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  • From Harlem with Loveby Joseph Holland

    Lantern Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    As a diplomat's son, star athlete, and Harvard Law School graduate, in the early 1980s, Joseph Holland had a world of opportunities awaiting him on Wall Street and in corporate America. Instead, Holland moved to the inner city, driven by a divine calling full of unfolding mystery and challenge. He found himself in Harlem during the nadir of its... more...

  • More New York Storiesby Constance Rosenblum

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 89.00

    What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs.... more...

  • New York Storiesby Constance Rosenblum

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 89.00

    “There are eight million stories in the Naked City.” This famous line from the 1948 film The Naked City has become an emblem of New York City itself. One publication cultivating many of New York City's greatest stories is the City section in The New York Times . Each Sunday, this section of The New York Times , distributed only in papers... more...

  • Gentile New Yorkby Gil Ribak

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 45.95

    The very question of “what do Jews think about the goyim” has fascinated Jews and Gentiles, anti-Semites and philo-Semites alike. MThis critical look at the origins of Jewish liberalism in America provides a more complicated and nuanced picture of the Americanization process. Gentile New York examines these newcomers’ evolving... more...

  • Mexico Todayby Ana Paula Ambrosi; Silvia Zárate; Alex Saragoza

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 208.00

    "The two volumes provide an honest overview of the third-largest U.S. trading partner, a country in turbulence where corruption and poverty rule. However, although such issues are not ignored, the editors have been successful in delivering a more balanced look, paying considerable attention to popular culture, traditional folklore, and the depth of... more...

  • The Turkish Loverby Esmeralda Santiago

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    Esmeralda's relationship with "the Turk" is told with expansive humanity, earthy humor, and psychological courage. more...

  • Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York Cityby Jonathan Soffer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    In 1978, Ed Koch assumed control of a city plagued by filth, crime, bankruptcy, and racial tensions. In 1989, by the end of his mayoral run and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, neighborhoods and infrastructure were being rebuilt. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new businesses to... more...

  • Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciadosby Will Fowler

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 40.00

    Behind every pronunciamiento , a formal list of grievances designed to spark political change in nineteenth-century Mexico, was a disgruntled individual, rebel, or pronunciado . Initially a role undertaken by soldiers, a pronunciado rallied military communities to petition for local, regional, and even national interests. As the popularity of these... more...

  • Drug War Mexicoby Peter Watt; Roberto Zepeda

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 14.99

    Mexico is in crisis. During the neoliberal era, narcotrafficking has flourished to become one of the country’s biggest sources of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. This insightful, controversial book throws new light on the situation, contending that the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico... more...

  • A Glamorously Unglamorous Lifeby Julia Albain

    Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 3.99

    When I was 22 I hopped a plane for New York City, off to pursue my destiny, sure that I?d never look back. This is my story of looking back. Of a journey that took on a whole new meaning and purpose. A year in New York City. A year of discovering the best and worst parts of myself. A year of learning the lessons that you can only learn the hard way.... more...