by a legend, destroyed in tragedy--and an era in New York City it helped to frame In the 1970s, New York City was plagued by crime, filth, and an ineffective government. The city was falling apart, and even the newly constructed World Trade Center threatened to be a fiasco.
September 8, 2020 | Paperback | Abrams Press |
$18.00
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INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS: NEW YORKERS ON THE 7 TRAIN

Written by Kornblum, William
Nicknamed the International Express, the New York City Transit Authority 7 subway line runs through a highly diverse series of ethnic and immigrant neighborhoods in Queens.
January 5, 2021 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 312 Pages |
$26.00
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CRY OF MURDER ON BROADWAY

Written by Miller, Julie
In Cry of Murder on Broadway, Julie Miller shows how a woman's desperate attempt at murder came to momentarily embody the anger and anxiety felt by many people at a time of economic and social upheaval and expanding expectations for equal rights.
October 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Three Hills | 280 Pages |
$28.95
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QUEER NEW YORK: GEOGRAPHIES OF LESBIANS, DYKES, AND QUEERS

Written by Gieseking, Jen Jack
The first lesbian and queer historical geography of New York City Over the past few decades, rapid gentrification in New York City has led to the disappearance of many lesbian and queer spaces, displacing some of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community.
September 15, 2020 | Paperback | New York University Press | 336 Pages |
$30.00
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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND HOW IT GOT THAT WAY

Written by Davey, Colin
Tells the story of the building of the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium, a story of history, politics, science, and exploration, including the roles of American presidents, New York power brokers, museum presidents, planetarium directors, polar and African explorers, and German rocket scientists. The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City'
November 3, 2020 | Paperback | Fordham University Press | 278 Pages |
$19.95
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SUBWAY: THE CURIOSITIES, SECRETS, AND UNOFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT SYSTEM

Written by Morris, John E
This dynamic visual history of the world's largest transit system -- in all its intriguing, colorful, and even seedy glory -- is packed with fascinating facts and hundreds of compelling photographs.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers |
$30.00
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IT'S A HELLUVA TOWN: JOAN K. DAVIDSON, THE J.M. KAPLAN FUND, AND THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER NEW YORK

Written by Gratz, Roberta Brandes
A history of the J.M. Kaplan Fund and its role in shaping New York City, from World War II to the present.
November 10, 2020 | Hardcover | Bold Type Books |
$28.00
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VALENTINO AFFAIR: THE JAZZ AGE MURDER SCANDAL THAT SHOCKED NEW YORK SOCIETY AND GRIPPED THE WORLD

Written by Evans, Colin
In 1922, Rudolph Valentino was one of the most famous men alive. But few knew that the star had a dirty secret that he desperately wanted to bury. The lurid tale began a decade earlier when former Yale football star and notorious playboy Jack de Saulles made headlines across three continents by pursuing the beautiful young Chilean heiress Blanca Errázuriz, known as the Star of Santiago.
October 22, 2020 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 304 Pages |
$18.95
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GOTHAM RISING: NEW YORK IN THE 1930S

Written by Stewart, Jules
Often described as the greatest city in the world, New York is one of the iconic cities of the world. Yet much of its architecture and culture which so defines the city we know today only came into being in the 1930s, in what was perhaps the most significant decade in the city's 400 year history.
December 10, 2020 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 304 Pages |
$26.95

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