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New York City: A Social History
 

New York City: A Social History
by Daniel J. Walkowitz

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American Notes
by Rudyard Kipling

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by John Muir
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John Muir’s adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley.

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by Daniel J. Walkowitz
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New York City, growing from the small Dutch commercial settlement of New Amsterdam early in the seventeenth century into a bustling multi-cultural city of more than 8 million and metropolis of more than 18 million by the twentieth century, is a place with many stories.

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In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to verify his theories of glacial action.

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by Rudyard Kipling
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In American Notes, Rudyard Kipling, the Nobel Prize-winning author of the Jungle Book, visits the USA. As the travel-diary of an Anglo-Indian Imperialist visiting the USA, these American Notes offer an interesting view of America in the 1880s.

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by Richard Sandler
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Times Square is a special spot in midtown Manhattan. It teems with people - commuters, shoppers, theatergoers, merchants, prostitutes, policemen, hardened New Yorkers...

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by John Muir
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A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf recounts Muir's walk of about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from Indiana to Florida. This journal is the earliest of Muir's writings and autobiographically bridges the period between The Story of my Boyhood and Youth and My First Summer in the Sierra.

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by Clarence Edwards
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While describing his dining experiences throughout "Bohemian San Francisco," Clarence Edwords paints an historic panorama of California cuisine with all its cosmopolitan influences. Best of all, he offers tantalizing recipes culled from conversations with the master chefs of 1914 in "The City by the Bay."

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by John Muir
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John Muir (1838-1914) was one of the first modern preservationists. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, were read by millions and are still popular today.

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"Las Vegas: An Unconventional History" commemorates the 100th anniversary of Las Vegas with a sweeping look at the city's dramatic past.

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Join us as C-SPAN presents Presidential Libraries: History Uncovered — the product of an unprecedented, yearlong search in cooperation with the National Archives for rare and unseen recordings from all 12 of the nation's presidential libraries.

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