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The people in the house were similarly colorful, and anything could be expected. Since the elementary school was founded, in , multi-cultural access to the Campus Schools has been an issue. Karen McCarthy. Growing up in a tough Bronx neighborhood during the s and s, James McSherry dreams of becoming a writer. We can discuss replacement or refund options, and will have the courier driver collect the damaged item and return it to us.
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Word Wise: Enabled. Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled. Page Flip: Enabled. Language: English. Would you like to report this content as inappropriate? Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Now, to coincide with the boulevard's centennial, a New York Times editor brings to life the street in all its raucous glory. A history of the Niagara Falls and the ways it reflects American perspectives on nature traces the various ways its power has been manipulated and tapped for various purposes, recounting quirky and lesser-known events to evaluate the ways in which Falls-related experiments have revealed a cultural drive for control.
This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance.
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Eschewing sappiness in favor of sparse but vivid prose, McSherry documents his first few decades with four siblings, very little money, and two parents whose. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. James McSherry is a graduate of Columbia University's A Clean Street's a Happy Street: A Bronx Memoir Kindle Edition.
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When Anna leaves her second husband for an older married man, she sets off a chain of events that shatters the close-knit community of refugees as each of them struggles to reconcile the horrific past with the difficult present. This epic novel explores both the nature of faith and the nature of love in the afternath of the Holocaust.
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This marvelous anecdotal history vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age. Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf Astor vied for primacy in New York society, producing the grandest hotels ever seen in a marriage of ostentation and efficiency that transformed American social behavior.
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From the purchase of Manhattan for just under twenty-four dollars to the falling of Niagara Falls readers will learn about the colorful, sometimes wacky, history of New York. The Brooklyn-born lifelong New York City journalist brings modern-day New York to life by illuminating its kaleidoscopic past. Peel back the facade of old buildings and new fashions, and you find the mercantile heart of New York City. Seductive, and never dull. With a Suggested Reading section. Essayist Phillip Lopate's vivid and personal exploration of New York City's neglected shoreline - east side, west side, from the Little Red Lighthouse to Battery Park City - the Manhattan waterfront offers both historical riches and present-day wonders.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, a postwar interracial democracy required the tearing down and rebuilding of many basic tenets of American government. Yet even as northern politicians placed limits on the possibilities of true Reconstruction at every turn, new languages and practices for public life were developing that left an indelible mark on progressive national politics. Quigley's signal accomplishment is in showing the innovative work of New York's black activists, Tammany Democrats, bouregeois reformers, suffragettes, liberal publicists, and trade unionists resulted in a radical redefinition of reform in urban America.
Notes, Bibliography, Index. Far more than an addendum to familiar American history, this book provides a whole new picture - a thrown-open window onto the intra-European struggles for dominance in the New World. Relying heavily on Dutch records, the book produces a history of the extent to which the primordial colonial wilderness island was fought over by the Dutch and English as a prize to be had among the global powers. Here is Manhattan stripped of asphalt and the wolves' prints fresh on the page.
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Rockefeller, his ambitious son, Nelson Rockefeller, real estate genius John R. Todd, and visionary skyscraper architect Raymond Hood. A Pulitzer Prize Finalist. Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the popular handbook features thirty-three tours of public art, from the Cloisters and Harlem, to Central Park and the midtown museums, to the southern tip at Battery Park City, as well as the outer boroughs, including such sites as Snug Harbor, the Socrates Sculpture Park, Noguchi Museum, Wave Hill, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
The reporters o f the "F. With the advantages of its famous harbor and the opening of the Erie Canal in , New York became the chief commercial center for the growing nation. As the shipping industry prospered, capital accumulated, and a growing banking center emerged. New York went on to finance the Union cause during the Civil War, open the West to development, and consolidate the national railroad system.
Combining political and urban history with a colorful cast of characters, this intriguing study chronicles how Gotham's Gilded Age reshaped the metropolis and the nation as it molded our present-day economy. Notes, index.