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

by Deborah Blum

***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014***

Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious,...


Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City

by Michelle Nevius & James Nevius

How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it...


George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

"As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn't get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic...


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...


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...


Sisters of Fortune: America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad

by Jehanne Wake

Perfect for fans of the Emmy Award–winning series Downton Abbey, whose creator, Julian Fellowes, raved that Sisters of Fortune is “absolutely fascinating”—a real-life Jane Austen story, that follows...


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

This is the story of the monumental struggle between New York and the natural world. From Henry Hudson’s discovery of Mannahatta to Hurricane Sandy, Gotham Unbound is Ted Steinberg’s sweeping ecological...


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...


Greetings from New York City

by Editors of Thunder Bay Press

When it's time to go back to the daily grind, it's easy to miss the fun and excitement of vacation — especially if you've just spent time in a city like New York. Home to remarkable landmarks like the Empire...


The WPA Guide to Maryland: The Old Line State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


The WPA Guide to Delaware: The First State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


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...


S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

by Ruben Castaneda

During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job...


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...


The WPA Guide to New York: The Empire State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

by Donald L. Miller

While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates....


The WPA Guide to New Jersey: The Garden State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York

by C. Alexander Hortis & James B. Jacobs

Forget what you think you know about the Mafia.  After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime.

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the...