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Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays
Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays

Mark Twain, Susan Sontag, Simone de Beauvoir, E. B. White, Washington Irving, Anaïs Nin, Italo Calvino, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joyce Carol Oates, and more.

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The Lonesome Traveler: Kerouac’s Tour of the Unseen New York
The Lonesome Traveler: Kerouac’s Tour of the Unseen New York

“Might as well enjoy it… Greatest city the world has ever seen.”

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Taschen’s Jazz: An Illustrated Portrait of New York in the Roaring Twenties
Taschen’s Jazz: An Illustrated Portrait of New York in the Roaring Twenties

Band battles, brass classics, Cotton Club etiquette, and how to do the “double roll” like a pro.

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The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library
The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library

A celebration of timelessly wonderful reads in an elaborate diorama of papercraft book sculptures.

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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

What a catalog of superficiality reveals about the complex inner worlds of young women.

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Gay Talese’s Portrait of the Tallest Man in New York
Gay Talese’s Portrait of the Tallest Man in New York

“His knuckles are like golf balls and, when he shakes your hand, he envelops your wrist in lukewarm flesh.”

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