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JEWS OF HARLEM: THE RISE, DECLINE, AND REVIVAL OF A JEWISH COMMUNITY

Written by Gurock, Jeffrey S
The complete story of Jewish Harlem and its significance in American Jewish history New York Times columnist David W. Dunlap wrote a decade ago that "on the map of the Jewish Diaspora, Harlem Is Atlantis. . . . A vibrant hub of industry, artistry and wealth is all but forgotten.
October 15, 2019 | Paperback | New York University Press | 320 Pages |
$24.00
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BATTLING BELLA: THE PROTEST POLITICS OF BELLA ABZUG

Written by Zarnow, Leandra Ruth
Bella Abzug's promotion of women's and gay rights, universal childcare, green energy, and more provoked not only fierce opposition from Republicans but a split within her own party. The story of this notorious, galvanizing force in the Democrats' "New Politics" insurgency is a biography for our times.
November 26, 2019 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press |
$35.00

BLACK HAND: THE EPIC WAR BETWEEN A BRILLIANT DETECTIVE AND THE DEADLIEST SECRET SOCIETY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Written by Talty, Stephan
The gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America--and the brilliant Italian-born detective who gave his life to stop it*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio*
April 25, 2017 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin | 320 Pages |
$28.00

GHOST SHIP OF BROOKLYN: AN UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Written by Watson, Robert P
The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York, where more men died aboard a rotting prison ship than were lost to combat during the entirety of the war. Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of
August 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Da Capo Press | 312 Pages |
$27.00

MIRALDA'S EL INTERNACIONAL (1984-1986): NEW YORK'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL SANDWICH

El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant was conceived as an artistic project carried out between 1984 and 1986 by artist Antoni Miralda (born 1942) and chef Montse Guillén (born 1946) in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.
February 28, 2017 | Paperback | Dilecta/Foodcultura | 272 Pages |
$49.95
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HUMBUG!: THE POLITICS OF ART CRITICISM IN NEW YORK CITY'S PENNY PRESS

Written by Katz, Wendy Jean
Approximately 300 daily and weekly newspapers flourished in New York before the Civil War. A majority of these newspapers, even those that proclaimed independence of party, were motivated by political conviction and often local conflicts. Their editors and writers jockeyed for government office and influence.
February 4, 2020 | Paperback | Fordham University Press | 304 Pages |
$35.00
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CITY GAME: TRIUMPH, SCANDAL, AND A LEGENDARY BASKETBALL TEAM

Written by Goodman, Matthew
The powerful story of a college basketball team who carried an era's brightest hopes--racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog--but whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall The unlikeliest of champions, the 1949-50 City College Beavers were extraordinary by every measure.
November 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Ballantine Books |
$29.00
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ON THE BOWERY

Written by Grazda, Edward
New York's world-renowned Bowery in the early 70s as seen through the eyes of one of the great documentarians of the city's underbelly, Ed Grazda. Up until the late 20th century the Bowery was a notorious place of cheap hotels and bars-New York's infamous skid row, where the city's down-and-out found each other and made do the best they could.
September 17, 2019 | Hardcover | powerHouse Books | 68 Pages |
$29.95
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MOB AND THE CITY: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF HOW THE MAFIA CAPTURED NEW YORK

Written by Hortis, C Alexander
Forget what you think you know about the Mafia. After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime. Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City during the 1930s through 1950s.
March 1, 2021 | Paperback | Prometheus Books | 382 Pages |
$18.00
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I'VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND I'M NOT GOING: THE ART SCENE AND DOWNTOWN NEW YORK IN THE 1980S

Written by McGough, Peter
Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is the bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New York's Lower East Side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at the extreme naiveté and dysfunction that would destroy both their lives.
September 17, 2019 | Hardcover | Pantheon Books |
$29.95

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