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  • New Rochelle

    By Barbara Davis

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738565095
    • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
    • Published: July 2009
    Soon after the first train barreled through town on December 25, 1848, New Rochelle was transformed from a quiet agricultural community into one of America's premier suburban communities. At the beginning of the 20th century, New Rochelle became a sought-after residential community, just 45 minutes from Broadway. Sweeping waterfront views and recreation, a rapidly growing retail center, and a deep history led to tremendous growth and prosperity. Because of its two commuter rails, and later the advent of the automobile, the city's population more than quadrupled in four decades, reaching 54,000 by 1930. New Rochelle attracted and inspired an extraordinary number of prominent individuals in the arts, theater, finances, sports, and social activism. Among these national trendsetters are such notables as artist Norman Rockwell, sports legend Lou Gehrig, and suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt.
  • New Rochelle

    By Barbara Davis

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738592831
    • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
    • Published: September 2012
    Beginning with its settlement by refugees seeking religious freedom to its present standing as a diverse and vibrant city, New Rochelle's 325-year-old story reflects many great American trends and social movements. From a small town of farms to one of New York's leading suburbs, by the turn of the 20th century, New Rochelle was a fashionable spot from which to "drop a note." The "Golden Age of Postcards" arrived at an ideal time for the rapidly growing community, which boasted an array of winning characteristics, including 12 meandering miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, attractive neighborhoods styled as "residential parks," an up-and-coming downtown, and many impressive structures. In New Rochelle, vintage postcards from the New Rochelle Public Library's local history collection provide a wonderful glimpse into the years New Rochelle's core identity took shape.
  • Taiji Sword

    By Chen Wei-Ming

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556433337
    • Publisher: Random House Inc
    • Published: May 2000
    A longtime student of the taiji grand master Yang Cheng-Fu, Chen Wei-Ming became famous himself as a scholar, martial artist, and proponent of the Yang style of t'ai chi. In the 1920s, he wrote a number of influential books on taiji, among them Taiji Sword (1927), which detailed a rare method of fencing. Translated here for the first time, this book serves as both a historical document and a training manual for an increasingly popular sport.
  • The Taijiquan Classics

    By Barbara Davis

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556434310
    • Publisher: Random House Inc
    • Published: February 2004
    The Taijiquan Classics: An Annotated Translation first takes the reader on a journey through the colorful history of taijiquan, its personalities, and its controversies. Taking a close look at the Classics, the book then poses questions about their authorship, dating, contents, and transmission.Finally, author Barbara Davis offers a fresh translation and thorough annotation of the five core texts of the Yang Family Classics and Chen Weiming's commentary from the 1920s. Chen's commentary appears here for the first time in English. Using these texts as a springboard, Davis explores the meaning of the Classics - and how they can help people deepen their practice.
  • When Never Comes

    By Barbara Davis

    Our Price: $24.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781503950177
    • Publisher: Amazon Publishing

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