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Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire Hamilton Books (October 30, 2014)

Sisterly Love tells the stories of women who have made or are making significant contributions to Pennsylvania history, from the state’s early decades to the present day. In these essays you will meet artists,...


The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait

by W. Barksdale Maynard University of Pennsylvania Press (September 12, 2014)

Richly illustrated with seldom-seen historical photographs, paintings, and drawings, The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait is the first book to trace the history and culture of the Brandywine Valley from colonial...


The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

by Charlie Gentile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 07, 2014)

This book tells the story of the 1928 New York Yankees, who won the World Series and fell just short of surpassing the record accomplishments of the 1927 Yankees. Many players from that 1927 “Murderers' Row”...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts Simon & Schuster (September 23, 2014)

“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the...


Gotham Unbound

by Ted Steinberg Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History

A “fascinating, encyclopedic history…of greater New York City through an ecological lens” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—the sweeping story of one of...


State Facts for Fun! New York

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (April 29, 2014)

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! New York is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within; while parents will love that...


Supreme City

by Donald L. Miller Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Supreme City captures a vanished Gotham in all its bustle, gristle, and glory” (Vanity Fair). In the 1920s midtown Manhattan became the center of New York City, and the cultural and commercial capital of...


General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander

by Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews University of Delaware Press (April 01, 2014)

Based on a treasure trove of newly discovered information, General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander offers the first comparative study of...


House of Outrageous Fortune

by Michael Gross Atria Books (March 11, 2014)

“Michael Gross’s new book…packs [in] almost as many stories as there are apartments in the building. The Jackie Collins of real estate likes to map expressions of power, money and ego… Even more crammed...


The Hallway Trilogy

by Adam Rapp Theatre Communications Group (January 27, 2014)

A harrowing trilogy from the OBIE Award-winning author of Red Light Winter.


The King's Best Highway

by Eric Jaffe Scribner (June 22, 2010)

A VIVID AND FASCINATING LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST STORIED HIGHWAY, THE BOSTON POST ROAD

 

During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post...


A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1997-2012

by Christine M. Keresztury Scarecrow Press (November 07, 2013)

For the first time, a library history is focused on the way in which libraries of all kinds have developed within a single state. The growth of public libraries, the state library, school libraries, academic...


Pivotal Policies in Delaware: From Desegregation to Deregulation

by William W. Boyer & Edward C. Ratledge University of Delaware Press (November 05, 2013)

This book assesses how major policy developments have effected systemic institutional change in how Delaware is governed.


The Kingdom of New York

by The New York Observer HarperCollins e-books (November 03, 2009)

The Kingdom of New York is rollicking insider;s history of contemporary New York, as seen through the lens of the city’s most irreverent newspaper, the New York Observer. Handsomely designed with great drawings,...


One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the 21st Century

by Nancy Foner Columbia University Press (May 14, 2013)

In this absorbing anthology, in-depth portraits of diverse ethnic populations, including the Chinese, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Koreans, Liberians, Mexicans, and Jews from the former Soviet Union reveal surprising...


Ghosts of 42nd Street

by Anthony Bianco HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Imagine shuffling down Broadway through the hustle and bustle right into the nonstop, neon heart of New York City: 42nd Street.

Once a quiet neighborhood of brownstones and churches, the area wastransformed in...


American Passage: The History of Ellis Island

by Vincent J. Cannato HarperCollins e-books (June 09, 2009)

"By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannato’s American Passage helps us understand who we are as a nation.”

— Walter Isaacson

“Never before has Ellis...


Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

by Antero Pietila Ivan R. Dee (March 16, 2010)

Eugenics, racial thinking, and white supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government's actions toward housing in the 20th century, dooming American cities to ghettoization. The Federal Housing Administration...


Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812

by Stuart L. Butler UPA (December 21, 2012)

This book describes historical events in Virginia during the War of 1812, looking specifically at how Virginia’s militia was organized, supplied, and financed by the Commonwealth. It discusses the militia’s...


The Ultimate Book of New York Lists

by Bert Randolph Sugar & C. N. Richardson Skyhorse (November 15, 2009)

Where can you find New York City’s best hamburger? What are the ten best songs ever written about New York? The ten best books set in New York? Bert Randolph Sugar and some famous friends answer these burning...


The Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett

by Elizabeth Garrett Cornell University Press

On the occasion of the inauguration of Cornell's thirteenth president, Elizabeth Garrett, Cornell University Press is pleased to publish the official commemorative edition of her inauguration speech. This handsome...


Fifty Years After Kitty Genovese

by Peter Hellman & Albert A. Seedman The Experiment (March 04, 2014)

Five decades later, we’re still asking ourselves: “If I had been there, would Kitty have lived?”

Fifty years after she was viciously attacked in full view of several neighbors and within earshot of still...


The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

by Antero Pietila Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 02, 2018)

Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists of the Baltimore Quaker titan. One of America’s richest men and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore &...


No Access New York City

by Jamie McDonald Globe Pequot Press (August 15, 2018)

No Access New York City is a collection of the hidden places and little-known facts about New York. These are the secret gems of the city and most are completely off limits to the public. Through these pages...


Slavery in the North

by Marc Howard Ross University of Pennsylvania Press (August 01, 2018)

In 2002, we learned that President George Washington had eight (and, later, nine) enslaved Africans in his house while he lived in Philadelphia from 1790 to 1797. The house was only one block from Independence...


Washington's Golden Age

by Joseph Dalton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2018)

Real news traveled fast, even in the days before internet connections. During the New Deal and World War II, Washington elites turned to Hope Ridings Miller’s column in the Washington Post to see what was...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


Uncle John's Plunges into New Jersey

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (August 01, 2015)

Uncle John takes a full-color plunge into the Garden State!

As the birthplace of baseball, the Boss, and Bubble Wrap—New Jersey has got it all, and Uncle John’s Plunges into New Jersey (Illustrated Edition)...


Uncle John's Plunges into New York

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (April 01, 2015)

Uncle John Plunges into New York…in color!

You think you know New York? Fugeddaboutit! Uncle John knows New York, though, and he’s taking readers on a whirlwind tour of America’s greatest city…this time...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into New Jersey

by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society Portable Press (May 01, 2012)

Experience New Jersey as you never have before, in this historical, hysterical guide to the Garden State.

You from Jersey? What exit? Go ahead and laugh. But watch it, New Jersey is home to legendary tough guys...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Pennsylvania

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (July 15, 2012)

From Pittsburgh to Philly, Steelers to Eagles, chocolate to Peeps--it's all here. Uncle John has put together this absolutely awesome anthology of Pennsylvania facts, firsts, famous feats, and much more.

Take...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into New York

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (June 01, 2012)

Uncle John loves New York, so he's taking the plunge…into the land of bagels, bluebirds, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Start spreading the news. You’re reading today. You’re going to be a part of it--New York,...


The Deeds Of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

by Paul Pope A Philip Turner Book with Rowman & Littlefield (November 11, 2010)

This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds...


Shaping a City

by Mack Travis Cornell Publishing (December 15, 2018)

Picture your downtown vacant, boarded up, while the malls surrounding your city are thriving. What would you do?

In 1974 the politicians, merchants, community leaders, and business and property owners, of Ithaca,...


Brooklyn Before

by Tom Robbins, Julia Van Haaften & Larry Racioppo Three Hills (September 15, 2018)

Before Brooklyn rose to international fame there existed a vibrant borough of neighborhoods rich with connections and traditions. During the 1970s and 1980s, photographer Larry Racioppo, a South Brooklynite...


Middle Atlantic Prehistory

by Heather A. Wholey & Carole L. Nash Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 23, 2018)

Regional identities and practices are often debated in American archaeology, but Middle Atlantic prehistorians have largely refrained from such discussions, focusing instead on creating chronologies and studying...


Commercial Poultry Production on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore: The Role of African Americans, 1930s to 1990s

by Solomon Iyobosa Omo-Osagie II UPA (June 07, 2012)

This book traces the beginnings and development of commercial poultry production on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.


The Forgotten

by Ben Bradlee, Little, Brown and Company (October 16, 2018)

Named one of the "juiciest political books to come in 2018" by Entertainment Weekly

An up-close look at the voters of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania who decisively swung the state for Donald J. Trump, examining...


Chinatown No More

by Hsiang-Shui Chen Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing...


Nuclear Summer

by Louise Krasniewicz Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

When thousands of women gathered in 1983 to protest the stockpiling of nuclear weapons at a rural upstate New York military depot, the area was shaken by their actions. What so disturbed residents that they...


The Philadelphia Citizen's Almanac

by Laura E. Beardsley Turner (November 24, 2010)

Philadelphia began, nearly a century before the American Revolution, as the colony of Englishman and Quaker convert William Penn. Founded in 1681 on the doctrines of the Quaker faith, the city in Penn’s Woods...


Cursed in Pennsylvania

by Mark Nesbitt & Patty A. Wilson Globe Pequot Press (July 01, 2016)

In Cursed in Pennsylvania, Mark Nesbitt and Patty A. Wilson recount tales of genuine maledictions intended to invoke evil and unease across the state the Keystone State. The pages will bring to life these stories,...


Haunted Washington, DC

by Tom Ogden Globe Pequot Press (July 01, 2016)

Washington, DC can make a legitimate claim to being the most haunted city in America. With its rich history and the parade of passionate, colorful characters that have walked its streets over the past two centuries,...


Maryland's Chesapeake

by Neal Patterson & Kathryn Wielech Patterson Globe Pequot Press (August 01, 2016)

The culinary heritage of most regions in the US is often determined by the ethnic cuisine of those who settled there, whether it be the Cajun/Creole food of Louisiana or the Italian-inspired fare of the Northeast....


Heroes of New York Harbor

by Marian Betancourt Globe Pequot Press (October 01, 2016)

Today the Port of New York is where container ships and tankers park while waiting to reload and be on their way around the world. Long black tankers support layered white wheelhouses. Bright orange freighters...


Cursed in New York

by Randi Minetor Globe Pequot Press (October 01, 2015)

A collection of riveting stories about preternatural revenge. Discover the riveting stories about Queen Esther and the Iroquois Slaughter, The Curse of Mamie O’Rourke, The Rangers, the Stanley Cup and the...


Haunted Philadelphia

by Darcy Oordt Globe Pequot Press (August 01, 2015)

Philadelphia is known for many things: brotherly love, Revolutionary history, passionate sports fans, cheesesteaks, and Rocky are merely a few of them. But the Founding Fathers didn’t just walk the streets...


Pennsylvania Disasters

by Karen Ivory Globe Pequot Press (July 15, 2015)

True accounts of major disasters in Pennsylvania history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From the Johnstown floods of 1889 to the heroic actions on United Flight 193 on 9/11, Pennsylvania has...


Pennsylvania Curiosities

by Clark DeLeon Globe Pequot Press (June 04, 2013)

The Liberty Bell, Gettysburg, and Independence Hall may stand out as prominent Pennsylvania features, but the Keystone State is also home to bizarre places, personalities, events, and phenomena.  These unique...


Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania

by Kara Hughes Globe Pequot Press (November 06, 2012)

Part of the Myths and Mysteries series, Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Pennsylvania’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story...