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Mirror for Gotham

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A collection of some 600 excerpts from contemporary essays and letters, plus numerous bw photos and reproductions, capturing a panoramic picture of the city from Dutch days to the 1950s. Pieces by authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain are organized chronologically, covering eras such as the early national period, the emergence of the modern city (1870-1900), and the golden generation (1900-1930). A new introduction by James F. Richardson brings the account up to date.

The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction Volume 12 No 345 December 6 1828

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The Unexpected President

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When President James Garfield was shot in 1881, nobody expected Vice President Chester A. Arthur to become a strong and effective president, a courageous anti-corruption reformer, and an early civil rights advocate. Despite his promising start as a young man, by his early fifties Chester A. Arthur was known as the crooked crony of New York machine boss Roscoe Conkling. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and the vast majority of his fellow citizens but by his own conscience. As President James A. Garfield struggled for his life, Arthur knew better than his detractors that he failed to meet the high standard a president must uphold. And yet, from the moment President Arthur took office, he proved to be not just honest but brave, going up against the very forces that had controlled him for decades. He surprised everyone--and gained many enemies--when he swept house and took on corruption, civil rights for blacks, and issues of land for Native Americans. A mysterious young woman deserves much of the credit for Arthur's remarkable transformation. Julia Sand, a bedridden New Yorker, wrote Arthur nearly two dozen letters urging him to put country over party, to find "the spark of true nobility" that lay within him. At a time when women were barred from political life, Sand's letters inspired Arthur to transcend his checkered past--and changed the course of American history. This beautifully written biography tells the dramatic, untold story of a virtually forgotten American president. It is the tale of a machine politician and man-about-town in Gilded Age New York who stumbled into the highest office in the land, only to rediscover his better self when his nation needed him.

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the mirror of literature amusement and instruction

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The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction

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Batman Noir Black Mirror

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An epic Batman mystery from Scott Snyder, creator of "American Vampire, " in illustrator Jock's original black-and-white pencils and inks. In "The Black Mirror," a series of brutal murders pushes Batman's detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's oldest and most powerful evils! Then, in a second story called "Hungry City," the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City's foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face-to-face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham. Collects "Detective Comic"s #871-877 in black and white.

The Voice of the City

Author : Robert W. Snyder
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Snyder reconstructs the famous acts, describes the different theatres, and shows how entrepreneurs created a near monopoly over bookings, theatres, and performers. He also gives us vaudeville's decline, its audiences usurped by musical comedy, radio, and the movies."--BOOK JACKET.

Batman The Black Mirror

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A NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestseller! In "The Black Mirror," a series of brutal murders pushes Batman's detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror House, Batman must fight for his life against one of Gotham City's oldest and most powerful evils! Then, in a second story called "Hungry City," the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City's foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face-to-face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham.

Mirror for Gotham

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Excerpt from Mirror for Gotham: New York as Seen by Contemporaries From Dutch Days to the Present It goes without saying that some of these narratives mirror more faithfully than others the spirit and details of the urban scene. Some obviously were written on all too brief acquaintance with the city. Few writers were as intellectually humble as Lin Yutang who after ten years of residence in the United States contended that he did not know enough to write a book about Eighty-fourth Street, let alone all the dark, fathomless, mysterious city of New York. At times, language difficulties led to confusion for commentators who had to cope with a foreign tongue as well as a foreign scene. Not many were as frank in admitting this inadequacy as the Spanish Visitor who entitled his book New York: Impressions of a Nineteenth Century Spaniard Who Does Not Know English. Bias inevitably affects the accuracy of some of the writing of this kind. The comments of Visitors from Boston and Philadelphia now and again betray the rivalry with New York that prevailed among her urban competitors along the Atlantic coast; and observers of European origin were palpably not unaffected by the relations exist ing at the moment between their homelands and the United States. The resident commentator can be biased, too; yet local pride or nostalgia sometimes serves the historian when it prompts a reflective New Yorker to compare the existing city with the one he knew in bygone days. The resident's observations benefit from his closer ac quaintance with the local scene; but his familiarity with it often results in the omission of details which the best of the foreign chroui clers do not overlook. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Westmoreland Davis Virginia Planter politician 1859 1942

Author : Jack Temple Kirby
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California A Pleasure Trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate

Author : Mrs. Frank Leslie
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The Bulletin

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The Corporation Mirror

Author : Lawrence Hewison
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University of California Union Catalog of Monographs Cataloged by the Nine Campuses from 1963 Through 1967 Authors titles

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Book Review Digest

Author : Leslie Dunmore-Leiber
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Batman Noir The Black Mirror

Author : Scott Snyder
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A brand new perspective on Scott Snyder (BATMAN), Jock (THE LOSERS) and Francesco FrancavillaÕs (SWAMP THING) epic crime sagaÑpresented here in gritty black and white. For years, Batman and Commissioner Gordon have stared into the unyielding black abyss that is Gotham City. Time after time, theyÕve saved their beloved city from itself, not allowing it to be swallowed by a pit of violence and corruption. But even after a crime-fighting lifetime of confronting what they thought was the worst humanity had to offer, an even darker and more dangerous evil pushes Batman and Gordon to their limits. As the conflict comes closer to its resolution, they find that the truth behind this murderous crime spree isnÕt just careening toward their doorstepÑit has in fact emerged from it. Can two of GothamÕs proudest protectors bring justice to this malevolent threat in Commissioner GordonÕs most personal battle to date? BATMAN NOIR: THE BLACK MIRROR collects DETECTIVE COMICS #871-881 and shows a new perspective on Scott Snyder (BATMAN), Jock (THE LOSERS) and Francesco FrancavillaÕs (SWAMP THING) epic crime saga.

Two Gentlemen of Gotham

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City of the World

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An historical chronicle of New York City with emphasis on the immigrants' contributions to the city and on the city's positive/negative return to the immigrant