Fifty Years in Sing Sing
A Personal Account, 1879–1929 Alfred Conyes - Author Penelope Kay Jarrett - Editor Ted Conover - Foreword by
Circle of Vines
The Story of New York Wine Richard Figiel - Author
Two Inventive Lives from the American Industrial Revolution Anthony J. Connors - Author
Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England. Ingenious Machinists recounts the early development of industrialization in New England and New York through the lives of two prominent innovators whose work advanced the transformation to factory work and corporations, the rise of the middle class, and other momentous changes in nineteenth-c...(Read More)
How to Escape
Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism Crispin Sartwell - Author
The Last Amateur
The Life of William J. Stillman Stephen L. Dyson - Author
The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.
This fascinating biography tells the story of William J. Stillman (1828–1901), a nineteenth-century polymath. Born and raised in Schenectady, New York, Stillman attended Union College and began his career as a Hudson River School painter after an apprenticeship with Frederic Edwin Church. In the 1850s, he was editor of the Crayon, the most important journ...(Read More)
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.
In 1954, Karen Chase was a ten-year-old girl playing Monopoly in the polio ward when the radio blared out the news that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the polio vaccine. The discovery came too late for her, and Polio Boulevard is Chase’s unique chronicle of her childhood while fighting polio. From her live...(Read More)
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
In 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and Puerto Rican community of Ocean Hill–Brownsville. It triggered what remains the longest teachers’ strike in US history. That clash, between the cit...(Read More)
Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East Edward Kanze - Author