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The World Trade Center: The History of the Cons...
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The name ´´World Trade Center´´, when spoken by an American, tends to conjure up the best and worst about the nation. The idea for such a financial center was conceived of in the heady days of post-World War II prosperity, when the nation´s financial prospects had never looked better and Americans were trading all over the world with both former allies and enemies. At the same time, many in New York City, one of the jewels of the East Coast, had fallen on hard times, and it was hoped that the World Trade Center would revitalize Lower Manhattan and bring the Big Apple a bigger share of the prosperity the world was enjoying. Likewise, the center was designed by men steeped in the modern era, when architects could build skyscrapers as opposed to simple office complexes. For 30 years, the Twin Towers were the most dramatic features of the New York skyline, and for a short while one of the towers could boast of being the tallest building in the world. People came from around the world to visit them for both business and pleasure, and while most days were busy but uneventful, there were exceptions. A stunt seemingly featuring a man dancing in the sky humanized and popularized the buildings, and they began to prosper, just as the nation itself would rise again out of the mire of the 1970s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081290/bk_acx0_081290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 25.04.2018
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Broadway: The History and Legacy of New York Ci...
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Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City. As America´s largest city and best known immigration gateway into the country, NYC represents the beauty, diversity and sheer strength of the United States, a global financial center that has enticed people chasing the ´´American Dream´´ for centuries. America´s prototypical metropolis was once a serene landscape in which Native American tribes farmed and fished, but when European settlers arrived its location on the Eastern seaboard sparked a rapid transformation. Given its history of rapid change, it is ironic that the city´s inhabitants often complain about the city´s changing and yearn for things to stay the same. The website EV Grieve, whose name plays on the idea that the East Village ´´grieves´´ for the history and character the neighborhood loses every day to market forces and gentrification, regularly features a photo of some site, usually of little interest: an abandoned store, a small bodega, a vacant lot. The caption says, simply, that this is what the site looked like on a given day. The editors of the website are determined to document everything and anything for future generations. That is hardly a modern phenomenon. New Yorkers have always grieved over the city´s continuous upheavals and ever-increasing size and complexity. By the 1820s, Wall Street had lost whatever charm it might have had; former residents complained that two-story houses had given way to intimidating five-story office buildings. The New York Commercial Advertiser noted in 1825 that ´´Greenwich is no longer a country village,´´ but rather an up-and-coming neighborhood. Today, it´s hard to find a history of New York City that doesn´t refer to Henry James’s famous 1908 story The Jolly Corner, in which a man returns to New York after decades abroad only to be horrified by an unfamiliar hellscape of commercial growth. He finds his once-jolly childhood home nearly buried ´´among the drea... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089518/bk_acx0_089518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 25.04.2018
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Weird New York City: A History of Mysteries, St...
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Of all the great cities in the world, few personify their country like New York City. As America´s largest city and best known immigration gateway into the country, NYC represents the beauty, diversity and sheer strength of the United States, a global financial center that has enticed people chasing the ´´American Dream´´ for centuries. America´s prototypical metropolis was once a serene landscape in which Native American tribes farmed and fished, but when European settlers arrived its location on the Eastern seaboard sparked a rapid transformation. Given its history of rapid change, it is ironic that the city´s inhabitants often complain about the city´s changing and yearn for things to stay the same. The website EV Grieve, whose name plays on the idea that the East Village ´´grieves´´ for the history and character the neighborhood loses every day to market forces and gentrification, regularly features a photo of some site, usually of little interest: an abandoned store, a small bodega, a vacant lot. The caption says, simply, that this is what the site looked like on a given day. The editors of the website are determined to document everything and anything for future generations. That is hardly a modern phenomenon. New Yorkers have always grieved over the city´s continuous upheavals and ever-increasing size and complexity. By the 1820s, Wall Street had lost whatever charm it might have had; former residents complained that two-story houses had given way to intimidating five-story office buildings. The New York Commercial Advertiser noted in 1825 that ´´Greenwich is no longer a country village,´´ but rather an up-and-coming neighborhood. Today, it´s hard to find a history of New York City that doesn’t refer to Henry James´s famous 1908 story The Jolly Corner, in which a man returns to New York after decades abroad only to be horrified by an unfamiliar hellscape of commercial growth. He finds his once-jolly childhood home nearly buried ´´among the drea... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089984/bk_acx0_089984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 25.04.2018
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Empire City: The Making and Meaning of the New ...
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For generations, New Yorkers have joked about ´´The City´s” interminable tearing down and building up. The city that the whole world watches seems to be endlessly remaking itself. When the locals and the rest of the world say ´´New York”, they mean Manhattan, a crowded island of commercial districts and residential neighborhoods, skyscrapers and tenements, fabulously rich and abjectly poor cheek by jowl. Of course, it was not always so; New York´s metamorphosis from compact port to modern metropolis occurred during the mid-19th century. Empire City tells the story of the dreams that inspired the changes in the landscape and the problems that eluded solution. Author David Scobey paints a remarkable panorama of New York´s uneven development, a city-building process careening between obsessive calculation and speculative excess. Envisioning a new kind of national civilization, ´´bourgeois urbanists” attempted to make New York the nation´s pre-eminent city. Ultimately, they created a mosaic of grand improvements, dynamic change, and environmental disorder. Empire City sets the stories of the city´s most celebrated landmarks - Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the downtown commercial center within the context of this new ideal of landscape design and a politics of planned city building. Perhaps such an ambitious project for guiding growth, overcoming spatial problems, and uplifting the public was bound to fail; still, it grips the imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Feldman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023331/bk_acx0_023331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Cops and Bobbies: Police Authority in New York ...
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First printed in 1977, Cops and Bobbies has become ´´one of the two or three consensus classics in the history of police´´, according to Roger Lane, author of Murder in America. In this second edition, Wilbur R. Miller provides a new preface in which he discusses how police historiography changed in the 20 years after the book´s initial publication. The book is published by The Ohio State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097940/bk_acx0_097940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Mom & Pop Farming in Orleans County, New York: ...
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A comprehensive review of the mom and pop farming era (early 1800s through 1980s) in Orleans County, NY, which ended when local canning factories closed. Current oral histories, as well as those of early pioneers, provide first-hand accounts of farming with teams of horses, steel-wheel tractors, and plenty of ´´kid power´´. Emphasis is placed on the exceptional fruit industry along the south shore of Lake Ontario and the modern technology developed in Orleans County, NY. Chapters include: Kids Play and Country Schools Dairies and Dairy Farmers Fairs & Celebrations Canning Factories Modern Technology Farming, a Dangerous Endeavor Beasts of Burden Personal accounts of close-knit farm family living makes this a touching, informative local history book - ´´the past brought to life´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087186/bk_acx0_087186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: The Histo...
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´´Word had spread through the East Side, by some magic of terror, that the plant of the Triangle Waist Company was on fire and that several hundred workers were trapped. Horrified and helpless, the crowds - I among them - looked up at the burning building, saw girl after girl appear at the reddened windows, pause for a terrified moment, and then leap to the pavement below, to land as mangled, bloody pulp. This went on for what seemed a ghastly eternity. Occasionally a girl who had hesitated too long was licked by pursuing flames and, screaming with clothing and hair ablaze, plunged like a living torch to the street. Life nets held by the firemen were torn by the impact of the falling bodies. The emotions of the crowd were indescribable. Women were hysterical, scores fainted; men wept as, in paroxysms of frenzy, they hurled themselves against the police lines.´´ (Louis Waldman, a New York State Assemblyman) During the afternoon of March 25, 1911, shortly before workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in the Asch Building left for the day, a fire broke out in a scrap bin on the eighth floor of the building. Fires were nothing new in such situations, and the industrial journal The Insurance Monitor noted that garment factories were, ´´[F]airly saturated with moral hazard.´´ On this particular day, the spread of the fire to the main staircase made it impossible for workers still stuck on the ninth and 10th floors to escape. Furthermore, without today´s labor regulations in place, an advanced warning of the fire never even made it to the ninth floor, despite the fire starting just one floor below, and the door to the only other stairway had been locked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mansfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036133/bk_acx0_036133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, Hörb...
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Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants, the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters, which until the early 1900s played such a dominant role in the city´s economy, gastronomy, and ecology that the abundant bivalves were Gotham´s most celebrated export, a staple food for the wealthy, the poor, and tourists alike, and the primary natural defense against pollution for the city´s congested waterways. Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight, along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos, this dynamic narrative sweeps listeners from the island hunting ground of the Lenape Indians to the death of the oyster beds and the rise of America´s environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan´s Gilded Age dining chambers. Kurlansky brings characters vividly to life while recounting dramatic incidents that changed the course of New York history. Here are the stories behind Peter Stuyvesant´s peg leg and Robert Fulton´s ´´Folly´´; the oyster merchant and pioneering African American leader Thomas Downing; the birth of the business lunch at Delmonico´s; early feminist Fanny Fern, one of the highest-paid newspaper writers in the city; even ´´Diamond´´ Jim Brady, who we discover was not the gourmand of popular legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000809/bk_rand_000809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Lost in Kandahar , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 45min
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When novelist and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson traveled to Afghanistan for an embed with the 101st Airborne Division, he found great soldiers - and a seemingly hopeless mission. This is the gripping non-fiction tale of how the United States is spending $100 billion a year on a war that even the men on the front lines can´t explain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Berenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004479/bk_brll_004479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Blacklisted, Episode 6: Reprieved, Hörbuch, Dig...
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Episode Six: In 1960, a thaw comes to the Cold War. Blacklisted writers in Hollywood and New York begin to work again under their own names. But in New Hampshire the ice is slow to break. Gordon Kahn´s younger son becomes embroiled in a political protest at his high school and is denounced as a communist and Kahn loses his resolve to write under his own name. Kahn dies of a heart attack in a freak storm, on the last night of 1962. His name reappears in print the following month. Hoover, notified of Kahn´s death, closes the files. As he does, we learn that Kahn and Hoover had met once and that for fifteen years Kahn had known and kept a secret on him. Disclosed in the final moments of the series, it casts a new light on the two men who regarded each other as one of America´s greatest enemies.This program is part of a series of six half-hour dramas about one of the darkest periods for the First Amendment in American history: the Hollywood blacklist. Gordon Kahn´s son, Tony Kahn, produced the series. It is available in its an entirety under the title Blacklisted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Kahn, Ron Leibman, Stockard Channing, Carrol O´Connor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/kahn/000006/rt_kahn_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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