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New York City: the Edge of Enigma
Rencoret, Francisco Javier
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New York Sawed in Half: an Urban Historical
Rose, Joel
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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women
Sawyer, Susan
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1 Brinkley, Douglas American Heritage History of the United States
067086966X / 9780670869664; To understand where we are and where we may be heading in the new millenium, we must reflect on how civilization got to it's current state of affairs. " - Douglas Brinkley. In this rich and inspiring book, the acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley takes us on the incredible journey of the United States - a nation formed from a vast countryside on whose fringes a few small colonies made a bold cast at freedom, then burgeoned into an expanding democracy, and ultimately flourished as a world power. From the first primitive maps outlining a New World to the faded daguerrotypes of young men in uniforms standing beside Confederate flags, to pictures of hopeful immigrants arriving at Ellis Island; to the stirring photographs of civil rights marchers, the terrible images of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing - the History of the United States offers a stunning album of people and events. This book contains over 500 beautiful images and deluxe custom maps. The jacket has a small tear at each top corner, and is bent a bit at the spine ends. Includes a selected bibliography and index. An over-sized, heavy book.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Viking Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs, Drawings, Letters; 
001447; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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2 Carlton, Joe Reflections on Hometown, USA Growing Up in a Small Town During the 30's and 40's
This volume, written in an engaging and humorous style, tells about the small town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois during the 1930s and 1940s. The town is approximately 20 miles west of Chicago and still thrives. Well-illustrated with black & white photos, some show "then" and "now." Life in the Service, Biographies of Some Residents (written by themselves) , Great Teems, The One That Got Away and more interesting chapters are included. The cover is white but sunned at the spine and into the front and back about 1". The corners are very slightly bent. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 9" - 11" tall; 245 pages
Majestic Mills Paper
Elk Grove Village, IL, 1989, Unknown
Softcover
Very Good


004375; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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3 Kowsky, Francis R. Country, Park & City: the Architecture and Life of Calvert Vaux
0195171136 / 9780195171136; After beginning his architectural career in England, Calvert Vaux came to America in 1850 at the invitation of architect Andrew Jackson Downing. In 1852, he moved to New York City and asked Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect, to join him in preparing a design for Central Park. During the next 38 years in New York, Vaux defended and refined his vision of Central Park and pursued a distinguished architectural practice. After the Civil War, he and Olmsted led the nascent American park movement with their designs for parks in many American cities. And as a pioneering advocate for apartment houses in American cities, Vaux designed buildings that mirrored the advance of urbanization in America, including early model-housing for the poor. His works also include many Gothic and Palladian-style dwellings, the original portions of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, and a stunning proposal for a vast iron and glass building to house the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Most notable, perhaps, are the many bridges and other structures that he designed for Central Park. This book is the first in-depth study of Vauxs' life and work. Includes notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated in black & white. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Oxford Univ Press
New York, 2003, Second Printing
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
002910; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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4 Rencoret, Francisco Javier New York City: the Edge of Enigma
1878271059 / 9781878271051; Over seventy full-color paintings, Francisco J. Rencoret studies the myths about the development of New York City: the moment of arrival, the isolation of the island, the domination of Manhattan over it's neighbors, the image of the skyscraper, the paradox of Central Park, and the conflicting faces of Times Sqare. According to Rencoret, "transformation in New York City is more than a symptom of modern times; it is the very means by which this City seeks to create an identify for itself. " His image of New York has transformed it into an idealized place of history and fantasy - a Hugh Ferriss city for the 1990s. Each of the paintings in New York City: The Edge of Enigma - which call to mind Rem Koolhas's illustrations for Delirious: New York - offers a solution to the current problems of the City in an attempt to regain its myths. An intorduction by Val K. Warke and a discussion of the impact of narrative on New York City accompany the paintings. The cover has minor scuffing along the vertical edges on the front.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Princeton Architectural Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1991, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Rencoret, Francisco Javier; 
001751; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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5 Rose, Joel New York Sawed in Half: an Urban Historical
1582340986 / 9781582340982; This is the true story of what may or may not have been the greatest hoax ever played on the citizens of Gotham. When Uncle John DeVoe and a man only known as Lozier sit down in the old Centre Market to discuss the impending doom threatening New York City, those around them can't help but eavesdrop. Overdeveloopment of its southern tip has put the island in jeopardy and unless something can be done to stop it, the city will sink into the harbor. DeVoe and Lozier claim to have been sent to avert disaster and tell the eager listeners of their plan to save their great city. What may have instigated their grand deception and why was it blindly embraced? 152 pages including a bibliography. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First U.S. Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001693; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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6 Sawyer, Susan More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women
1560449012 / 9781560449010; This volume presents the stories of twelve extraordinary women from Tennessee's past. Some are well-known, such as Elizabeth Gilmer, who transformed herself into columnist Dorothy Dix, and Sarah Polk, America's eleventh First Lady. Others may be less familiar, including Ida B. Wells Barnett, one of the first Black investigative journalists and the woman who founded a home for young unwed mothers in Chicago, and Emma Bell Mills, who recorded rural mountain life through words and paintings. The women featured in this book, all born before 1900, influenced society in ways that still affect us today. Susan Sawyer, the author, notes that these women are linked by "their determination to triumph over challenges, their remarkable fortitude to overcome adversity, and their courage to remain strong in difficult times. " Read about their exceptional lives in this collection of absorbing biographies. 140 pages, the bottom right corner is bent a bit. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Falcon Pr Pub Co
Helena, Montana, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001498; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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