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  • Chimalpahin's Conquestby Susan Schroeder

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés's conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's monumental Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México was published in 1552 to instant success. Despite being banned from the Americas by Prince Philip... more...

  • Power Failureby Charles Brecher; Raymond D. Horton; Robert A. Cropf; Dean Michael Mead

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99

    Written by two respected observers of public administration, this is a critical study of the politics of New York City from the 1960s to the present day. more...

  • Harlem between Heaven and Hellby Monique M. Taylor

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Harlem brings to mind a kaleidoscope of images—the jazz clubs and cultural ferment of the 1920s and 1930s, the urban decay of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the past twenty years. Integral to the ongoing transformation of Harlem has been the return of the African-American middle class to what had become an overwhelmingly poor area.... more...

  • Hidden New Yorkby Marci Reaven; Steve Zeitlin

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    Despite its innumerable tourist attractions, New York City still has many secrets, hidden in the most unlikely places. There is the Edison Hotel in Times Square, where magicians gather 'round the Magic Table to socialize and compete. There is Hua Mei Garden in the Lower East Side, where elderly Chinese men meet to display exotic birds. And there is... more...

  • Man Takes Controlby Charles J. Erasmus

    University of Minnesota Press 1961; US$ 72.00

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  • Next Stopby Ivan Sanchez

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 12.99

    Beyond the safety of New York City's news headlines, Next Stop is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born and money-hungry slumlords were burning down apartment buildings with tenants still inside. From one stop to the next, this... more...

  • Van advocaten en Peter Stuyvesantby Floris Bannier

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 9.95

    Rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van bijzonder hoogleraar Advocatuur aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam op vrijdag 7 mei 2004 more...

  • Barbara D. Livingston's Saratogaby Barbara D. Livingston

    Eclipse Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    Award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston captures the many sides of a quintessential Victorian town, from its famous racetrack to its historic homes and Revolutionary War memorials. Livingston, who grew up near Saratoga Springs, New York, honors its history, evoking the ghosts of the golden age of Diamond Jim Brady and the Canfield Casino, revering... more...

  • Henry George, The Transatlantic Irish, and their Timesby Kenneth C. Wenzer

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 157.99

    The American political economist Henry George devoted his life to the single tax. Virtually forgotten today, his best seller "Progress and Poverty" influenced numerous people in the English-speaking world. His fame and fall were due to a temporary alliance with the American Irish Catholics who were agitating for the land war in Ireland. more...

  • Zapatistasby Doctor Alex Khasnabish

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    A critical, comprehensive, and accessible overview of one of the most important rebel groups in history. more...