Ny History

FROM DA PONTE TO THE CASE ITALIANA

Written by Faedda, Barbara
The Casa Italiana--a neo-Renaissance palazzo located on Amsterdam Avenue near 117th Street--has been the most important expression of the Italian presence on Columbia University's campus since its construction in 1927.
November 21, 2017 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 104 Pages |
$30.00
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JEWISH NEW YORK: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A CITY AND A PEOPLE

Written by Soyer, Daniel
The definitive history of Jews in New York and how they transformed the city Jewish New York reveals the multifaceted world of one of the city's most important ethnic and religious groups. Jewish immigrants changed New York. They built its clothing industry and constructed huge swaths of apartment buildings.
October 10, 2017 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 512 Pages |
$30.00
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GILDED SUFFRAGISTS: THE NEW YORK SOCIALITES WHO FOUGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE

Written by Neuman, Johanna
New York City's elite women who turned a feminist cause into
September 5, 2017 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 240 Pages |
$24.95
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TIME TO STIR: COLUMBIA '68

For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby Harlem park, links between the university and the Vietnam War, and what they saw as the university's unresponsive attitude toward their concerns.
January 9, 2018 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 512 Pages |
$35.00
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NEW YORK ART DECO: A GUIDE TO GOTHAM'S JAZZ AGE ARCHITECTURE

Written by Robins, Anthony W
Winner of a 2017-2018 New York City Book Award presented by the New York Society Library Of all the world's great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and '30s that recast New York as the world's modern metropolis. Anthony W.
June 1, 2017 | Paperback | Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press | 304 Pages |
$24.95
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DECONSTRUCTING THE HIGH LINE: POSTINDUSTRIAL URBANISM AND THE RISE OF THE ELEVATED PARK

The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is one of the world's most iconic new urban landmarks. Since the opening of its first section in 2009, this unique greenway has exceeded all expectations in terms of attracting visitors, investment, and property development to Manhattan's West Side.
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Rutgers University Press | 232 Pages |
$28.95
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MANHATTAN PROJECT: A THEORY OF A CITY

Written by Kishik, David
This sharp, witty study of a book never written, a sequel to Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, is dedicated to New York City, capital of the twentieth century. A sui generis work of experimental scholarship or fictional philosophy, it analyzes an imaginary manuscript composed by a ghost.
March 14, 2017 | Paperback | Stanford University Press | 288 Pages |
$22.00
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REVOLUTION ON THE HUDSON: NEW YORK CITY AND THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY IN THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Written by Daughan, George C
No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City and its surroundings. Military leaders of the time--and generations of scholars since--believed that the Hudson River Valley was America's geographic jugular, which, if cut, would quickly bleed the rebellion to death. In Revolution on the Hudson, prize-winning historian George C.
June 6, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 448 Pages |
$18.95
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INCENDIARY: THE PSYCHIATRIST, THE MAD BOMBER, AND THE INVENTION OF CRIMINAL PROFILING

Written by Cannell, Michael
Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling.
April 25, 2017 | Hardcover | Minotaur Books | 304 Pages |
$26.99
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MURDER IN THE CITY: NEW YORK, 1910-1920

Written by Kaute, Wilfried
When night falls on New York, the shadows are everywhere and death wears many faces. How the victims leave their bodies is deeply personal, but the witnesses to their death and the factors that brought it about belong to the public world--a somber world which is encapsulated in this gruesome survey of crime and violence in the 1910s.
June 13, 2017 | Hardcover | Thomas Dunne Books | 244 Pages |
$35.00

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