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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 LibraryOf 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 |
$29.95
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DECONSTRUCTING THE HIGH LINE: POSTINDUSTRIAL URBANISM AND THE RISE OF THE ELEVATED PARK

2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 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.
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 Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture.
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 320 Pages |
$16.00
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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 | Center for American Places | 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 Central Park receives millions of visitors every year, tourists and locals alike. A Description of the New York Central Park, published in 1869, is recognized today as the most important book about the park to appear during its early years.
May 23, 2017 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 240 Pages |
$25.00

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