Ny History

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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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AMERICAN RHAPSODY: WRITERS, MUSICIANS, MOVIE STARS, AND ONE GREAT BUILDING

Written by Pierpont, Claudia Roth
The stories of America's most extraordinary strivers and their failures and triumphs
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl | 320 Pages |
$16.00

BIOGRAPHY OF A TENEMENT HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY: AN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF 97 ORCHARD STREET

Written by Dolkart, Andrew S
"I trace my ancestry back to the Mayflower," writes Andrew S. Dolkart. "Not to the legendary ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, but to the more prosaic tenement on the southeast corner of East Broadway and Clinton Street named the Mayflower, where my father was born in 1914 to Russian-Jewish immigrants."
March 3, 2017 | Paperback | University of Virginia Press | 152 Pages |
$19.50
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DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK

Written by Cook, Clarence C
A new facsimile edition of a classic work on New York's architectural masterpiece--Central Park
May 23, 2017 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 240 Pages |
$25.00
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CITY ON A GRID: HOW NEW YORK BECAME NEW YORK

Written by Koeppel, Gerard
Winner of the 2015 New York City Book Award The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. This is its story.
April 4, 2017 | Paperback | Da Capo Press | 336 Pages |
$17.99
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TWO AND TWO: MCSORLEY'S, MY DAD, AND ME

Written by Bartholomew, Rafe
A deeply stirring memoir of fathers, sons, and the oldest bar in New York City. Since it opened in 1854, McSorley's Old Ale House has been a New York institution. This is the landmark watering hole where Abraham Lincoln campaigned and Boss Tweed kicked back with the Tammany Hall machine. Where a pair of Houdini's handcuffs found their final resting place.
May 9, 2017 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company | 288 Pages |
$27.00
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OPULENT INTERIORS OF THE GILDED AGE: ALL 203 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM "ARTISTIC HOUSES," WITH NEW TEXT

Written by McQuillin, Steven
Originally published in 1883 to 1884, Artistic Houses comprised more than 200 photographs of the interiors of the homes of the well-to-do, with commentary on the woodwork, wall coverings, color schemes, and other aspects of interior decor.
June 20, 2016 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 192 Pages |
$19.95
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HISTORIC LANDMARKS OF OLD NEW YORK

Written by Museyon Guides
Discover Manhattan's historic landmarks through beautiful photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt and more; quirky quotes by celebrities, from George Washington to Lenny Bruce; and informative anecdotes, including the last public execution in Washington Square, the ghost of Aaron Burr's lost daughter, Alva Vanderbilt's costume ball, The Beatles' "Ed Sullivan Show" appe
June 1, 2017 | Paperback | Museyon | 272 Pages |
$17.95
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POWER AT GROUND ZERO: POLITICS, MONEY, AND THE REMAKING OF LOWER MANHATTAN

Written by Sagalyn, Lynne B
The destruction of the World Trade Center complex on 9/11 set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally transformed both the United States and the wider world. War has raged in the Middle East for a decade and a half, and Americans have become accustomed to surveillance, enhanced security, and periodic terrorist attacks.
September 9, 2016 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 928 Pages |
$39.95

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