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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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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
by Edwin G Burrows
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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street,... (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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Nightshift NYC
Nightshift NYC
by Russell Lei Sharman
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"Poetically written, sympathetic, and engaging, Nightshift NYC opens up an unexplored world of the experiences of those who work at night in New York. An excellent read."—Kirin Narayan, author of My Family and Other... (read more)

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You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
by Jeff Kisseloff
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Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter and about a dozen voices to each, Kisseloff offers a brief introduction... (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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When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
by Justin Kaplan
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This newest book by Pulitzer Prize winner Kaplan is a sparkling combination of biography, social history, architectural appreciation, and pure pleasure, as he looks at the Astor familys dynasty and its contributions to the city of New York.... (read more)

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Brooklyn: A State of Mind
Brooklyn: A State of Mind
by Michael W Robbins
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Celebrate America's hometown in a rollicking portrait from Brooklyn's legion of writers, artists, raconteurs and neighborhood savants. Arthur Miller on Midwood, Spike Lee on Fort Greene, Susan Brownmiller as a Flatbush girl, David Levine's portraits of... (read more)

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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
by Jennifer Toth
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Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City and this book is about them, the so-called mole people. They live alone and in communities, in subway tunnels and below subway platforms and this... (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 Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America
The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America
by Geoffrey Obrien
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The Walworth family was the very symbol of virtue and distinction for decades, rising to prominence as part of the splendor of New Yorks aristocracy. When Frank Walworth travels to New York to “settle a family difficulty” by shooting his... (read more)

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Sweet and Low: A Family Story
Sweet and Low: A Family Story
by Rich Cohen
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Sweet and Low is the amazing, bittersweet, hilarious story of an American family and its patriarch, a short-order cook named Ben Eisenstadt who, in the years after World War II, invented the sugar packet and Sweet'N Low, converting his Brooklyn cafeteria... (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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Reluctant Hero: A 9/11 Survivor Speaks Out about That Unthinkable Day, What He's Learned, How He's Struggled, and What No One Should E
Reluctant Hero: A 9/11 Survivor Speaks Out about That Unthinkable Day, What He's Learned, How He's Struggled, and What No One Should E
by Michael Benfante
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On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Michael Benfante went to work, just like he had day after day, at his office on eighty-first floor in the World Trade Center North Tower. Moments after the first plane struck, just twelve floors above him, Benfante... (read more)

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The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History
The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History
by Eric Homberger
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A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new second edition The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood... (read more)

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The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-And Determined the Future of C
The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-And Determined the Future of C
by Joe Flood
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A revealing account of the first time computer modeling met City Hall -- and the disaster that ensued In 1968, New York City struck a deal with the RAND Corporation to use their computer models to establish more efficient public services and save... (read more)

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Christmas on Jane Street: A True Story
Christmas on Jane Street: A True Story
by Billy Romp
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The warm, wonderful, real-life tale of the family that brings the Christmas spirit to life on a street corner in Manhattan. Every holiday season for nearly twenty years, Billy Romp, his wife, and their three children have spent nearly a month living in... (read more)

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Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York
Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York
by Ariel Sabar
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Intrigued by the romance of his own parents, who met in Washington Square Park, Ariel Sabar set off on a far-reaching search for other couples who married after first meeting in one of New York Citys iconic public spaces. Sabar conjures their big-city... (read more)

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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace
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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street,... (read more)

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