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  • A History of New York in 101 Objects

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476728773
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 2014
    A vibrant history of the Big Apple as depicted through the stories of dozens of iconic objects, written by a New York Times urban-affairs correspondent, includes profiles of subjects ranging from a Checker taxicab and the "I Love NY" logo to a bagel and an Automat vending machine. 50,000 first printing.
  • A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781620409800
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Published: October 2019
  • A Kind of Genius: Herb Sturz and Society's Toughest Problems

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781586484712
    • Publisher: Public Affairs
    • Published: March 2009
    He helped clean up Times Square in the 90s and for years he has been a staunch supporter of finding innovative ways to bring affordable housing to people. Entrepreneur Herb Sturz has made the welfare of others his business, but so far the media has paid little attention to his efforts. In an effort to rectify this lack of information, veteran New York Times staff writer Sam Roberts has written this chronicle of a truly unique career. Byputing private enterprise to work for the public good, whether for retirees looking for work or the homeless of Manhattan's Bowery neighborhood, the man at the heart of 'A Kind of Genius' has mapped out a new way forward for America.
  • America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231152600
    • Publisher: Museum of the City of New York/Columbia University Press
    • Published: April 2010
  • America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231152617
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: April 2010
    In a stunning repudiation of the Democratic machine, John V. Lindsay (1921-2000) captured the New York mayoralty in 1965 by promising to rid the city of apathy and corruption and make New York governable again. Over the next eight years, Lindsay presided over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of blacks and Puerto Ricans and an exodus of whites, and volatile local labor politics further fractured by race. He would revolutionize urban planning, hoping to make New York not just habitable but enjoyable-a celebration of itself-and he would attempt to overhaul the government's services and priorities.Some reforms succeeded. Others failed. While few have evaluated Lindsay's controversial legacy with the benefit of hindsight and within the context of national cultural upheaval, this book does just that. Edited by New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts and published in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York, America's Mayor is Iavishly illustrated and features original essays by Hilary Ballon, Joshua Freeman, Jeff Greenfield, Pete Hamill, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Kenneth T. Jackson, John Mollenkopf, Charles Morris, Nicholas Pileggi, Richard Reeves, James Sanders, and Steven Weisman. Key contemporaries such as Jimmy Breslin, Mario Cuomo, and Juan Gonzalez offer personal reminiscences enhanced by compelling documents and articles.With his undeniable charisma and bold support for cities and urban living, Lindsay galvanized the attention of a nation at a time of looming crisis. This collection vividly reexamines the truth behind Lindsay's reputation as a failed dreamer and the forces that transformed him into America's mayor.
  • Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781455525973
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: September 2017
  • Only in New York: An Exploration of the World's Most Fascinating, Frustrating, and Irrepressible City

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823281077
    • Publisher: Empire State Editions
    • Published: November 2018
  • The Brother: The Untold Story of Atomic Spy David Greenglass and How He Sent His Sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the Electric Chair

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375500138
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2001
    Describes how David Greenglass, the brother of Ethel Rosenberg, spied for them at Los Alamos and explores his role in convicting his sister and her husband, Julius, and sending them to the electric chair.
  • The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781476747385
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 2014
    Describes how David Greenglass, the brother of Ethel Rosenberg, spied for them at Los Alamos and explores his role in convicting his sister and her husband, Julius, and sending them to the electric chair.
  • The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375761249
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: May 2003
    Fifty years after their execution in June 1953 for conspiring to steal atomic secrets, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg remain the subjects of great emotional debate and acrimony. The man whose testimony almost single-handedly convicted them was Ethel Rosenberg's own brother, David Greenglass. Though the Rosenbergs were executed, Greenglass served a mere ten years in prison, after which, with a new name, he disappeared. But journalist Sam Roberts found Greenglass, and then managed to convince him to talk about everything that had happened.So here at last is the mesmerizing inside story of the Rosenberg case: What were their lives like growing up on the Lower East Side? How was David Greenglass enlisted in a plot to hand over to the Soviets our greatest national secret? And how, finally, did the whole thing unravel? Even beyond that, The Brother reveals how David Greenglass perjured himself in testifying about his sister and her husband—testimony that virtually strapped them into the electric chair.The Brother is a great narrative, far more mesmerizing than anything else written on the subject. It is a story of espionage. It is the story of a trial. And, most tragically, it is the story of a family.
  • Who We Are Now: The Changing Face of America in the Twenty-First Century

    By Sam Roberts

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805070804
    • Publisher: Times Books
    • Published: October 2004
    Identifies and offers insight into the trends and social shifts changing the face of America today, covering such topics as the near-retirement of baby boomers, the precarious balance between older Americans and the young culture, welfare reform, and the most recent census. Simultaneous. 15,000 first printing.

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