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DIAMONDS AND DEADLINES: A TALE OF GREED, DECEIT, AND A FEMALE TYCOON IN THE GILDED AGE

Written by Prioleau, Betsy
"Prioleau brings enjoyable gusto to this biography of Mrs. Frank Leslie, a media baroness in the Gay Nineties whose past was filled with hidden drama and whose public life was awash with scandal and contradiction.
March 29, 2022 | Hardcover | Harry N. Abrams |
$30.00
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BEACON TO THE WORLD: A HISTORY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Written by Polisi, Joseph W
A comprehensive history of the creation and growth of Lincoln Center, exploring the interconnections between politicians, financiers, and performing artists In this comprehensive history of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, longtime Juilliard president Joseph Polisi guides us through the complex convergence of the worlds of politics, finance, and the performing arts throughout th
June 14, 2022 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 336 Pages |
$40.00
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NINETEEN RESERVOIRS: ON THEIR CREATION AND THE PROMISE OF WATER FOR NEW YORK CITY (SIGNED)

Written by Sante, Lucy
Without the nineteen upstate reservoirs that supply its water, New York City as we know it would not exist today. "[Sante] is an endlessly curious writer with a sharp wit and an elegant prose style . . .
August 9, 2022 | Hardcover | Experiment | 208 Pages |
$24.95
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LIGHT IN DARK TIMES: THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AND ITS UNIVERSITY IN EXILE

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January 10, 2023 | Paperback | Columbia University Press |
$28.00
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INVISIBLE CHILD : POVERTY, SURVIVAL & HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CITY

Written by Elliott, Andrea
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A "vivid and devastating" (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl--from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott "From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its Dickensian
May 17, 2022 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 640 Pages |
$20.00
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NEW YORKERS: A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE IN OUR TIME

Written by Taylor, Craig
In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city's best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time--and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.
May 10, 2022 | PB | W. W. Norton & Company |
$18.95
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LIBERTY'S CHAIN: SLAVERY, ABOLITION, AND THE JAY FAMILY OF NEW YORK

Written by Gellman, David N
In Liberty's Chain, David N. Gellman shows how the Jay family, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, embodied the contradictions of the revolutionary age. The Jays of New York were a preeminent founding family.
April 15, 2022 | Hardcover | Three Hills | 544 Pages |
$36.95
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LETTERS FROM ATTICA: 50TH ANNIVERSARY ANNOTATED EDITION

Written by Melville, Sam
Now presented with a son's thirty years of research to provide new context. In June 1970, Sam Melville pleaded guilty to a series of politically motivated bombings in New York City and was sentenced to thirteen to eighteen years in jail.
January 18, 2022 | Paperback | Chicago Review Press | 288 Pages |
$19.99
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AFRICANS IN HARLEM: AN UNTOLD NEW YORK STORY

Written by Sawadogo, Boukary
The untold story of African-born migrants and their vibrant African influence in Harlem. From the 1920s to the early 1960s, Harlem was the intellectual and cultural center of the Black world.
June 7, 2022 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 224 Pages |
$34.95
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FROM FACTORIES TO PALACES: ARCHITECT CHARLES B. J. SNYDER AND THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Written by Arrington, Jean
How a prolific yet little-known architect changed the face of education in New York City As Superintendent of School Buildings from 1891 to 1922, architect Charles B. J. Snyder elevated the standards of school architecture.
June 21, 2022 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 272 Pages |
$39.95

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