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BUILDING SEAGRAM

Written by Lambert, Phyllis
A personal, authoritative history of one of the 20th century's most influential buildings
April 16, 2013 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$65.00

POWER BROKER: ROBERT MOSES AND THE FALL OF NEW YORK

Written by Caro, Robert A
Everywhere acknowledged as a modern American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the twentieth century, The Power Broker is a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York in the twentieth century.
July 12, 1975 | Paperback | Vintage |
$26.00
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GREAT BRIDGE: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BUILDING OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Written by McCullough, David
Celebrating the centennial of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, here is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time.
January 12, 1983 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster | 636 Pages |
$20.00

CONQUERING GOTHAM: BUILDING PENN STATION AND ITS TUNNELS

Written by Jonnes, Jill
"Superb.
April 1, 2008 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 368 Pages |
$18.00
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LOW LIFE: LURES AND SNARES OF OLD NEW YORK

Written by Sante, Luc
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.
November 24, 2003 | Paperback | Farrar Straus Giroux | 432 Pages |
$18.00
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HOUSE OF OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: FIFTEEN CENTRAL PARK WEST, THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL ADDRESS

Written by Gross, Michael
"Michael Gross's new book...packs [in] almost as many stories as there are apartments in the building. The Jackie Collins of real estate likes to map expressions of power, money and ego... Even more crammed with billionaires and their exploits than 740 Park" (Penelope Green, The New York Times).
March 10, 2015 | Paperback | Atria Books | 416 Pages |
$18.00
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MURDER OF HELEN JEWETT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PROSTITUTE IN NINETENTH-CENTURY NEW YORK

Written by Cohen, Patricia Cline
In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett.
June 29, 1999 | Paperback | Vintage | 512 Pages |
$18.95
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GANGS OF NEW YORK: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE UNDERWORLD

Written by Asbury, Herbert
The basis of Martin Scorcese's acclaimed 2003 film, The Gangs of New York is a dramatic and entertaining glimpse at a city's dark past.
July 1, 2008 | Paperback | Vintage | 366 Pages |
$17.95
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WORKS: ANATOMY OF A CITY

Written by Ascher, Kate
A fascinating guided tour of the ways things work in a modern city Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radiators in apartment buildings clang?
December 1, 2007 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 228 Pages |
$25.00
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ISLAND AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD: THE EPIC STORY OF DUTCH MANHATTAN AND THE FORGOTTEN COLONY THAT SHAPED AMERICA

Written by Shorto, Russell
In a riveting, groundbreaking narrative, Russell Shorto tells the story of New Netherland, the Dutch colony which pre-dated the Pilgrims and established ideals of tolerance and individual rights that shaped American history. "Astonishing . . .
April 12, 2005 | Paperback | Vintage | 416 Pages |
$17.95

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