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  • 1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy

    By John Dos Passos

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618056828
    • Publisher: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: May 2000
    With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his 'vigorous and sweeping panorama of 20th-century America.' The novel opens to find America and the world at war, and the characters, many of whom appeared in the first volume, are thrown into the snarl: the daughter of a Chicago minister,a wide-eyed Texas girl, a young poet, a radical Jew, and a glimpse of Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier. 380p.
  • Billy Bathgate

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111670029
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1989
    (1989). 8vo. 1st trade edition. INSCRIBED by author. Light wear to boards with soiling to edges of textblock. Rubbing to d.j. with light impressions to front panel. VG/VG.
  • Billy Bathgate

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111941846
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1989
    (1989). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Very slight bumping to spine ends. Small bit of soiling on r.f.e.p. and rear pastedown. Some rubbing at bottom d.j. spine. VG/VG.
  • City of God

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679447832
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2000
    A strange double act of desecration sets in motion a novel in which more and more characters are implicated along the way, in what turns out to be, maybe, the elusive prophecy of a new American culture - filled with the sounds 'n' sights of New York City. 'Dazzlingly inventive, mordantly funny.' 320p.
  • Doctorow: Collected Stories

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $15.00 - $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399588358
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: January 2017
  • Drinks Before Dinner: A Play

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394400921
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 1979
  • Gotham Comes of Age: New York Through Lens of the Byron Company 1892-1942

    By Peter Simmons

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764909061
    • Publisher: Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
    • Published: March 1999
    In its fifty years as one of the most prominent photography studios, the Byron Company documented the maturation of a great metropolis. This volume explores both the evolution & the legacy of the firm's extensive archive - more than 20,000 photographs bequeathed to the Museum of the City of New York in 1942. Published on the occasion of the exhibition. Illus., over 170 duotones. 216p. Pap.
  • Harpo Speaks... About New York

    By Harpo Marx

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781892145062
    • Publisher: The Little Bookroom
    • Published: February 2001
    Memoir by the second oldest of the Marx Brothers. Originally published in 1961. Known for frantic slapstick and nonstop wisecracking, punctuated by horn-honking, girl chasing & outrageous hijinks, the Marx Brothers were anchored by Harpo, who silently looked on and played the harp with consummate skill. 55p.
  • Homer and Langley

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400064946
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2009
    Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers - one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley's proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be a prophecy. The epic events of the past century play out in the lives of the two brothers, who want nothing more than to shut out the world. Yet their cluttered abode is a clearing house of immigrants, prostitutes, government agents, gangsters, and jazz musicians - their lives fraught with odyssean peril.
  • Loon Lake

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394506913
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: August 1980
    In the late 1930s, a young man--turned out of his home--finds his fate on the vast Adirondack estate of one of the nation's wealthiest men, where several extraordinary men and women contribute to his education
  • Reading for My Life: Writings, 1958-2008

    By John Leonard

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670023080
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: March 2012
    Right up until his death in 2008, John Leonard was a lion in American letters. Reading for My Life is a monumental collection of Leonard’s most significant writings – spanning five decades – from his earliest columns for the Harvard Crimson to his final essays for the New York Review of Books. Here are Leonard’s best writings – many never before published in book form – on the cultural touchstones of a generation, each piece a testament to his sharp wit, fierce intelligence, and lasting love of the arts. Definitive reviews of Doris Lessing, Vladimir Nabokov, Tom Wolfe, Don DeLillo, Milan Kundera, and Philip Roth among others, display his nearly encyclopedic knowledge of literature in the second half of the twentieth century. His essay on Ed Sullivan and the evolution of television remains a classic. Through Leonard’s reviews and essays is a dedicated political spirit, pleading for social justice, advocating for the women’s movement, and forever calling attention to writers whose work challenged and excited him. Includes remembrances by Leonard’s friends, family, and colleagues. 384p.
  • Sweet Land Stories

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400062041
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 2004
    The bestselling author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, the Book of Daniel and World's Fair turns his narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we live. The contents are: 'A House onthe Plains,' 'Baby Wilson,' 'Joeline: A Life,' 'Walter John Harmon,' 'Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden.' Two of these stories have already won awards as the best fiction of the year published in American periodicals, and two have been chosen for annual best-story anthologies. Composed in a variety of moods and voices, these 'portrayals of the American spiritual landscape' arrive in book form just as events in the real world are intersecting 'who we are as a people'.
  • The March

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375506710
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2005
    This novel of the Civil War singularly focuses on General William Tecumseh Sherman's slash-and-burn march through Georgia and the Carolinas in the last years of the conflict, inflicting a sixty-mile swath of pillage and destruction that for all practical purposes ended the Confederacy's effort to secede from the Union. Panoptic in scope, and with an enormous cast of characters, Doctorow's fictional treatment of Sherman's march makes it something more - 'a floating world, a nomadic consciousness with awesome relevance to our own times.' 263pp.
  • The Waterworks

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394587547
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 1994
    An astounding novel of post-Civil War New York City. Like a panoramic negative print, reversed in its lights and shadows, this is beloved Gotham at the heart of a tale that becomes increasingly ominous yet electrifyingly readable as a moral hologram on a direct line from Doctorow's historical imagination. 253p.
  • Welcome to Hard Times

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812978223
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2007
    To this Dakota Territory barren hills town of Hard Times comes one of those reckless sociopaths who wandered the West to kill, rape, and pillage. By the time he is through, and ridden off, Hard Times is a smoking ruin. Its de facto mayor, Blue, takes in two survivors of the carnage - a boy, Jimmy, and a prostitute, Molly, who has suffered unspeakably - and makes them his provisional family. Blue begins to rebuild Hard Times, welcoming new settlers, while Molly waits with vengeance in her heart for the return of the outlaw. First published in 1960, this searing allegory of frontier life was Doctorow's debut novel. 212p.

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