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Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics
Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics
by Terry Golway
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"New York's Tammany Hall long symbolized urban corruption and boss politics, satirized memorably by cartoonist Thomas Nast and condemned by WASP 'clean' government reformers. An unjust verdict, historian and author Golway (Irish Rebel: John Devoy and... (read more)

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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nations history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the... (read more)

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Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
by Sari (edt) Botton
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In 1967, Joan Didion wrote an essay called Goodbye to All That, a work of such candid and penetrating prose that it soon became the gold standard for personal essays. Like no other story before it, Didions tale of loving and leaving New York captured the... (read more)

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I Never Knew That about New York
I Never Knew That about New York
by Christopher Winn
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A treasure trove of fascinating trivia about the city that never sleeps Did you know:   Grand Central Terminal is the largest railway station in the world. Columbus Circle is the point from which all official distances to and from New York are... (read more)

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The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
by George Howe Colt
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In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod, George Howe Colt reveals not just one family's fascinating story but a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent forty... (read more)

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The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues: A History of Greenwich Village
The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues: A History of Greenwich Village
by John Strausbaugh
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A lively anecdotal history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood, from the 1600s to the present The most famous neighborhood in the world, Greenwich Village has been home to outcasts of diverse... (read more)

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The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
by Henry Beston
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The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune) A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been... (read more)

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Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
by Michael Capuzzo
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-317).... (read more)

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The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
by Lily Koppel
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Rescued from a Dumpster on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a discarded diary brings to life the glamorous, forgotten world of an extraordinary young woman. For more than half a century, the red leather diary lay silent, languishing inside a steamer... (read more)

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Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy
Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy
by Sudhir Venkatesh
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New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites share the streets with desperate immigrants and destitute locals. Bridging this economic divide is New York's underground economy, the invisible network of illicit transactions between rich and... (read more)

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Our Story
Our Story
by Jeff (edt) Goodell
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The nation stopped and held its collective breath as word spread of the plight of the nine Pennsylvania coal miners who where trapped underground for 77 hours. Nine miners were below when water trapped in an adjacent mine burst through the wall of the... (read more)

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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
by Sherill Tippins
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The next best thing to having a room key to the Chelsea Hotel during each of its famous — and infamous — decades. The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention: a... (read more)

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New York. Portrait of a City
New York. Portrait of a City
by Reuel Golden
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The soul of New York.  A photographic journey through the worlds greatest city   From the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, the slums of the Lower East Side to magnificent art deco skyscrapers, New Yorks... (read more)

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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
by Mark Kurlansky
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Mark Kurlansky is King of the microhistory. Much like his previous books  Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World and Salt: A World History, The Big Oyster goes way beyond the usual scope of food history, this time detailing the oyster's... (read more)

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Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)
Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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David McCullough is known to millions as the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling books The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, and Mornings on Horseback, and as host of the popular PBS television series "Smithsonian World?' The... (read more)

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Weird New England
Weird New England
by Joseph A Citro
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It may seem like clambakes, the Red Sox, and the Patriots define New England, but boy did the Pilgrims land in one very strange spot! These six states are filled with odd curiosities and bizarre legends, such as the elusive Vermont hum, the hibernating... (read more)

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Mr. Rockefeller's Roads: The Untold Story of Acadia's Carriage Roads and Their Creator
Mr. Rockefeller's Roads: The Untold Story of Acadia's Carriage Roads and Their Creator
by Ann Roberts
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Gracefully looping through the wilds of Acadia National Park are 51 miles of carriage roads. John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s granddaughter recounts the fascinating story of the roads, and of a man ahead of his time who opened the park to visitors from all... (read more)

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The Salt House: A Summer on the Dunes of Cape Cod
The Salt House: A Summer on the Dunes of Cape Cod
by Cynthia Huntington
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A woman writer's lyrical memoir of a summer with her artist husband in a remote Cape Cod dune shack.... (read more)

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Philadelphia Then and Now: 60 Sites Photographed in the Past and Present
Philadelphia Then and Now: 60 Sites Photographed in the Past and Present
by Kenneth Finkel
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Rare photographs of City Hall, Logan Square, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, other landmarks juxtaposed with contemporary views. Introduction. Captions.... (read more)

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The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
by Mary F Corey
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Today The New Yorker is one of a number of general-interest magazines published for a sophisticated audience, but in the post-World War II era the magazine occupied a truly significant niche of cultural authority. A self-selected community of 250,000... (read more)

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