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New York/Brooklyn
Books related to New York, but especially Brooklyn!


  
Brooklyn Kings - New York City's Black Bikers
by Martin Dixon
Coffee Table Book
Retail Price: $9.99 
As an avid biker for over nine years, photographer Martin Dixon gained unprecedented access to the predominantly African-American motorcycle clubs in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Comprising a huge subculture of urban road warriors totally unknown to most New Yorkers  [ more ]

  
There Goes the 'Hood
Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up
by Lance Freeman
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
In this revealing book, Lance Freeman sets out to answer a seemingly simple question: how does gentrification actually affect residents of neighborhoods in transition? To find out, Freeman does what no scholar before him has done. He interviews the indigenous  [ more ]

  
Brooklyn!
The Ultimate Guide to New York's Most Happening Borough, 3 Ed.
by Ellen Freudenheim
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
With nearly 2.5 million residents, kaleidoscope of cultures, and gutsy attitude, Brooklyn has become a place for families, hipsters, artists, and entrepreneurs---plus emigres from abroad, the Midwest, and even Manhattan. In this, the most comprehensive guide to Brooklyn---with more than  [ more ]

  
Fallout
The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse
by Juan Gonzalez
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
On the strength of reassurances from Christie Todd Whitman and ex-Mayor Giuliani that it was safe to do so, thousands of Lower-Manhattan residents moved back to their apartments within weeks of September 11, kids returned to local schools, office staff  [ more ]

  
John Lennon - The New York Years
by Bob Gruen
Coffee Table Book
Retail Price: $9.99 
A musical genius, an innovator, a peace activist -- John Lennon was all these and more, and he continues to be revered a quarter century after his shocking murder in New York elevated him to mythic stature. Published to mark  [ more ]

  
A Drinking Life: A Memoir
by Pete Hamill
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Brooklyn, 1947. The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit working-class neighborhood, an eleven-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin has just made friends with a lonely rabbi from Prague.  [ more ]

  
Downtown: My Manhattan
by Pete Hamill
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
In Downtown, Hamill leads us on an unforgettable journey through the city he loves, from the island?s southern tip to Forty-second Street, combining a moving memoir of his days and nights in New York with a passionate history of its  [ more ]

  
Forever - A Novel
by Pete Hamill
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
This widely praised bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains...forever. Through the eyes of young Cormac O'Connor?granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan?we  [ more ]

  
New York City for Families
by Larry Lain
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
New York City is simply the most dynamic and cosmopolitan city on Earth. To visit New York is to travel the world, experiencing the authentic cultures and cuisines of every nation. What easier way to show your children the  [ more ]

  
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
In St. Vincent's Home for Boys, Brooklyn, early 1970s, Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. The Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome which gives him an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface within reach, rearrange objects, and obsess  [ more ]


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