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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95
In the midst of the Great Depression, an elite group of New Yorkers lived seemingly unaffected by the economic calamity. They were writers, playwrights, journalists, artists, composers, singers, actors, adventurers and socialites. Newspaperman Maury Paul dubbed them the Cafe Society. It was the time of Prohibition, speakeasies and exclusive nightclubs... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
Enter A Grim Almanac of York to discover 365 gruesome tales from the city's past. From bloody battles, appalling accidents and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Read about a Viking invasion of the city in 866 led by Ivar the Boneless; Richard of York, whose head was displayed over the Micklegate Bar for... more...
- Not For Tourists 2015; US$ 12.99
This brand new guide is boldly redesigned where no NFT has gone before, offering a quick snapshot of each neighborhood from the lower east side and Greenwich Village to Harlem and Inwood in a colorful and stylish layout. Start flipping through, and you'll immediately notice something very different from NFT classic. Say hello to beautiful city photos... more...
- Triumph Books 2015; US$ 12.99
In Subway Adventure Guide: New York City , residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the New York City that's not featured on postcards sold all over Manhattan. Each of the roughly three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread out over New York City's five boroughs included... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 13.99
The book covers the various historical waves of immigration to New York City, from early history to the present, and ties the history to various sites in the city, using the words of those who experienced the events to give the reader a sense that they are living this history through the walking tours. It's the only historical guidebook on the topic... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
In The Manhattan Project , David Kishik dares to imagine a Walter Benjamin who did not commit suicide in 1940, but managed instead to escape the Nazis to begin a long, solitary life in New York. During his anonymous, posthumous existence, while he was haunting and haunted by his new city, Benjamin composed a sequel to his Arcades Project. Just as... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00
? The Southern Exodus to Mexico is an intervention in borderlands history, in black-white-Indian history, in migration history, in economic history, and in the history of national, class, and racial identities. It is also that rare and wonderful kind of historical writing: a tale of roads not taken, of dreams not quite fulfilled. Even though most... more...
- Trinity University Press 2015; US$ 0.00
Selections from Trinity University Press's best books of 2014. Includes excerpts from Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last Empire in Mexico by M. M. McAllen, The Osage Orange Tree by William Stafford and Dennis Cunningham, Early Morning by Kim Stafford, Outside by Barry Lopez and Barry Moser, Unchopping a Tree by W. S. Merwin and Liz Ward,... more...