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New York City, History and Culture

The African Burial Ground The African Burial Ground in New York City
Memory, Spirituality, and Space

Andrea E. Frohne
Cloth $75.00L    |    978-0-8156-3401-0    |    2015

Paper $49.95s    |    978-0-8156-3430-0    |    2015
 

The American Marathon The American Marathon
Pamela Cooper
"Cooper has written the first book that digs below the surface of the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon to explore the entire history of marathoning in the United States."
Runner’s World
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0573-0    |    1999
 

Anything for a T-Shirt Anything for a T-Shirt
Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, the World’s Greatest Footrace

Ron Rubin
"The book traces Lebow’s humble origins in Eastern Europe through his development into an international leader in sports. It chronicles the growth of the marathon into an event that commands the world’s stage, and shows that this growth was largely due to Lebow’s creativity and vision."
New York Runner
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0806-3    |    2004
 

A Community of Many Worlds A Community of Many Worlds
Arab Americans in New York City

The Museum of the City of New York
"This collection does a fine job documenting and elucidating the diverse abundance of Arabic cultural manifestations that reflect historic precedents, and are contributing toward hybridized world views. . . . The pieces are often personal and include multiple reminiscences of growing up Arab-American, yet strike a clear and instructive balance with sound scholarship and intellectual inquiry."
Publishers Weekly
Cloth $29.95    |    0-8156-0739-3    |    2002
 

Dreaming of Columbus Dreaming of Columbus
A Boyhood in the Bronx

Michael Pearson
"Pearson’s stories . . . have about them not only the cherished patina of memory but also the wry recollection that the things we remember aren’t always the way things were. . . . His language is sure and supple."
Booklist
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0561-7    |    1999
 

 

Governors Island Governors Island
The Jewel of New York Harbor

Ann L. Buttenwieser
"Governors Island has borne witness to the grand parade of American history, from the revolution to the Cold War. Ann Buttenwieser’s book showcases the fascinating parade of characters that built the island and called it home."
—Robert Pirani, Executive Director, Governors Island Alliance
Cloth $60.00    |    978-0-8156-0936-0    |    2009
 

  Manhattan Water-Bound: Manhattan’s Waterfront from the Seventeenth Century to the Present, Second Edition
Ann L. Buttenwieser, Robert A. M. Stern

Paper $19.95s    |    0-8156-2801-3    |    1999
 

New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity, 1950-1970
Eli Lederhendler
Winner of the 2001 Koret Jewish Book Award for History and the 2002 Tuttleman Foundation Book Award of Gratz College
"Lederhendler deftly captures Jewish ‘ethnic cosmopolitanism’ during the 1920s and 1930s as he parses the writings of secular Yiddish writers and New York Jewish intellectuals in the interwar period. He shows how the new writings of public intellectuals and Jewish theologians in the 1950s and 1960s reflected multiple fears for society and the individual, and how they presaged emergent group consciousness that exploded on the scene with black riots and black/Jewish tensions during the 1960s."
Choice
Cloth $29.95    |    0-8156-0711-3    |    2001
 

New York Jews and the Great Depression New York Jews and the Great Depression
Uncertain Promise

Beth S. Wenger
"A model for how to write social history that highlights the intersection of ethnicity, class, and gender. The analysis is smart, the prose lively, and the physical product strikingly elegant. Each chapter is a gem."
American Jewish History
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0617-6    |    1999
 

New York Poems New York Poems
D. H. Melhem
New York Poems is dedicated to "The City of New York: embattled, gallant, enduring" by celebrated poet D. H. Melhem, who calls the Upper West Side her "muse." Melhem’s sharp eye looks at neighborhood struggles with blight and urban renewal (chastised as "Negro Removal"). She examines her city from the World Trade Center disaster to the present to the city’s future.
Paper $16.95    |    0-8156-0813-6    |    2005
 

 

North Star Country North Star Country
Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom

Milton C. Sernett
"Drawing on evangelical religious commitment, the movement for the immediate abolition of slavery found some of its strongest backing here. Harriet Tubman, Gerrit Smith, Beriah Green, Henry B. Stanton and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Theodore D. Weld, Samuel J. May, William H. Seward, and most of all Frederick Douglass made their homes here. . . . The author’s research is admirably wide-ranging. . . . He has produced a readable narrative of the course of abolition in one of its strongholds. General and academic collections, all levels."
Choice
Cloth $49.95L    |    0-8156-2914-1    |    2001

Paper $19.95s    |    0-8156-2915-X    |    2001
 

NYC: Life Going On NYC: Life Going On
A Collection of Photographs Documenting NYC on 9/11/02

Produced by the Eddie Adams Workshop
Photography by the Eddie Adams Workshop Students
"Here, in brief, is life going on. Here is a generation of New Yorkers cutting still another template, one that’s about resistance to doom and about getting on with it, in spite of everything. . . . They’re too busy for terror. . . . Too busy living. Welcome to New York."
—Pete Hamill, author of Forever: A Novel
Paper $24.95    |    0-8156-8138-0    |    2003
 

Our Crowd The Great Jewish Families of New York Our Crowd
The Great Jewish Families of New York

Stephen Birmingham
"A fascinating and absorbing chapter of New York social and financial history."
— Louis Auchincloss
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0411-4    |    1996
 

Red Heifer The Red Heifer
A Novel

Leo Haber
"Move over Henry Roth. With Leo Haber’s poignant, page-turning new novel, The Red Heifer, we may very well have the Call It Sleep of the 21st century. . . . Mr. Haber’s storyline is enriched by scenes that echo or recast memorable biblical episodes; the knowing reader marvels at the author's sleight of hand. . . . [The book] is an entire miniature civilization limned with compassion, perception, and wit."
The Forward

"An exciting story. . . . The novel is a literary rarity: both readable and a memorable work of art."
The Jewish Standard
Cloth $24.95    |    0-8156-0692-3    |    2001


Paper $9.95    |    0-8156-0836-5    |    2005


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