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NEW YORK MYTHS AND LEGENDS: THE TRUE STORIES BEHIND HISTORY'S MYSTERIES

Written by Capo, Fran
Are there alligators under New York City? Did the military take the lessons learned in the so-called “Philadelphia Experiment” of 1943 and apply the same technology at Montauk—to develop a weapon that would literally drive the enemy insane? Just who was the homeless man who walked a 365-mile route every thirty-four days, dressed in heavy leather? From the Lake Champlain monster to the friendly ghost hostess of Skene Manor, New York Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the Empire State’s most fascinating stories.Are there alligators under New York City? Did the military take the lessons learned in the so-called "Philadelphia Experiment" of 1943 and apply the same technology at Montauk-to develop a weapon that would literally drive the enemy insane? Just who was the homeless man who walked a 365-mile route every thirty-four days, dressed in heavy leather?
August 9, 2019 | Paperback | Globe Pequot Press | 248 Pages |
$18.95
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GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POETRY IN STEEL

Written by Rockland, Michael Aaron
Since opening in 1931, the George Washington Bridge, linking New York and New Jersey, has become the busiest bridge in the world, with 103 million vehicles crossing it in 2016. Many people also consider it the most beautiful bridge in the world, yet remarkably little has been written about this majestic structure.
January 17, 2020 | Hardcover | Rutgers University Press | 224 Pages |
$29.95
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BOWERY: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF NEW YORK'S OLDEST STREET

Written by Devillo, Stephen Paul
From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB's, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it.
November 12, 2019 | Paperback | Skyhorse Publishing | 288 Pages |
$16.99
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BOOK ROW: AN ANECDOTAL AND PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOK TRADE

Written by Meador, Roy
The American Story of the Bookstores on Fourth Avenue from the 1890s to the 1960s New York City has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of Fourteenth Street in Manhattan, on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place. There, for nearly eight decades from the 1890s to the 1960s, thrived the New York Booksellers' Row, or Book Row.
October 15, 2019 | Paperback | Skyhorse Publishing | 456 Pages |
$18.99
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MAN WITH THE SAWED-OFF LEG AND OTHER TALES OF A NEW YORK CITY BLOCK

Written by Wakin, Daniel J
A Fascinating Biography of One City Block in Upper Manhattan, Bringing Buildings to Life through Stories Drawn from the Flesh-and-Blood Beings who Pass Through Them If only the walls could talk, what would they say? Standing proudly, gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey, their brows are marked by ornamental pediments.
November 12, 2019 | Paperback | Arcade Publishing | 240 Pages |
$16.99
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ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF 9/11

Written by Graff, Garrett M
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "This is history at its most immediate and moving...A marvelous and memorable book." --Jon Meacham "Remarkable...A priceless civic gift...On page after page, a reader will encounter words that startle, or make him angry, or heartbroken." --The Wall Street Journal "Visceral...I repeatedly cried...This book captures the emot
September 10, 2019 | Hardcover | Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster | 512 Pages |
$30.00
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MANY LIVES OF MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Written by Randolph, Eleanor
The authoritative biography of Michael Bloomberg: business genius, inventor, innovator, publisher, philanthropist, activist, and presidential candidate.
September 10, 2019 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 480 Pages |
$30.00
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SPY SITES OF NEW YORK CITY: A GUIDE TO THE REGION'S SECRET HISTORY

Written by Wallace, Robert
Through every era of American history, New York City has been a battleground for international espionage, where secrets are created, stolen, and passed through clandestine meetings and covert communications. Some spies do their work and escape, while others are compromised, imprisoned, and--a few--executed.
February 3, 2020 | Paperback | Georgetown University Press | 400 Pages |
$26.95
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YOUNG LORDS: A RADICAL HISTORY

Written by Fernández, Johanna
Against the backdrop of America's escalating urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York radicals unleashed a series of urban guerrilla actions against the city's racist policies and contempt for the poor.
February 17, 2020 | Hardcover | University of North Carolina Press | 480 Pages |
$30.00
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9/12: THE EPIC BATTLE OF THE GROUND ZERO RESPONDERS

Written by Teicholz, Tom
9/12 is the saga of the epic nine-year legal battle waged by William H. Groner against the City of New York and its contractors on behalf of the more than ten thousand first responders who became ill as a result of working on the Ground Zero cleanup.
September 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Potomac Books | 336 Pages |
$29.95

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