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Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire

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 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

by Charlie Gentile

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

“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...


Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia's Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970

by Stanley Keith Arnold

Inspired by Quakerism, Progressivism, the Social Gospel movement, and the theories of scholars such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas, and Ruth Benedict, a determined group of Philadelphia...


Gotham Unbound

by Ted Steinberg

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

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

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

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

“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

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


The King's Best Highway

by Eric Jaffe

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

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

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


The Hidden White House

by Robert Klara

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

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,...


Ghosts of 42nd Street

by Anthony Bianco

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

"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

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

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, John Johnson, Jr. & Dick Cami

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...