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The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
by William B. Helmreich
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As a child growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line, ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood. Decades later, his love for exploring the city is as... (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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“A colorful and ever-changing chronicle of movement that approaches the magnificent.” —Boston Transcript “Clear and full of life.” —The Nation... (read more)

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Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)
Johnstown Flood (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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andlt;Iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; We have no better social historian.... (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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Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
by Luc Sante
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"A cacophonous poem of democracy and greed, like the streets of New York themselves." --John Vernon, Los Angeles Times Book Review... (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 Botton
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Winner of a Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award 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... (read more)

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Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
by Edward P Kohn
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One of the worst natural disasters in American history, the 1896 New York heat wave killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days. The heat coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William... (read more)

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The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
by William B. Helmreich
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As a child growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line, ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood. Decades later, his love for exploring the city is as... (read more)

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The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919
The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919
by Deborah Kops
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Deborah Kops is the author of more than a dozen nonfiction children’s books, including ZACHARY TAYLOR: AMERICA'S 12TH PRESIDENT, SCHOLASTIC KID'S ALMANAC, and her Wild Birds of Prey series. She lives in Westford, Massachusetts.... (read more)

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The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New Yor
The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New Yor
by Matthew Goodman
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This work tells the delightful, entertaining, and surprisingly true story of how, in the summer of 1835, a series of articles in the "Sun" newspaper convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was inhabited. "The Sun and the Moon" offers the... (read more)

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Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City
Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City
by Catherine Mcneur
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With pigs roaming the streets and cows foraging in the Battery, antebellum Manhattan would have been unrecognizable to inhabitants of today's sprawling metropolis. Fruits and vegetables came from small market gardens in the city, and manure piled high on... (read more)

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Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938
Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938
by R A Scotti
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In October 2012, a replica of the famous HMS Bounty, an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, was on a collision course with a storm that would become the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic—a clash that would prove dramatic, tragic... (read more)

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Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was: An Oral History
Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was: An Oral History
by Arlene Alda
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“A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled.” —President Bill Clinton “Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." —Barbara Walters A touching and provocative collection... (read more)

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Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War
Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War
by James Mauro
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The summer of 1939 was an epic turning point for America—a brief window between the Great Depression and World War II. It was the last season of unbridled hope for peace and prosperity; by Labor Day, the Nazis were in Poland. And nothing would come... (read more)

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Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and Its Tunnels
Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and Its Tunnels
by Jill Jonnes
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"Superb. [A] first-rate narrative" (The Wall Street Journal ) about the controversial construction of New York's beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The Great Bridge affirm... (read more)

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Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness
Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness
by Neil Swidey
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1 DJ SIX YEARS EARLIER DJ pulled into the driveway, got out of his Ford Bronco, and stepped into what felt like a 1980s music video. Straight ahead was a sun-tanned brunette washing her car while wearing ripped jean shorts and a wet half-shirt. As he... (read more)

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Beautiful Bronx
Beautiful Bronx
by Lloyd Ultan
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Often overlooked by most tourists and locals alike, the Bronxandmdash;one of five boroughs that comprise the city of New Yorkandmdash;is rich in cultural and historical attractions. From the Bronx Zoo (the largest urban zoo in the United States) to the... (read more)

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American Passage: The History of Ellis Island
American Passage: The History of Ellis Island
by Vincent J. Cannato
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"By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannatos American Passage helps us understand who we are as a nation.” — Walter Isaacson “Never before has Ellis Island been written about with... (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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F.D.N.Y.: An Illustrated History of the Fire Department of the City of New York
F.D.N.Y.: An Illustrated History of the Fire Department of the City of New York
by Andrew Coe
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The F.D.N.Y. is the United States' largest and most storied fire department. Filled with full-color photographs of firefighting equipment, memorabilia, and notable fires, F.D.N.Y. tells the story of the New York City Fire Department from the Colonial era... (read more)

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