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Unto the Sons
Unto the Sons
Written by Gay Talese
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765413
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Unto the Sons

Written by Gay Talese


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2014
Price: $11.99

"An Italian ROOTS." The Washington Post Book World
At long last, Gay Talese, one of America's greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family's emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant... Read more >
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The Mob and the City
The Mob and the City
Written by C. Alexander Hortis, Foreword by James B. Jacobs
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149239
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The Mob and the City
The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York
Written by C. Alexander Hortis
Foreword by James B. Jacobs


Format: Hardcover, 382 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95

Forget what you think you know about the Mafia.  After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime.

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in... Read more >
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The Mob and the City
The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York
Written by C. Alexander Hortis
Foreword by James B. Jacobs


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $11.99

Forget what you think you know about the Mafia.  After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime.

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in... Read more >
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New York Transformed
New York Transformed
Written by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker, Foreword by Robert A. M. Stern
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933803
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New York Transformed
The Architecture of Cross & Cross
Written by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker
Foreword by Robert A. M. Stern


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $60.00

The architects Cross & Cross shaped the streetscape and skyline of New York City in the 1920s and 1930s with Upper East Side townhouses and apartment buildings, the RCA Victor Building, and Tiffany’s flagship store on 57th Street.
 
Working through a period of American history that saw dramatic change... Read more >
Typhoid Mary
Captive to the Public's Health
Written by Judith Walzer Leavitt


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $24.00

She was an Irish immigrant cook. Between 1900 and 1907, she infected twenty-two New Yorkers with typhoid fever through her puddings and cakes; one of them died. Tracked down through epidemiological detective work, she was finally apprehended as she hid behind a barricade of trashcans. To protect the public's health, authorities... Read more >
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Discover New York, 1943
Discover New York, 1943
Written by Helen Worden
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781908402653
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Discover New York, 1943
A Guide for the Men and Women of the Armed Forces
Written by Helen Worden


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $14.95

Republished on its 70th anniversary, this authentic facsimile edition of 1943’s ‘Discover New York’ is a fascinating guided tour of the Golden Age of New York City. This was the Big Apple of service members' movie dreams, from glamorous, legendary nightclubs like The Stork Club and El Morocco to glitzy art...

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The Imperial Season
America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918
Written by William Seale


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $27.95

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were enamored of the idea of world power but had little idea of the responsibilities involved.

Between the Spanish American War and... Read more >
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The Imperial Season
The Imperial Season
Written by William Seale
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343918
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The Imperial Season
America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918
Written by William Seale


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $27.95

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were enamored of the idea of world power but had little idea of the responsibilities involved.

Between the Spanish American War and... Read more >
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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Written by Thomas J. Reigstad
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616145910
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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo
Written by Thomas J. Reigstad


Format: Trade Paperback, 340 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $19.00

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express in the thriving, up-and-coming metropolis at the... Read more >
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Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo

Written by Thomas J. Reigstad


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens - or as he was later known, Mark Twain - moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express in the thriving, up-and-coming metropolis at the... Read more >
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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
Edited by Teresa Carpenter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812974256
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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009

Edited by Teresa Carpenter


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $15.00

New York is a city like no other. Through the centuries, she’s been embraced and reviled, worshipped and feared, praised and battered—all the while standing at the crossroads of American politics, business, society, and culture. Pulitzer Prize winner Teresa Carpenter, a lifelong diary enthusiast, scoured the archives of libraries, historical societies... Read more >
Capital Views
Capital Views
Written by James M. Goode
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343314
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Capital Views
Historic Photographs of Washington, DC, Alexandria and Loudoun County, Virginia, and Frederick County, Maryland
Written by James M. Goode


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $39.95

Metropolitan areas change over the time. These changes come together and create a city's character and personality. Renowned Washington, DC, historian James Goode has assembled an incredible collection of images that look back at a Washington before it developed into the international metropolitan city it is today. The impactful historic photography... Read more >
St. Clair
St. Clair
Written by Anthony Wallace
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826107
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St. Clair

Written by Anthony Wallace


Format: eBook, 519 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $17.99

Located near the southern edge of the Pennsylvania anthracite, the town of St. Clair in the early half of the 19th century seemed to be perfectly situated to provide fuel to the iron and steel industry that was the heart of the Industrial Revolution in America. It was a time of... Read more >
Children of the City
Children of the City
Written by David Nasaw
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345802972
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Children of the City
At Work and at Play
Written by David Nasaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

This classic title, which was the inspiration for the story behind the new musical Newsies, paints a surprising and indelible portrait of the bitter hardships, amazing resourcefulness, and unadulterated joys experienced by immigrant children in American metropolises at the turn of the century.

The turn of the century was a time of explosive growth for... Read more >
My Name is New York
My Name is New York
Written by Nora Guthrie
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ISBN: 9781576875957
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My Name is New York
Ramblin' Around Woody Guthrie's Town
Written by Nora Guthrie


Format: Trade Paperback, 100 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $12.95

My name is New York, I’m a brick on a brick
I’m a hundred folks running, and ten dying sick
I’m a saint, I’m a sinner, a whore and her pimp
Your ocean’s the mirror I look in to primp.
—“My Name Is New York,” Woody Guthrie

Dust bowl troubadour Woody Guthrie first arrived in New... Read more >
Children Of The City
Children Of The City
Written by David Nasaw
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ISBN: 9780307816627
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Children Of The City
At Work and at Play
Written by David Nasaw


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 16, 2012
Price: $11.99

This classic title, which was the inspiration for the story behind the new musical Newsies, paints a surprising and indelible portrait of the bitter hardships, amazing resourcefulness, and unadulterated joys experienced by immigrant children in American metropolises at the turn of the century.

The turn of the century was a time of explosive growth for... Read more >
The Castle, Second Edition
The Castle, Second Edition
Written by Richard Stamm
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588343512
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The Castle, Second Edition
An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building
Written by Richard Stamm


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $21.95

When visitors to the nation's capital embark on a day of museum visits at the National Mall, the most striking building in their midst is undoubtedly the Smithsonian  Castle. Its iconic architecture has come to symbolize  the Smithsonian.  Today the Castle is both central administration building for the entire Smithsonian  Insititution...

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Washington on Foot, Fifth Edition
Washington on Foot, Fifth Edition
Edited by John J. Protopappas and Judith Meany
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781588343208
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Washington on Foot, Fifth Edition
24 Walking Tours and Maps of Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria, and Takoma Park
Edited by John J. Protopappas and Judith Meany


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $14.95

The best way to see—really see—any city is on foot. The perennial favorite Washington on Foot has been completely revised and updated to offer 24 walking tours of Washington's neighborhoods. Familiar monuments and museums are all here, side-by-side with lesser-known historic sites and storied residential neighborhoods. Washington on Foot offers history... Read more >
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Washington on Foot, Fifth Edition
24 Walking Tours and Maps of Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria, and Takoma Park
Edited by John J. Protopappas and Alvin R. Mcneal


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $14.95

The best way to see—really see—any city is on foot. The perennial favorite Washington on Foot has been compeltely revised and updated to offer 24 walking tours of Washington's neighborhoods. Familiar monuments and museums are all here, side-by-side with lesser-known historic sites and storied residential neighborhoods. Washington on Foot offers history... Read more >
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Showdown
JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins
Written by Thomas G. Smith


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $26.95

In 1961—as America crackled with racial tension—the Washington Redskins stood alone as the only professional football team without a black player on its roster. In fact, during the entire twenty-five-year history of the franchise, no African American had ever played for George Preston Marshall, the Redskins’ cantankerous principal owner. With slicked-down... Read more >
Roots of Steel
Roots of Steel
Written by Deborah Rudacille
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ISBN: 9781400095896
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Roots of Steel
Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town
Written by Deborah Rudacille


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $15.95

As the American economy seeks to restructure itself, Roots of Steel is a powerful, candid, and eye-opening reminder of the people who have been left behind.
 
When Deborah Rudacille was a child in the working-class town of Dundalk, Maryland, a worker at the local Sparrows Point steel mill made more than enough...

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A Place of Remembrance
A Place of Remembrance
Written by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic, Foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426208072
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A Place of Remembrance
Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial
Written by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic
Foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $19.95

On September 11, 2011, the world will be watching as the National September 11 Memorial opens on the site of the World Trade Center. With photographs and architectural plans never before published, paired with comments in the very voices of those who witnessed the event, those who struggled in its shadow for days...

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Resistance
A Radical Social and Political History of the Lower East Side
Edited by Clayton Patterson
Foreword by Jeff Ferrell


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $30.00

This collection of writings and images documents the political history of NYC’s Lower East Side, describing the lives and struggles of the radicals, artists, and immigrants that populated and politicized one of America’s strangest and most beloved neighborhoods. Current and former residents of the neighborhood explore the social, political, and human... Read more >
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Vivian Cherry's New York
Vivian Cherry's New York
Text by Julia Van Haaften, Photographed by Vivian Cherry
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875193
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Vivian Cherry's New York

Text by Julia Van Haaften
Photographed by Vivian Cherry


Format: Hardcover, 114 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $29.95

“Dancer-turned-photographer Vivian Cherry has been capturing the quirks of New York City for nearly 70 years, and has yet to grow tired of it.”            —New York Daily News

New York City is characterized by its sheer diversity, as well as the substantial level of open-mindedness consistently displayed... Read more >
Roots of Steel
Roots of Steel
Written by Deborah Rudacille
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307378989
Our Price: $11.99
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Roots of Steel
Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town
Written by Deborah Rudacille


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

When Deborah Rudacille was a child growing up in the working-class town of Dundalk, Maryland, a worker at the local Sparrows Point steel mill made more than enough to comfortably support a family. But in the decades since, the decline of American manufacturing has put tens of thousands out of work... Read more >
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