Description : This is a collection of photographs of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome. It immortalizes the transformation of Soho, Little Italy, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. These photos tell an authentic story of New York City: real New Yorkers living and working in their own neighborhoods. In Herman's bold use of light and composition, he effectively transforms everyday subject matter into vibrant, emotion-filled images. It also tells another story: that of Herman's battle with bipolar disorder. A physical representation of the empathy Herman had for his subjects while struggling with his own sense of outsider-ness is what makes this of interest to all who know and love New York City.
Description : Past the hustle and bustle of midtown, sheltered from the squawks of taxis and tourists, lies a quiet little block near Central Park kept humble by rent control. Cathleen Schine's brilliantly funny novel shows us how living on a street like this in New York with a dog is like living in a tiny village, one that has a rhythm all its own. Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everett's bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his post-divorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Polly's puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, who isn't looking so much for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUV's large tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own. In The New Yorkers, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and sometimes, to fall in love.
Description : An education in a portmanteau: George Steiner at The New Yorker collects his best work from his more than 150 pieces for the magazine. Between 1967 and 1997, George Steiner wrote more than 130 pieces on a great range of topics for The New Yorker, making new books, difficult ideas, and unfamiliar subjects seem compelling not only to intellectuals but to “the common reader.” He possesses a famously dazzling mind: paganism, the Dutch Renaissance, children’s games, war-time Britain, Hitler’s bunker, and chivalry attract his interest as much as Levi-Strauss, Cellini, Bernhard, Chardin, Mandelstam, Kafka, Cardinal Newman, Verdi, Gogol, Borges, Brecht, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, and art historian/spy Anthony Blunt. Steiner makes an ideal guide from the Risorgimento in Italy to the literature of the Gulag, from the history of chess to the enduring importance of George Orwell. Again and again everything Steiner looks at in his New Yorker essays is made to bristle with some genuine prospect of turning out to be freshly thrilling or surprising.
Description : New York is a fascinating city, packed with iconic sights and an endless array of attractions, from great art to top restaurants and top-rate theatre to unrivalled shopping. Be inspired to visit by the new Insight Guide Experience New York, a beautifully-packaged full-colour guide to one of the world's most exciting cities. Inside Insight Guide Experience New York: A brand-new series covering all the very best experiences on offer. Stunning, colourful photography brings this beautiful city and its people to life. Local expert authors guide you to authentic New York experiences and fresh discoveries. A dip-in "In the mood for..." section suggests the best places to go for fine dining, retail therapy, romance and family fun, amongst others. The neighbourhoods sections contain our selection what to see and do from an insider's perspective, from browsing designer boutiques on the Upper East Side to exploring historic Harlem. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and our Essentials A-Z section give you all the practical information you need for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Description : Give the gift of baseball this holiday season with this eBook bundle. The Yankees fan eBook set includes Babe Ruth's Called Shot, the Yankees Fan Little Book of Wisdom, and Red Sox vs. Yankees. Each book explores the history and sport of the team, its rivals, and its most famous athletes. This set is the perfect gift for any and all Yankees fans!
Description : America's Civil War provides a detailed overview of the cultural and ideological landscape of post-colonial America that set the stage for war, and vividly describes the course of the conflict that took more American lives than any war in history and altered the course of the nation. Emphasis is placed on the fierce cultural and economic rivalry between the industrial North and the agricultural South and the pivotal rift concerning slavery that led to this irrepressible and bloody fight. The lives of common soldiers, the weapons and methods of warfare, the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, and the role of other significant political and military leaders are among the topics discussed as well as the abolitionist movement, the underground railroad, and dramatic figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Maps, tests, answer key, and extensive bibliography are included.
Description : Offers a critical and cultural history of "The New Yorker" from its founding in 1919 through 1987, discussing the evolution of the magazine's content over the years and its role in American cultural life
Description : A comprehensive and fascinating account of the graceful Algonquin civilization that once flourished in the area that is now New York.