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  • Irish Immigrants in New York City, 1945-1995by Linda Dowling Almeida

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 31.95

    Irish Immigrants in New York City, 1945-1995 Linda Dowling Almeida The story of one of the most visible groups of immigrants in the major city of immigrants in the last half of the 20th century. "Almeida offers a dynamic portrait of Irish New York, one that keeps reinventing itself... more...

  • Cursed by a Happy Childhoodby Carl Lennertz

    Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 12.95

    Cursed by a Happy Childhood is a warm, funny, bighearted collection of one dad?s reminiscences about the kinds of lessons we all learn--sometimes the hard way, often without even realizing it--on the road to becoming a grown-up. The book began as a diary of sorts that Carl Lennertz wanted to keep for his eleven-year-old daughter, a way to let her... more...

  • Or Does It Explode?by Cheryl Greenberg

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 48.00

    The Great Depression was a time of hardship for many Americans, but for the citizens of Harlem it was made worse by past and present discrimination. Or Does It Explode? examines Black Harlem from the 1920s through the Depression and New Deal to the outbreak of World War II. It describes the changing economic and social lives of Harlemites, and the... more...

  • The New York City Draft Riotsby Iver Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 26.99

    For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters turned their murderous wrath against the black community. In the end, at least 105 people were killed,... more...

  • Prodigal Sonsby Alexander Bloom

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 49.99

    Among the influential New York Jewish intellectuals discussed are: Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, Irving Howe, Leslie Fiedler, Daniel Bell, Harold Rosenberg, Saul Bellow, Irving Kristol, and Norman Podhoretz. more...

  • The New York Intellectuals Readerby Neil Jumonville

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    In the early 1930?s in a small alcove at City College in New York a group of young, passionate, and politically radical students argued for hours about the finer points of Marxist doctrine, the true nature of socialism, and whether or not Stalin or Trotsky was the true heir to Lenin. These young intellectuals went on to write for and found some of... more...

  • Bosnian Refugees in Americaby Reed Coughlan; Judith Owens-Manley

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 179.00

    Based on the results of a research project that focused on the lives and experiences of a sample of 100 Bosnian families in an upstate New York community, this book tells the story of the psychological, socio-cultural and economic adaptations of the Bosnian refugees to this community. Much of it is told in the words of the Bosnians themselves. more...

  • The History of Mexicoby Burton Kirkwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 19.00

    This narrative history of Mexico through 1998 will help readers understand the lively and sometimes turbulent history of Mexico. Surveying Mexico from the arrival of the first humans in the Western hemisphere to current issues at the turn of the new century, this work dispels many of the stereotypes about Mexico. more...

  • Frommer's Switzerlandby Darwin Porter; Danforth Prince

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008; US$ 21.99

    Helps you experience the best of Switzerland, the gorgeous corner of the Alps. This guide presents the great places to stay for various tastes and budgets, including grand hotels, luxury ski resorts, intimate inns, and affordable chalets. more...

  • Inventing Great Neckby Judith Goldstein

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Great Neck, New York, is one of America's most fascinating suburbs. Settled by the Dutch in the 1600s, generations have been attracted to this once quiet enclave for its easy access to New York City and its tranquil setting by the Long Island Sound. This illustrious suburb has also been home to a number of film and theatrical luminaries from ... more...