Ny History

FIVE POINTS: THE 19TH CENTURY NEW YORK CITY NEIGHBORHOOD THAT INVENTED TAP DANCE, STOLE ELECTIONS, AND BECAME THE WORLD'S MOST NOTO

Written by Anbinder, Tyler
All but forgotten today, the Five Points neighborhood in Lower Manhattan was once renowned the world over. From Jacob Riis to Abraham Lincoln, Davy Crockett to Charles Dickens, Five Points both horrified and inspired everyone who saw it.
September 28, 2010 | Paperback | Free Press | 532 Pages |
$20.00

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'
May 14, 2019 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 278 Pages |
$34.95

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

ALBERT CAMUS IN NEW YORK

Written by Lottman, Herbert R
When Albert Camus arrived in New York he was all but unknown on foreign shores -- our shores for example. The Stranger, his first influential novel, was to be published only during his American visit. University specialists knew something about him, and some were already great admirers, as were a handful of francophile journalists.
August 1, 2001 | Paperback | Gingko Press | 60 Pages |
$4.95

MANHATTAN IN MAPS 1527-2014

Written by Augustyn, Robert T
More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical maps, gathered from private collections and libraries throughout the world.
October 15, 2014 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 151 Pages |
$29.95

NEW YORK'S NEW EDGE: CONTEMPORARY ART, THE HIGH LINE, AND URBAN MEGAPROJECTS ON THE FAR WEST SIDE

Written by Tiso, Elisabeth
The story of New York's west side no longer stars the Sharks and the Jets. Instead it's a story of urban transformation, cultural shifts, and an expanding contemporary art scene. The Chelsea Gallery District has become New York's most dominant neighborhood for contemporary art, and the streets of the west side are filled with gallery owners, art collectors, and tourists.
May 16, 2016 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press | 471 Pages |
$27.00

NEW YORK: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (EXPANDED)

Written by Ades, Lisa
The companion volume to the PBS television series, with more than 500 full-color and black-and-white illustrations This lavish and handsomely produced book captures all the beauty, complexity, and power of New York -- the city that seems the very embodiment of ambition, aspiration, romance, desire; the city that has epitomized the entire parade of modern life, with all its possibilities and pr
September 2, 2003 | Paperback | Knopf Publishing Group | 640 Pages |
$45.00

ST. MARKS IS DEAD: THE MANY LIVES OF AMERICA'S HIPPEST STREET

Written by Calhoun, Ada
St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O'Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street's apex.
November 8, 2016 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company |
$16.95

LITTLE BOOK OF NEW YORK

Written by Barrely, Christine
- Discover everything about the neighborhoods and heritage sites of the city of New York in this glorious little book- Complete with period illustrations, it tells the history of New York, its five boroughs and its famous monumentsWhich woman was the model for the Statue of Liberty? Why do we call NY's stock exchange Wall Street? Why is Broadway the only avenue going through Manhattan diagonally?
October 21, 2016 | Hardcover | E/P/A Editions | 176 Pages |
$16.95

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. ***An ALA GLBT Round Table Over the Rainbow 2019 Top Ten Selection***
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | St. Martin's Press | 320 Pages |
$29.99

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