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Ship Ablaze
Ship Ablaze
Written by Ed O'Donnell
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ISBN: 9780307490872
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Ship Ablaze
The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum
Written by Ed O'Donnell


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

There were few experienced swimmers among over 1,300 Lower East Side residents who boarded the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. It shouldn’t have mattered, since the steamship was chartered only for a languid excursion from Manhattan to Long Island Sound. But a fire erupted minutes into the trip, forcing hundreds... Read more >
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Life Stories
Life Stories
Written by Dorothy Gallagher, Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn
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ISBN: 9780307487506
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Life Stories
How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House
Written by Dorothy Gallagher
Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

Here are two acclaimed memoirs in one remarkable volume. In an extraordinarily compelling voice, Dorothy Gallagher tells stories taking us from her parents’ beginnings in the Ukraine to her own childhood in 1940s New York, through the many adventures of her extended family and into her own adult life. Her themes... Read more >
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Washington Burning
Washington Burning
Written by Les Standiford
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ISBN: 9780307449290
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Washington Burning
How a Frenchman's Vision for Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army
Written by Les Standiford


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $11.99

The Riveting Story of the Federal City and the Men Who Built It

In 1814, British troops invaded Washington, consuming President Madison’s hastily abandoned dinner before setting his home and the rest of the city ablaze. The White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. It was only... Read more >
So Far Out That He's in
So Far Out That He's in
Written by Robert Winthrop Curley, Sr.
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ISBN: 9781591025931
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So Far Out That He's in
Opinions from an Opinionated Journalist
Written by Robert Winthrop Curley, Sr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 403 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $18.99

For thirty-three years Robert Curley worked as a reporter and photographer for newspapers in Rome, Oneida, and Syracuse, New York. In this colorful memoir he vividly recounts the many remarkable events and personal encounters of his long career and rich family life.

Through a series of imaginary dialogues with his alter... Read more >
The Devil's Playground
The Devil's Playground
Written by James Traub
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ISBN: 9780307432131
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The Devil's Playground
A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
Written by James Traub


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world. The Devil’s Playground is classic and colorful American history, from the first years of the twentieth century through... Read more >
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Strangers in the House
Strangers in the House
Written by Dorothy Gallagher
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ISBN: 9780307431868
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Strangers in the House
Life Stories
Written by Dorothy Gallagher


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

Dorothy Gallagher’s critically acclaimed memoir, How I Came Into My Inheritance, told of her childhood in 1940s New York as the daughter of left-wing Russian Jewish immigrants. Time magazine called it “a piercingly funny book . . . unsentimental, breezy, blunt.” In Strangers in the House, this brilliant stylist takes us... Read more >
Inside
Inside
Edited by Antonin Kratochvil, Designed by Pentagram, Photographed by Julia Calfee
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874066
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Inside
The Chelsea Hotel
Edited by Antonin Kratochvil
Designed by Pentagram
Photographed by Julia Calfee


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2007
Price: $49.95

In an intimate style, Inside: The Chelsea Hotel documents not only the archetypes and atmosphere in, but also echoes from the spirits and ghosts of, the inimitable Chelsea Hotel.

The Chelsea Hotel is a place where excess is welcome, where the psyche can be annihilated or resurrected. It has a magical... Read more >
Stone Carvers, The
Stone Carvers, The
Written by Marjorie Hunt
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ISBN: 9781588342478
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Stone Carvers, The
Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral
Written by Marjorie Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $19.95

Marjorie Hunt presents the lives and careers of two Italian American master stone carvers, Roger Morigi and Vincent Palumbo, who have spent decades creating the sculptural works, such as gargoyles, grotesques, capitals, pinnacles, saints, and angels that embellish Washington National Cathedral. Exploring the carvers' underlying aesthetic attitudes, Hunt reveals the spirit... Read more >
A Writer's Life
A Writer's Life
Written by Gay Talese
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ISBN: 9780812977288
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A Writer's Life

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $17.00

The inner workings of a writer’s life, the interplay between experience and writing, are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art. Gay Talese now focuses on his own life—the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism and best-sellerdom and acclaim... Read more >
The Brooklynites
The Brooklynites
Text by Anthony LaSala, Photographed by Seth Kushner, Foreword by Terence Winter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576873984
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The Brooklynites

Text by Anthony LaSala
Photographed by Seth Kushner
Foreword by Terence Winter


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2007
Price: $35.00

“Brooklyn is the conscience of New York. While Manhattan tears everything down and changes everything, Brooklyn does a similar thing, but fails miserably at it. It is a crazy quilt of a place. A mongrel place of sorts. It mixes old and modern in a haphazard way. It represents a tiny... Read more >
Life Stories
Life Stories
Written by Dorothy Gallagher, Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812972658
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Life Stories
How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House
Written by Dorothy Gallagher
Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.95

Here are two acclaimed memoirs in one remarkable volume. In an extraordinarily compelling voice, Dorothy Gallagher tells stories taking us from her parents’ beginnings in the Ukraine to her own childhood in 1940s New York, through the many adventures of her extended family and into her own adult life. Her themes... Read more >
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City on the Edge
City on the Edge
Written by Mark Goldman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591024576
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City on the Edge
Buffalo, New York, 1900 - present
Written by Mark Goldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 413 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2007
Price: $19.99

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the city of Buffalo, New York, looked toward a future of great promise. During this era, the city was the host of a prestigious world’s fair, The Pan American Exposition, and an industrial behemoth, the Lackawanna Steel Company, had just opened its doors. Buffalonians... Read more >
Resistance
Resistance
Edited by Clayton Patterson, Foreword by Jeff Ferrell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583227459
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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: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: November 7, 2006
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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Unto the Sons
Unto the Sons
Written by Gay Talese
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ISBN: 9780812976069
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Unto the Sons

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Trade Paperback, 594 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $17.00

"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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A Writer's Life
A Writer's Life
Written by Gay Talese
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ISBN: 9780307264763
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A Writer's Life

Written by Gay Talese


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $13.99

The inner workings of a writer’s life, the interplay between experience and writing, are brilliantly recounted by a master of the art. Gay Talese now focuses on his own life—the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision, that won accolades for his journalism and best-sellerdom and acclaim... Read more >
Up from Zero
Up from Zero
Written by Paul Goldberger
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ISBN: 9780812967951
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Up from Zero
Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York
Written by Paul Goldberger


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.00

In Up from Zero, Paul Goldberger, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and... Read more >
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Captured
Captured
Edited by Clayton Patterson, Foreword by Abel Ferarra
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583226742
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Captured
A Film/Video History of the Lower East Side
Edited by Clayton Patterson
Foreword by Abel Ferarra


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $26.95

New York’s Lower East Side has been a fountain of creativity and art since the early 1950s, a free-wheeling bazaar of ideas and artists that has challenged and shaped mainstream culture. Captured tells the story of film and video in the Lower East Side and the East Village in the artists’... Read more >
The Devil's Playground
The Devil's Playground
Written by James Traub
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ISBN: 9780375759789
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The Devil's Playground
A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
Written by James Traub


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2004
Price: $19.00

As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world. The Devil’s Playground is classic and colorful American history, from the first years of the twentieth century through... Read more >
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Street Justice
Street Justice
Written by Marilynn S. Johnson
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ISBN: 9780807050231
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Street Justice
A History of Police Violence in New York City
Written by Marilynn S. Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 378 pages
On Sale: October 31, 2004
Price: $25.00

Street Justice traces the stunning history of police brutality in New York City, and the antibrutality movements that sought to eradicate it, from just after the Civil War through the present. New York's experience with police brutality dates back to the founding of the force and has shown itself in various... Read more >
Up from Zero
Up from Zero
Written by Paul Goldberger
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ISBN: 9781588364227
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Up from Zero
Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York
Written by Paul Goldberger


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 7, 2004
Price: $13.99

In Up from Zero, Paul Goldberger, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and... Read more >
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