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Tong Wars: The Untold Story Of Vice, Money, And Murder In New York's Chinatown
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A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium in a "wild ramble around Chinatown in its darkest days." (The New Yorker) Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not…
Murder, Inc.:The Mafia's Hit Men in New York City
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Beginning in the 1920s, an all-star team of goons, gunmen and garrotters transformed America's criminal landscape. Its membership was diverse; the mob recruited men from all ethnicities and religious backgrounds. Most were natives of the Big Apple, handpicked…
The Gangs Of New York: An Informal History Of The Underworld
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The basis of Martin Scorcese's acclaimed 2003 film, The Gangs of New York is a dramatic and entertaining glimpse at a city's dark past. Focusing on the saloon halls, gambling dens, and winding alleys of the Bowery and the notorious Five Points district, The Gangs…
The History of Cranmore Mountain

The History of Cranmore Mountain

by Tom Eastman

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|November 27, 2012

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In 1938, developer Harvey D. Gibson rented a rope tow from ski shop founder Carroll P. Reed and moved it to Cranmore Mountain. This was the humble beginnings of what would become a booming ski industry in North Conway, New Hampshire. Snow trains of the 1930s…
Wicked Victorian Boston

Wicked Victorian Boston

by Robert Wilhelm

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|July 31, 2017

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Victorian Boston was more than just stately brownstones and elite society that graced neighborhoods like Beacon Hill. As the population grew, the city developed a seedy underbelly just below its surface. Illegal saloons, prostitution and sports gambling…
Shop Pomeroy's First

Shop Pomeroy's First

by Michael J. Lisicky

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|October 14, 2014

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For over one hundred years, Pomeroy's was a beloved household name for the shoppers of central and eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1876, the store began under another name in Reading and soon expanded to Harrisburg, Pottsville and Wilkes-Barre. George Pomeroy…
The Historical Atlas of New York City, Third Edition: A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York…
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Now in its third edition, The Historical Atlas of New York City , takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, from the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; to John Jacob Astor's meteoric…
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

by Lucy Sante

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|November 24, 2003

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Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums;…
New York: An Illustrated History

New York: An Illustrated History

by Ric Burns

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|September 2, 2003

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The companion volume to the PBS television series, with more than 500 full-color and black-and-white illustrations This lavish and handsomely produced book captures all the beauty, complexity, and power of New York -- the city that seems the very embodiment of…
Women of Granite: The Hidden Lives of New Hampshire Women as Seen in the Cemetery, 1674-1992
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