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Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Supplying water to millions is not simply an engineering and logistical challenge. As David Soll shows in his finely observed history of the nation’s largest municipal water system, the task of providing water to New Yorkers transformed the natural and built environment of the city, its suburbs, and distant rural watersheds. Almost as soon as...



A Stripe of Tammany's Tiger
Louis Eisenstein, Elliot Rosenberg
This fascinating book chronicles the evolution—or rather devolution—of New York City politics through through the first seven decades of the twentieth century.



In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt
Quotations from the Man in the Arena
Theodore Roosevelt
Distilled from Roosevelt's voluminous writings and speeches, In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt is a discerning collection of quotations by this American icon who continues to inspire and captivate an extraordinary array of twenty-first-century Americans.



Castorland
French Refugees in the Western Adirondacks, 1793–1814
Edith Pilcher



Queen of Vaudeville
The Story of Eva Tanguay
Andrew L. Erdman
Queen of Vaudeville is the first-ever biography of Eva Tanguay, the most famous star of the American vaudeville theater and perhaps the most popular live entertainer in the United States from about 1910 to 1920.



Putting the Barn Before the House
Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York
Grey Osterud
Putting the Barn Before the House features the voices and viewpoints of women born before World War I who lived on family farms in south-central New York. Grey Osterud explores the flexible and varied ways that families shared labor.



Sanctified Landscape
Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909
David Schuyler
In Sanctified Landscape, David Schuyler recounts the story of America's idealization of the Hudson Valley in art and literature during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



The Memory of All Ancient Customs
Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley
Tom Arne Midtrød
Tom Arne Midtrød examines the complex patterns of diplomatic, political, and social communication among the American Indian peoples of the Hudson Valley from the early seventeenth century through the American Revolutionary...



Barns of New York
Rural Architecture of the Empire State
Cynthia G. Falk
Barns of New York explores and celebrates the agricultural and architectural diversity of the Empire State, providing a unique compendium of the vernacular architecture of rural New York and an authoritative reference for historic preservation efforts.



Serling
The Rise and Twilight of TV's Last Angry Man
Gordon F. Sander
Gordon F. Sander's acclaimed biography of Rod Serling is at once a portrait of a prodigiously talented writer and a history of the first-quarter century of television.



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