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The Empire State
A History of New York
New York now has a new, comprehensive history book that chronicles the state through centuries of change. A richly illustrated volume, The Empire State begins in the early seventeenth century (when the region was still populated solely by Native...



The Empire State Building
The Making of a Landmark
John Tauranac
A landmark book on one of the world’s most notable landmarks.



The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden
Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York
John M. Dixon
The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden traces the life and ideas of this fascinating and controversial "gentleman-scholar." John M. Dixon's lively and accessible account explores the overlapping ideological, social, and political worlds of this earliest of New York intellectuals.



A Factious People
Politics and Society in Colonial New York
Patricia U. Bonomi
First published in 1971 and long out of print, this classic account of Colonial-era New York chronicles how the state was buffeted by political and sectional rivalries and by conflict arising from a wide diversity of ethnic and religious identities.



Fighting Westway
Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City
William W. Buzbee
This informative narrative of environmental, political, and legal conflict describes what really happened during the battles over the Westway highway project, providing a new understanding of how modern legal frameworks shape high stakes regulatory wars.



The Finger Lakes Region
Its Origin and Nature
O. D. von Engeln
Natives of the Finger Lakes, newcomers, and tourists alike will finish this book with a greater appreciation of this geologically fascinating area and with renewed curiosity about the formative years of our planet.



Fire and Ice
Treasures from the Photographic Collection of Frederic Church at Olana
Thomas Fels
Frederic Church (1826–1900), who gained international renown for paintings such as Niagara (1857), Heart of the Andes (1859), Twilight in the Wilderness (1860), and The Icebergs (1861), was inspired by his extensive travel and study. His work was also...



Forever Faithful
Celebrating the Greatest Moments of Cornell Hockey
Jim Roberts
Forever Faithful celebrates the history of Cornell hockey, focusing on twenty-four memorable games played by the men’s and women’s teams since the opening of Lynah Rink in 1957. The foreword was written by Ken Dryden (Cornell ’69), who led the Big...



From Farm to Canal Street
Chinatown's Alternative Food Network in the Global Marketplace
Valerie Imbruce
In From Farm to Canal Street, Valerie Imbruce tells the story of how Chinatown's food network operates amid—and against the grain of—the global trend to consolidate food production and distribution. Manhattan's Chinatown demonstrates how a local market can influence agricultural practices, food distribution, and consumer decisions.



From Newgate to Dannemora
The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796–1848
David Lewis
A significant chapter in the history of American social reform is traced in this skillful account of the rise of the New York penitentiary system at a time when the United States was garnering international acclaim for its penal methods. Beginning...



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