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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 history...


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 the...


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 America....


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 Hidden White House

by Robert Klara Thomas Dunne Books (October 21, 2013)

Now including an excerpt from THE DEVIL'S MERCEDES: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. Coming March 2017.

Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers...


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...


Peppermint Twist

by Joel Selvin, Jr. John Johnson & Dick Cami Thomas Dunne Books (November 12, 2012)

The never-before-told story of The Peppermint Lounge, the famed Manhattan nightspot and mobster hangout that launched an era

The Peppermint Lounge was intended to be nothing more than a front for gambling and...


Freedom's Cap

by Guy Gugliotta Hill and Wang (February 27, 2012)

The modern United States Capitol is a triumph of both engineering and design. From its 9-million-pound cast-iron dome to the dazzling opulence of the President's Room and the Senate corridors, the Capitol is...


The Artificial River

by Carol Sheriff Hill and Wang (June 11, 1997)

The story of the Eric Canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol...


Amusing the Million

by John F. Kasson Hill and Wang (March 31, 2011)

Coney Island: the name still resonates with a sense of racy Brooklyn excitement, the echo of beach-front popular entertainment before World War I. Amusing the Million examines the historical context in which...


A History of the Amish

by Steven M. Nolt Good Books (January 27, 2015)

The Amish, one of America's most intriguingly private, unique, and often misunderstood religious communities, have survived for three hundred years! How has that happened?

While much has been written on the Amish,...


Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City

by Tim Rowland Skyhorse (April 05, 2016)

The 1948 crime film The Naked City (later a television show) ended with this iconic line There are eight million stories in the naked city." Things have not changed either before or since: every era and neighborhood...


Over P. J. Clarke's Bar

by Helen Marie Clarke Skyhorse (November 13, 2012)

How did a bar like P. J. Clarke's saloon become the beloved watering hole for Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Rocky Marciano, and Buddy Holly (not to mention the fictional Don Draper)? And...


Elaine's

by Amy Phillips Penn & Liz Smith Skyhorse (June 09, 2015)

A tribute to legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman and her renowned Manhattan creative melting pot.

Elaine's was a world-famous New York restaurant that became home to writers and celebrities. Owner Elaine Kaufman...


Erin Go Bragh

by Gerard E. Mayers, Scott L. Mingus & Damian Shiels Gettysburg Publishing (August 31, 2018)

Tens of thousands of Irish-Americans fought in the Civil War, with "Sons of Erin" playing a vital role in both Union and Confederate armies. Award-winning author Scott L. Mingus, Sr., has teamed with living...


Phillies 1980!

by Lew Freedman Sports Publishing (June 02, 2020)

How the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies Won the First World Series Championship in Franchise History

The road was rocky and the suspense intense as a make-or-break 1980 baseball season unfolded for the Philadelphia...


The Plaza

by Julie Satow Twelve (June 03, 2019)

Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row....


Victory City

by John Strausbaugh Twelve (December 03, 2018)

From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era.

New York City during World War II wasn't just a place of servicemen, politicians,...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 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,...


Greater than Ever

by Daniel Doctoroff PublicAffairs (September 11, 2017)

The former deputy mayor of New York City tells the story of the city's comeback after 9/11, offering lessons in resiliency under the most trying of circumstances, and a model for the rejuvenation of any city....


Rediscovering God in America

by Newt Gingrich & Callista Gingrich Center Street (May 16, 2016)

In this New York Times bestseller, join Newt and Callista Gingrich on a walking tour of Washington, D.C. and learn about the great people, events, and ideas that shaped the religious founding of America.

Explore...


City of Sedition

by John Strausbaugh Twelve (August 01, 2016)

In a single definitive narrative, City of Sedition tells the spellbinding story of the huge-and hugely conflicted-role New York City played in the Civil War.

No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and...


New York Times Book of New York

by James Barron & Anna Quindlen Black Dog & Leventhal (April 03, 2016)

This unique volume uncovers the most fascinating and compelling stories from The New York Times about the city the paper calls home.

More than 200 articles and an abundance of photographs, illustrations, maps,...


The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910

by Esther Crain Black Dog & Leventhal (September 26, 2016)

The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover.

In forty short years, New York City suddenly...


The Women Who Made New York

by Julie Scelfo & Hallie Heald Seal Press (November 14, 2016)

An illuminating, elegant history of New York City, told through the stories of the women who made it the most exciting and influential metropolis in the world

Read any history of New York City and you will read...


Tenements, Towers & Trash

by Julia Wertz Black Dog & Leventhal (October 02, 2017)

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017!

Here is New York, as you've never seen it before. A perfectly charming, sidesplittingly funny, intellectually entertaining illustrated history of the blocks, the buildings,...


City on a Grid

by Gerard Koeppel Da Capo Press (November 09, 2015)

Winner of the 2015 New York City Book Award

The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan

You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. This is its story....


Upstate

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2019)

Historical recollections of life in upstate New York from Edmund Wilson, one of America's preeminent literary critics of the twentieth century.

"What I have written . . . shows the gradual but steady expiration...


Book Row

by Marvin Mondlin & Roy Meador Skyhorse (October 15, 2019)

The American Story of the Bookstores on Fourth Avenue from the 1890s to the 1960s

New York City has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of Fourteenth Street in Manhattan, on the seven blocks...


Wild City

by Thomas Hynes & Daniel Henning HarperAudio (May 26, 2020)

A guide to 40 of the most well-known, surprising, notorious, mythical, and sublime non-human citizens of New York City, and love letter to its surprising ecological diversity. 

From refugee parrots and prodigal...


Empire of Mud

Heaven's Ditch

by Jack Kelly & Andrew Reilly Blackstone Publishing (July 05, 2016)

"The Erie Canal rubbed Aladdin's lamp. America awoke, catching for the first time the wondrous vision of its own dimensions and power."--Francis Kimball, American architect

The technological marvel of its age,...


The Deeds of My Fathers

by Paul David Pope & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (October 11, 2010)

A story that reads like The Godfather has been crossed with Citizen Kane. The Deeds of My Fathers is the riveting true story of two men, a father and a son, who each started with nothing and built an empire....


The Worlds the Shawnees Made

by Stephen Warren & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2014)

In 1779, Shawnees from Chillicothe, a community in the Ohiocountry, told the British, "We have always been the frontier." Their statementchallenges an oft-held belief that American Indians derive their uniqueidentities...


Heir to the Empire City

by Edward P. Kohn & Nick Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America'sprototypical "cowboy" president--a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdomfrom a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoorscertainly...


The Tuscarora War

by David La Vere & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (October 21, 2013)

At dawn on September 22, 1711, more than fivehundred Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Weetock, Machapunga, and Bear RiverIndian warriors swept down on the unsuspecting European settlers living alongthe Neuse...