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MAN IN PROFILE: JOSEPH MITCHELL OF THE NEW YORKER

Written by Kunkel, Thomas
WINNER OF THE SPERBER PRIZE - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer--author of Joe Gould's Secret and Up in the Old Hotel--and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history's greatest disappearing acts.
April 28, 2015 | Hardcover | Random House | 384 Pages |
$30.00

LIBERTY'S TORCH: THE GREAT ADVENTURE TO BUILD THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Written by Mitchell, Elizabeth
The Statue of Liberty has become one of the most recognizable monuments in the world: a symbol of freedom and the American Dream. But the story of the creation of the statue has been obscured by myth. In reality, she was the inspiration of one quixotic French sculptor hungry for fame and adoration.
July 14, 2015 | Paperback | Grove Press |
$17.00
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WALKING NEW YORK: REFLECTIONS OF AMERICAN WRITERS oe

Written by Miller, Stephen
THE NEW YORK OBSERVER: ONE OF THE TOP 10 BOOKS FOR FALL It's no wonder that New York has always been a magnet city for writers. Manhattan is one of the most walkable cities in the world. While many novelists, poets, and essayists have enjoyed long walks in New York, not all of them have had favorable impressions.
December 1, 2014 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 272 Pages |
$40.00
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ROBERT MOSES AND THE MODERN CITY: THE TRANSFORMATION OF NEW YORK

We are rebuilding New York, not dispersing and abandoning it: Robert Moses saw himself on a rescue mission to save the city from obsolescence, decentralization, and decline. His vast building program aimed to modernize urban infrastructure, expand the public realm with extensive recreational facilities, remove blight, and make the city more livable for the middle class.
September 17, 2008 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 336 Pages |
$35.00

FOOTPRINTS IN NEW YORK: TRACING THE LIVES OF FOUR CENTURIES OF NEW YORKERS

Written by Nevius, Michelle
New York City experts James and Michelle Nevius explore the lives of two dozen iconic New Yorkers, including Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, Central Park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, business titan JP Morgan, and music legend Bob Dylan.
April 15, 2014 | Paperback | Lyons Press |
$19.95
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RACE UNDERGROUND: BOSTON, NEW YORK AND THE INCREDIBLE RIVALRY THAT BUILT AMERICA'S FIRST SUBWAY

Written by Most, Doug
In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found.
February 10, 2015 | Paperback | St. Martin's Griffin |
$16.99
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CHRONICLES OF OLD NEW YORK OE

Written by Roman, James
The history of New York City is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers who built Manhattan. Witness life during the city's earliest days, when Greenwich Village was a bucolic suburb and disease was a fact of daily life.
June 1, 2010 | Paperback | Museyon Inc | 260 Pages |
$17.95
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COMPLETE CARTOONS OF THE NEW YORKER

Written by Robert Mankoff
The book that Janet Maslin of The New York Times has called "indispensable" and "a transfixing study of American mores and manners that happens to incorporate boundless laughs, too" is finally available in paperback--fully updated and featuring a brand new introduction by Adam Gopnik.
October 8, 2006 | Paperback | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 672 Pages |
$35.00
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CAT MEN OF GOTHAM: TALES OF FELINE FRIENDSHIPS IN OLD NEW YORK

Written by Gavan, Peggy
Winner of the 2019 Certificate of Excellence and MUSE Medallion from the Cat Writers Association The nineteenth century was a rough time to be a stray cat in New York City. The city's human residents dealt with feline overpopulation by gassing unwanted cats or tossing them in rivers.
May 3, 2019 | Hardcover | Rutgers University Press | 254 Pages |
$19.95
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DAMNATION ISLAND: POOR, SICK, MAD, AND CRIMINAL IN 19TH-CENTURY NEW YORK

Written by Horn, Stacy
"Enthralling; it is well worth the trip." --New York Journal of Books
May 14, 2019 | Paperback | Algonquin Books | 320 Pages |
$16.95

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