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Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

by Nelson Johnson & Terence Winter

Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching...


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,...


Beekmantown, New York: Forest Frontier to Farm Community

by Philip L. White

This volume reports in detail how a particular portion of the American wilderness developed into a settled farming community. To fully comprehend the history of the American people in the early national period,...


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...


The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania

by Ron Franscell & Karen B. Valentine

Though Pennsylvania is known for  its bucolic landscapes and the City of Brotherly love, the Keystone State has a darker side, including an extensive history of crimes and misdemeanors.  The Crime Buff's Guide...


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...


The Legacy of Fort William Henry: Resurrecting the Past

by David R. Starbuck

A new set of stories about the fabled Fort William Henry, based on forensics and archeological finds


Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York

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...


My Old Neighborhood Remembered: A Memoir

by Avery Corman

This is an important urban history of neighborhood life that has vanished from the culture. From the author of best-selling fiction Kramer vs. Kramer and The Old Neighborhood, this memoir has already received...


Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.

by Harry S. Jaffe & Tom Sherwood

With a new afterword covering the two decades since its first publication, two of Washington, D.C.’s most respected journalists expose one of America’s most tragic ironies: how the nation’s capital, often...


Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers

by James Nevius & Michelle Nevius

NYC tour guides and authors James and Michelle Nevius explore the lives of 20 iconic New Yorkers—from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to  Alexander Hamilton, park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert...


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...


The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

by Deborah Blum

Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" (The New York Observer...


Fifty Years After Kitty Genovese: Inside the Case that Rocked Our Faith in Each Other

by Albert A. Seedman & Peter Hellman

Five decades later, we're still asking ourselves: "If I had been there, would Kitty have lived?"

Fifty years after she was viciously attacked in full view of several neighbors and within earshot of still more,...


House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address

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 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...


Snow Hill: In the Shadows of the Ephrata Cloister

by Denise Seachrist

A fascinating exploration of a now-lost communal society During the first half of the eighteenth century, Pennsylvania became home to a variety of German-speaking sectarians who rebelled against the oppression...


Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America

by Joseph Tirella

Motivated by potentially turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses—New York's "Master Builder"—brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964...


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...