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New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009
Teresa Carpenter, ed.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679643326.  Daedalus Item Code: 38424
 
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and former editor at the Village Voice, Teresa Carpenter is also a lifelong diary enthusiast. Perhaps it was kismet, then, that she should dream up this ... (Read More)
 
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New York Immigrant Experience: A Guided Tour Through History
Randi Minetor. Nic Minetor, photos.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762757435.  Daedalus Item Code: 34922
 
This illustrated history of immigration in America's most international city—ranging from colonial times to the mid-19th-century Irish Potato Famine, and from Ellis Island to the present day—provides ... (Read More)
 
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The Nine Lives of Otto Katz: The Remarkable Story of a Communist Super-Spy
Jonathan Miles.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553820188.  Daedalus Item Code: 30433
 
Charming, suave, and utterly ruthless, Otto Katz may well have been the perfect spy in the golden years of international intrigue. From Hitler's rise to power, through World War II, and into the Cold ... (Read More)
 
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No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life
Larry Colton.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780609610435.  Daedalus Item Code: 38093
 
After their submarine is hit by an aerial torpedo on April 23, 1943, the crew of the USS Grenadier bring their vessel to the surface—only to be captured by the Japanese. This history focuses ... (Read More)
 
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Now the Hell Will Start: One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II
Brendan I. Koerner.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143115335.  Daedalus Item Code: 36293
 
Herman Perry, traumatized by the hardships of the Indo-Burmese jungle in World War II and also by the blatant racism of his white commanding officers, found solace in opium and marijuana. On one ... (Read More)
 
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Nueva York 1613–1945
Edward J. Sullivan, ed.
Publisher: New York Historical Society.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781857596397.  Daedalus Item Code: 30850
 
The population of New York City is now nearly one-third Hispanic, marking a demographic transformation that will have a huge impact on the city's culture, daily life, and its future, notes art ... (Read More)
 
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Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning
Kathleen Burk.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871139719.  Daedalus Item Code: 13919
 
America's close bond with Great Britain seems inevitable, given our shared language and heritage. But as Berkeley- and Oxford-educated historian Kathleen Burk shows in this groundbreaking history, ... (Read More)
 
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On an Irish Island
Robert Kanigel.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269591.  Daedalus Item Code: 41010
 
The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist The Man Who Knew Infinity, Robert Kanigel offers this love letter to a vanished way of ... (Read More)
 
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On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World
James Srodes.
Publisher: Couterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582437163.  Daedalus Item Code: 41217
 
The biographer of John Z. DeLorean, Allen Dulles, and Benjamin Franklin, James Srodes here gives us a fascinating group portrait of a dozen Washington intellectuals—twelve young men and women who, on ... (Read More)
 
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Once Upon a Secret: My Hidden Affair with JFK
Mimi Alford.
Publisher: Hutchinson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780091931759.  Daedalus Item Code: 34387
 
In the summer of 1962, 19-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. Within days she was introduced to President Kennedy himself, and ... (Read More)
 
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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
Frederick Lewis Allen.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060956653.  Daedalus Item Code: 49029
 
Prohibition, Al Capone, the scandals of the Harding administration, jazz singers, seismic shifts in manners and morals, all capped off by Black Tuesday—these are just a few facets of the tumultuous ... (Read More)
 
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Open Letters: Selected Prose 1965–1990
Vaclav Havel. Paul Wilson, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571165216.  Daedalus Item Code: 32680
 
Spanning Václav Havel's career as a controversial playwright, political prisoner, and president of Czechoslovakia, this anthology of his nonfiction comprises a de facto autobiography. Included here ... (Read More)
 
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