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The Trump administration is bringing unprecedented attention and change to our nation's capital Over 21 million people visit Washington, DC each year Author is media savvy, hosting a local political talk show and providing election night reporting for local television
Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC: Little-Known Tales about Our Nation's Capital
The Trump administration is bringing unprecedented attention and change to our nation's capital Over 21 million people visit Washington, DC each year Author is media savvy, hosting a local political talk show and providing election night reporting for local television
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15.740000 USD

Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC: Little-Known Tales about Our Nation's Capital

by Tim Rowland
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Since its opening in 1965, the Watergate complex has been one of Washington's chicest addresses, a home to power brokers from both political parties and the epicenter of a scandal that brought down a president. In The Watergate, writer and political consultant Joseph Rodota paints a vivid portrait of this ...
The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address
Since its opening in 1965, the Watergate complex has been one of Washington's chicest addresses, a home to power brokers from both political parties and the epicenter of a scandal that brought down a president. In The Watergate, writer and political consultant Joseph Rodota paints a vivid portrait of this landmark and the movers and shakers who have lived there. Watergate residents-an intriguing casts of politicians, journalists, socialites and spies-have been at the center of America's political storms for half a century. The irrepressible Martha Mitchell, wife of President Nixon's attorney general and campaign manager John Mitchell, captivated the nation with a stream of outrageous interviews and phone calls from her Watergate duplex. Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia put aside their differences many a New Year's Eve to celebrate together at the Watergate, dining on wild game hunted by Scalia and cooked by Ginsburg's husband. Monica Lewinsky hunkered down in her mother's Watergate apartment while President Clinton fought impeachment; her neighbor U.S. Senator Bob Dole brought donuts to the hordes of reporters camped out front. Years after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hosted chamber music concerts in her Watergate living room, guests remembered the soaring music-and the cheap snacks. Rodota unlocks the mysteries of the Watergate, including why Elizabeth Taylor refused to move into a Watergate apartment with her sixth husband; reveals a surprising connection between the Watergate and Ronald Reagan; and unravels how the Nixon break-in transformed the Watergate's reputation and spawned generations of -gate scandals, from Koreagate to Deflategate. The Washington Post once called the Watergate a glittering Potomac Titanic. Like the famous ocean liner, the Watergate was ahead of its time, filled with boldface names-and ultimately doomed. The Watergate is a captivating inside look at the passengers and crew of this legendary building.
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34.12 USD

The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address

by Joseph Rodota
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Author is reporter for the New York Times New York City fascination is the foundation of an entire genre of history books--this one belongs right up there with The Gangs of New York Terrific stories of the famous and infamous who lived on in the buildings on Riverside Drive between ...
The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block
Author is reporter for the New York Times New York City fascination is the foundation of an entire genre of history books--this one belongs right up there with The Gangs of New York Terrific stories of the famous and infamous who lived on in the buildings on Riverside Drive between 105th and 106th Streets. Archival photos of gangsters, movie stars, industrialists, and politicians straight the New York Times photo morgue Author will have a website devoted to the book with historical tangents and trivia
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24.140000 USD

The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block

by Daniel J. Wakin
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Built in 1853 in New York's Bryant Park and immediately pronounced the most beautiful structure in America, the Crystal Palace was intended not simply to emulate but rival the famous Victorian landmark in London's Hyde Park. As with its English counterpart, however, its beauty was ephemeral. It caught fire, and ...
The Finest Building in America: The New York Crystal Palace, 1853-1858
Built in 1853 in New York's Bryant Park and immediately pronounced the most beautiful structure in America, the Crystal Palace was intended not simply to emulate but rival the famous Victorian landmark in London's Hyde Park. As with its English counterpart, however, its beauty was ephemeral. It caught fire, and on October 5, 1858, great waves of lurid light overtook spectators and those rushing to save it. Within thirty minutes, the beloved dome was nothing but a heap of smoldering debris. In his latest book, Edwin G. Burrows, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for History and co-author of GOTHAM: A History of New York to 1898, offers a memorable and elegiac look at the Crystal Palace. While it didn't match in dimension Robert Paxton's London original--the scale of which was truly colossal -- the New York version became a beloved landmark almost from the instant of its creation. Centerpiece of the 1853 World's Fair, it was home to numerous exhibitions and became a showplace for displaying the growing industrial might of the nation. Walt Whitman rhapsodized about it as Earth's modern wonder, History's Seven outstripping. Its sudden loss provoked intense mourning-matched only perhaps by the razing of the old Penn Station a century later -- and then gradually it slipped from memory. The Finest Building in America will evoke the Crystal Palace's life and times, replete with beautiful period images. The first book-length account of the building's short but glorious life, Burrows book aims to restore it in the minds and hearts of New Yorkers and New York aficionados and fans everywhere.
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20.950000 USD

The Finest Building in America: The New York Crystal Palace, 1853-1858

by Professor of History Edwin G Burrows
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The best all-around catcher in black baseball history -Cumberland Posey, Owner of the Homestead GraysNational Baseball Hall of Fame catcher James Raleigh Biz Mackey's professional career spanned nearly three decades in the Negro Leagues and elsewhere. He distinguished himself as a defensive catcher who also had an impressive batting average ...
Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher
The best all-around catcher in black baseball history -Cumberland Posey, Owner of the Homestead GraysNational Baseball Hall of Fame catcher James Raleigh Biz Mackey's professional career spanned nearly three decades in the Negro Leagues and elsewhere. He distinguished himself as a defensive catcher who also had an impressive batting average and later worked as a manager of the Newark Eagles and the Baltimore Elite Giants.Using archival materials and interviews with former Negro League players, baseball historian Rich Westcott chronicles the catcher's life and remarkable career in Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate as well as providing an in-depth look at Philadelphia Negro League history. Westcott traces Mackey's childhood in Texas as the son of sharecroppers to his success on the baseball diamond where he displayed extraordinary defensive skills and an exceptional ability to hit and to handle pitchers. Mackey spent one third of his career playing in Philadelphia, winning championships with the Hilldale Daisies and the Philadelphia Stars. Mackey also mentored famed catcher Roy Campanella and had an unlikely role in the story of baseball's development in Japan.A celebrated ballplayer before African Americans were permitted to join Major League Baseball, Biz Mackey ranks as one of the top catchers ever to play the game. With Biz Mackey, he finally gets the biography he deserves.
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28.880000 USD

Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher

by Rich Westcott
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Since colonial times, agriculture has been deeply woven into the fabric of Pennsylvania's history and culture. Pennsylvania Farming presents the first history of Pennsylvania agriculture in more sixty years, and offers a completely new perspective. Sally McMurry goes beyond a strictly economic approach and examines the factors of gender, labor, ...
Pennsylvania Farming: A History in Landscapes
Since colonial times, agriculture has been deeply woven into the fabric of Pennsylvania's history and culture. Pennsylvania Farming presents the first history of Pennsylvania agriculture in more sixty years, and offers a completely new perspective. Sally McMurry goes beyond a strictly economic approach and examines the factors of gender, labor, and environmental history to enlighten the role of women, children, tenants, migrants, and multi-varied cultures on the ever-evolving landscapes and distinctive regions of the commonwealth. In doing so, she reveals the extraordinary diversity of Pennsylvania's agriculture and its changing role over the years. Complimented by more than 150 photographs of barns, buildings, pastures, fields, and woodlots, McMurry offers a sweeping look at the evolution of Pennsylvania's physical landscape over time.
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52.450000 USD

Pennsylvania Farming: A History in Landscapes

by Sally McMurry
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At the time of her death in 1780, British-born Esther DeBerdt Reed-a name few know today-was one of the most politically important women in Revolutionary America. Her treatise The Sentiments of an American Woman articulated the aspirations of female patriots, and the Ladies Association of Philadelphia, which she founded, taught ...
Sentiments of a British-American Woman: Esther DeBerdt Reed and the American Revolution
At the time of her death in 1780, British-born Esther DeBerdt Reed-a name few know today-was one of the most politically important women in Revolutionary America. Her treatise The Sentiments of an American Woman articulated the aspirations of female patriots, and the Ladies Association of Philadelphia, which she founded, taught generations of women how to translate their political responsibilities into action. DeBerdt Reed's social connections and political sophistication helped transform her husband, Joseph Reed, from a military leader into the president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, a position analogous to the modern office of governor. DeBerdt Reed's life yields remarkable insight into the scope of women's political influence in an age ruled by the strict social norms structured by religion and motherhood. The story of her courtship, marriage, and political career sheds light both on the private and political lives of women during the Revolution and on how society, religion, and gender interacted as a new nation struggled to build its own identity. Engaging, comprehensive, and built on primary source material that allows DeBerdt Reed's own voice to shine, Owen Ireland's expertly researched biography rightly places her in a prominent position in the pantheon of our founders, both female and male.
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109.12 USD

Sentiments of a British-American Woman: Esther DeBerdt Reed and the American Revolution

by Owen S. Ireland
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For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as sought-after as positions in the fire department (FDNY). For over a century, generations of Black ...
Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City
For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as sought-after as positions in the fire department (FDNY). For over a century, generations of Black New Yorkers have fought to gain access to and equal opportunity within the FDNY. Tracing this struggle for jobs and justice from 1914 to the present, David Goldberg details the ways each generation of firefighters confronted overt and institutionalized racism. An important chapter in the histories of both Black social movements and independent workplace organizing, this book demonstrates how Black firefighters in New York helped to create affirmative action from the bottom up, while simultaneously revealing how white resistance to these efforts shaped white working-class conservatism and myths of American meritocracy. Full of colorful characters and rousing stories drawn from oral histories, discrimination suits, and the archives of the Vulcan Society (the fraternal society of Black firefighters in New York), this book sheds new light on the impact of Black firefighters in the fight for civil rights.
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41.950000 USD

Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

by David Goldberg
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In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous wartime aberration, women immediately saw the new development for what it was: a rare chance to obtain well-paid, intellectually ...
This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.
In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous wartime aberration, women immediately saw the new development for what it was: a rare chance to obtain well-paid, intellectually challenging work in a country and time which typically excluded females from such channels of labor. Thousands of female applicants from across the country flooded Washington with applications. Here, Jessica Ziparo traces the struggles and triumphs of early female federal employees, who were caught between traditional, cultural notions of female dependence and an evolving movement of female autonomy in a new economic reality. In doing so, Ziparo demonstrates how these women challenged societal gender norms, carved out a place for independent women in the streets of Washington, and sometimes clashed with the female suffrage movement. Examining the advent of female federal employment, Ziparo finds a lost opportunity for wage equality in the federal government and shows how despite discrimination, prejudice, and harassment, women persisted, succeeding in making their presence in the federal workforce permanent.
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41.950000 USD

This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

by Jessica Ziparo
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Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics
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34.12 USD

Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

by Assistant Professor of History Kim Phillips-Fein
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Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles
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36.750000 USD

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

by Assistant Professor Fran Leadon
Hardback
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Historical Sketch of Old Hanover Church (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Historical Sketch of Old Hanover Church (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas H Robinson
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Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City
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22.17 USD

Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City

by Pierre Christin
Paperback / softback
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History of New Paltz, New York, and Its Old Families (from 1678 to 1820): Including the Huguenot Pioneers and Others Who Settled in New Paltz Previous to the Revolution (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

History of New Paltz, New York, and Its Old Families (from 1678 to 1820): Including the Huguenot Pioneers and Others Who Settled in New Paltz Previous to the Revolution (Classic Reprint)

by Ralph Lefevre
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Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster
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30.440000 USD

Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster

by Al Roker
Hardback
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Sketches of the First Emigrant Settlers in Newton Township: Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Sketches of the First Emigrant Settlers in Newton Township: Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey (Classic Reprint)

by John Clement
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Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster
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30.440000 USD

Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster

by Al Roker
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Philadelphia has been at the heart of many books by award-winning author Beth Kephart, but none more so than the affectionate collection Love. This volume of personal essays and photographs celebrates the intersection of memory and place. Kephart writes lovingly, reflectively about what Philadelphia means to her. She muses about ...
Love: A Philadelphia Affair
Philadelphia has been at the heart of many books by award-winning author Beth Kephart, but none more so than the affectionate collection Love. This volume of personal essays and photographs celebrates the intersection of memory and place. Kephart writes lovingly, reflectively about what Philadelphia means to her. She muses about meandering on SEPTA trains, spending hours among the armor in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and taking shelter at Independence Mall during a downpour. In Love, Kephart shares her loveof Reading Terminal Market at Thanksgiving: This abundant, bristling market is, in November, the most unlonesome place around. She waxes poetic about the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, the mustard in a Salumeria sandwich, and the coins slipped between the lips of Philbert the pig. Kephart also extends her journeys to the suburbs, Glenside and Ardmore-and beyond, to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Stone Harbor, New Jersey; and Wilmington, Delaware. What emerges is a valentine to the City of Brotherly Love and its environs. In Love, Philadelphia is more than its icons, bigger than its tagline.
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15.700000 USD

Love: A Philadelphia Affair

by Beth Kephart
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Philadelphia possesses an exceptionally large number of places that have almost disappeared-from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines. In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall uncover the contemporary essence of one of America's oldest cities. Working ...
Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City
Philadelphia possesses an exceptionally large number of places that have almost disappeared-from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines. In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall uncover the contemporary essence of one of America's oldest cities. Working with accomplished architectural photographer Joseph Elliott, they explore secret places in familiar locations, such as the Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street, the Divine Lorraine Hotel, Reading Railroad, Disston Saw Works in Tacony, and mysterious parts of City Hall.Much of the real Philadelphia is concealed behind facades. Philadelphia artfully reveals its urban secrets. Rather than a nostalgic elegy to loss and urban decline, Philadelphia exposes the city's vivid layers and living ruins. The authors connect Philadelphia's idiosyncratic history, culture, and people to develop an alternative theory of American urbanism, and place the city in American urban history. The journey here is as much visual as it is literary; Joseph Elliott's sumptuous photographs reveal the city's elemental beauty.
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42.000000 USD

Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

by Peter Woodall, Nathaniel Popkin
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Allen Iverson loved Philadelphia Daily News basketball beat reporter Phil Jasner, calling him the best in the world of sports journalism. From 1981 until his death in 2010, Jasner was always on the case, going to great lengths to track athletes down for a quote or a story. He was ...
Phil Jasner On the Case : His Best Writing on the Sixers, the Dream Team, and Beyond
Allen Iverson loved Philadelphia Daily News basketball beat reporter Phil Jasner, calling him the best in the world of sports journalism. From 1981 until his death in 2010, Jasner was always on the case, going to great lengths to track athletes down for a quote or a story. He was most known for covering the team's famous players, including World B. Free and Bobby Jones, Julius Erving and Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and, of course, Iverson. His tremendous output was beloved by players and fans alike, earning him many honors, including inductions into six Halls of Fame.Phil Jasner On the Case collects the best of Jasner's writing throughout his illustrious career. Jasner wrote about baseball, the Eagles, and the Philadelphia Atoms' soccer with the same insight and aplomb he showed in his coverage of The Big 5, the 76ers' championship season in 1983, and the Dream Team. Lovingly assembled-each chapter is introduced by some of the most prominent figures Jasner covered, from Vince Papale, Doug Collins, and Billy Cunningham to Iverson and Barkley-this collection recounts a distinguished sportswriter's remarkable career.
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26.250000 USD

Phil Jasner On the Case : His Best Writing on the Sixers, the Dream Team, and Beyond

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Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes-from a beer brand to a basketball team and more-but Knickerbocker himself has been forgotten. In fact, he was New ...
Knickerbocker: The Myth behind New York
Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes-from a beer brand to a basketball team and more-but Knickerbocker himself has been forgotten. In fact, he was New York's first truly homegrown chronicler, and as a descendant of the Dutch settlers, he singlehandedly tried to reclaim the city for the Dutch. Almost singlehandedly, that is. Diedrich Knickerbocker was created in 1809 by a young Washington Irving, who used the character to narrate his classic satire, A History of New York. According to Irving's partisan narrator, everything good and distinctive, proud and powerful, about New York City-from the doughnuts to the twisting streets of lower Manhattan-could be traced back to New Amsterdam. Terrific general interest, cultural history of a city with a rich and lively literary past. First-ever book on the eponymous myth that has informed New York City culture since the early 1800s. Coincides with the two-hundredth anniversary of Washington Irving's publication of A History of New York. Perfect gift book or addition to library collection of New York Cityuthemed books. Includes a gallery of images that brings Diedrich Knickerbocker, his myth, time, and place to life Knickerbocker engagingly traces the creation, evolution, and prevalence of Irving's imaginary historian in New York literature and history, art and advertising, from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Who would imagine this satiric character, at once a snob and a champion of the people, would endure for two hundred years? In Elizabeth L. Bradley's words, Whether you call it 'blood,' style, attitude, or moxie, the little Dutchman could deliver. And, from this engaging work, it is clear that he does. Bradley's stunning volume offers a surprising and delightful glimpse behind the scenes of New York history, and invites readers into the world of Knickerbocker, the antihero who surprised everyone by becoming the standard-bearer for the city's exceptional sense of self, or what we now call a New York.
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18.850000 USD

Knickerbocker: The Myth behind New York

by Elizabeth L. Bradley
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In 1750 the Appalachian Mountains, passable only by foot or horseback, were both a border and formidable barrier between the English on the east and the French in the west. In 1751 a private Virginia company saw an opportunity in Ohio and pioneered a road from Maryland to Ohio; they ...
Breaking the Appalachian Barrier: Maryland as the Gateway to Ohio and the West, 1750-1850
In 1750 the Appalachian Mountains, passable only by foot or horseback, were both a border and formidable barrier between the English on the east and the French in the west. In 1751 a private Virginia company saw an opportunity in Ohio and pioneered a road from Maryland to Ohio; they were ready to challenge the French and Native Americans for the Ohio country. Several wars over the next few decades stalled the road, which didn't start in earnest until after Ohio became a state in 1803. Breaking the mountain barrier now seemed critical to ensure the new nation would remain united, not divided, by the mountains. The stone-paved Cumberland Road from Cumberland, Maryland to Wheeling, Virginia was complete by 1818 and saw its heyday over the next thirty years, plied by Conestoga wagons and stagecoaches. Technology was changing rapidly; the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the first general purpose railroad in the world, started in Baltimore in the 1820s and reached Wheeling by 1852. The Appalachian barrier had been broken by both road and rail, ensuring the east and west of the new nation would remain united. Hundreds of people labored over a century to open the west to settlement.
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52.450000 USD

Breaking the Appalachian Barrier: Maryland as the Gateway to Ohio and the West, 1750-1850

by John Hrastar
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City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to ...
City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature
City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to trees via the MillionTreesNYC campaign. Lindsay K. Campbell uses PlaNYC to consider how and why nature is constructed in New York City. Campbell regards sustainability planning as a process that unfolds through the strategic interplay of actors, the deployment of different narrative frames, and the mobilizing and manipulation of the physical environment, which affects nonhuman animals and plants as well as the city's residents. Campbell zeroes in on a core omission in PlaNYC's original conception and funding: Despite NYC having a long tradition of community gardening, particularly since the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, the plan contained no mention of community gardens or urban farms. Campbell charts the change of course that resulted from burgeoning public interest in urban agriculture and local food systems. She shows how civic groups and elected officials crafted a series of visions and plans for local food systems that informed the 2011 update to PlaNYC. City of Forests, City of Farms is a valuable tool that allows us to understand and disentangle the political decisions, popular narratives, and physical practices that shape city greening in New York City and elsewhere.
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63.000000 USD

City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

by Lindsay K. Campbell
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A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
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31.450000 USD

A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War

by Vicki Weiss, Keith Swaney, Aaron Noble
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Rebels on the Niagara: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866
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26.200000 USD

Rebels on the Niagara: The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866

by Lawrence E Cline
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Front Stoops in the Fifties recounts the stories of some of Baltimore's most famous personalities as they grew up during the decade of conformity. Such familiar names as Jerry Leiber, Nancy Pelosi, Thurgood Marshall, and Barry Levinson figure prominently in Michael Olesker's gripping account, which draws on personal interviews and ...
Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age
Front Stoops in the Fifties recounts the stories of some of Baltimore's most famous personalities as they grew up during the decade of conformity. Such familiar names as Jerry Leiber, Nancy Pelosi, Thurgood Marshall, and Barry Levinson figure prominently in Michael Olesker's gripping account, which draws on personal interviews and journalistic digging. Olesker marks the end of the fifties with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It's as if millions will suddenly decide to act out their anxieties and their rage, as if Kennedy's murder exposed some hypocrisy at the heart of the American dream, he writes. Focusing on the period leading up to this turning point in U.S. history, Olesker looks to the individuals living through the changes that were just beginning to surface and would later come to prominence in the sixties. The fifties are often remembered with longing as a more innocent time. But it was also a suffocating time for many. Alongside innocence was ignorance. Olesker tells the story of Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi, daughter of the mayor, who grew up in a political home and eventually became the first woman Speaker of the House. Thurgood Marshall, schooled in a racially segregated classroom, went on to argue Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka before the U.S. Supreme Court and rewrite race-relations law. Even the music changed. Olesker's doo-wop portrait of Baltimore is nostalgic, but it has a hard edge.
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20.950000 USD

Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age

by Michael Olesker
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In the late 1980s, a handful of artists priced out of Manhattan and desperately needing affordable studio space discovered 111 1st Street, a former P. Lorillard Tobacco Company warehouse. Over the next two decades, an eclectic collection of painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, and writers dreamt and toiled within the ...
Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street
In the late 1980s, a handful of artists priced out of Manhattan and desperately needing affordable studio space discovered 111 1st Street, a former P. Lorillard Tobacco Company warehouse. Over the next two decades, an eclectic collection of painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, and writers dreamt and toiled within the building's labyrinthine halls. The local arts scene flourished, igniting hope that Jersey City would emerge as the next grassroots center of the art world. However, a rising real estate market coupled with a provincial political establishment threatened the community at 111 1st Street. The artists found themselves entangled in a long, complicated, and vicious fight for their place in the building and for the physical survival of 111 1st Street itself, a site that held so much potential, so much promise for Jersey City. Left Bank of the Hudson offers a window into the demographic, political, and socio-economic changes experienced by Jersey City during the last thirty years. Documenting the narrative of 111 1st Street as an act of cultural preservation, author David J. Goodwin's well-researched and significant contribution addresses the question of the role of artists in economically improving cities. As a Jersey City resident, Goodwin applies his knowledge of the city's rich history of political malfeasance and corruption, including how auspicious plans for a waterfront arts enclave were repeatedly bungled by a provincial-minded city administration. In writing this story, Goodwin interviewed thirteen artists and residents, two businesses, three government officials, and five non-profits, civic organizations, and community activists. The book chronologically explores the history and business of the P. Lorillard Tobacco Company, its evolution into a bustling arts community, the battle to preserve the warehouse as a historic structure, and the lessons to be drawn from the loss and ultimate demolition of the building in 2007, as well as the present state of the neighborhood. Setting the facts straight for future generations, Left Bank of the Hudson provides an illustrative lesson to government officials, scholars, students, activists, and everyday citizens attempting to navigate the rediscovery of American cities.
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94.500000 USD

Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street

by David J. Goodwin
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In the late 1980s, a handful of artists priced out of Manhattan and desperately needing affordable studio space discovered 111 1st Street, a former P. Lorillard Tobacco Company warehouse. Over the next two decades, an eclectic collection of painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, and writers dreamt and toiled within the ...
Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street
In the late 1980s, a handful of artists priced out of Manhattan and desperately needing affordable studio space discovered 111 1st Street, a former P. Lorillard Tobacco Company warehouse. Over the next two decades, an eclectic collection of painters, sculptors, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, and writers dreamt and toiled within the building's labyrinthine halls. The local arts scene flourished, igniting hope that Jersey City would emerge as the next grassroots center of the art world. However, a rising real estate market coupled with a provincial political establishment threatened the community at 111 1st Street. The artists found themselves entangled in a long, complicated, and vicious fight for their place in the building and for the physical survival of 111 1st Street itself, a site that held so much potential, so much promise for Jersey City. Left Bank of the Hudson offers a window into the demographic, political, and socio-economic changes experienced by Jersey City during the last thirty years. Documenting the narrative of 111 1st Street as an act of cultural preservation, author David J. Goodwin's well-researched and significant contribution addresses the question of the role of artists in economically improving cities. As a Jersey City resident, Goodwin applies his knowledge of the city's rich history of political malfeasance and corruption, including how auspicious plans for a waterfront arts enclave were repeatedly bungled by a provincial-minded city administration. In writing this story, Goodwin interviewed thirteen artists and residents, two businesses, three government officials, and five non-profits, civic organizations, and community activists. The book chronologically explores the history and business of the P. Lorillard Tobacco Company, its evolution into a bustling arts community, the battle to preserve the warehouse as a historic structure, and the lessons to be drawn from the loss and ultimate demolition of the building in 2007, as well as the present state of the neighborhood. Setting the facts straight for future generations, Left Bank of the Hudson provides an illustrative lesson to government officials, scholars, students, activists, and everyday citizens attempting to navigate the rediscovery of American cities.
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26.200000 USD

Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street

by David J. Goodwin
Paperback
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Here is New York as you've never seen it before; the New York behind the New York that you think you know so well. With drawings and comics in her signature style, Julia Wertz regales us with dozens of street scenes that show exactly what the city looked like then ...
Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City
Here is New York as you've never seen it before; the New York behind the New York that you think you know so well. With drawings and comics in her signature style, Julia Wertz regales us with dozens of street scenes that show exactly what the city looked like then versus now ; cartoons that detail the quirky, quintessentially New York histories that took place there, and several series of detail drawings including the clocks, mailboxes, lampposts and other ephemera that have evolved over the years. Tenements, Towers & Trash takes on a wild ride in a time-machine taxi, from the streets of the present-day Big Apple lined with big Apple stores and CVS's to the Days of Yore, when Mayor La Guardia declared pinball machines illegal and Greenpoint was the city's premier destination for vaudeville and film. Not just for die-hard New Yorkers, this hilarious, charming book will appeal to any history lover or comics fan, as well as Julia's fans who are eager for more of her work.
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31.490000 USD

Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City

by Julia Wertz
Hardback
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Published in 1998 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History, GOTHAM: A History of New York to 1898 established itself as the peerless account of America's greatest city, from its beginnings as a settlement of Indian Tribes around the island of Manna-hata to the consolidation of the five boroughs. It ...
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Published in 1998 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History, GOTHAM: A History of New York to 1898 established itself as the peerless account of America's greatest city, from its beginnings as a settlement of Indian Tribes around the island of Manna-hata to the consolidation of the five boroughs. It told a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicled, revealing the degree to which the history of New York reflected and guided the story of our nation. In Greater Gotham Mike Wallace, co-author of GOTHAM, picks up the story of New York at the critical juncture of 1898 and carries it forward during the period when it became not just the country's greatest urban center but a megapolis on an international scale, and with global reach. Between consolidation and the end of World War One, New York was transformed and transforming, mirroring the juggernauting dynamism of the country at large-and largely fueling it. The names of two its streets encapsulate the degree of the city's preeminence: Wall Street and Broadway. Greater Gotham reveals the workings of the city's consolidation; the emerging hegemony of its financial markets, which effectively reconstructed U.S. capitalism; the influx of migrants from other continents and from the American South; the development of its massive infrastructure-subways and waterways and electrical grid; and New York's growing dominance over the arts, media, and entertainment. It captures and illuminates the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom, to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, to the labor upheavals and repressions during and after the World War One. By 1920, New York was the second-largest city in the world and arguably its new capital. Long awaited and eagerly anticipated, Greater Gotham is the product of years of research and writing. Utterly immersive, endlessly enlightening, and worthy of the subject that has inspired it, this volume matches in breadth, scope, and page-turning appeal its predecessor, and takes it further.
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59.72 USD

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

by Mike Wallace
Hardback
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