New York City / George McGovern

Week of November 5, 2012

In the News: Hurricane Sandy and New York City / George McGovern (1922-2012)

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Mid-Atlantic, New England, Southeastern, and Midwestern states last week causing billions of dollars in damages and leaving millions in the dark without power. Although many cities were heavily hit by the storm (especially places like Atlantic City and Hoboken in New Jersey, which may have suffered the worst damage), our In the News main topic this week focuses on books about New York City, the most populous city in the country and one of the hardest hit by Sandy.

Also In the News: George McGovern, retired senator from South Dakota and former Democratic Presidential nominee in 1972, died on October 21.



722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
By Clifton Hood. Johns Hopkins UP, 1995
Call Number: TF847 .N5 H66 1995

740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building
By Michael Gross. Broadway Books, 2005
Call Number: F128.67 .P3 G76 2005

Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century
By John F. Kasson. Hill & Wang, 1978
Call Number: F129 .C75 K37 1978

Art and the Subway: New York Underground
By Tracy Fitzpatrick. Rutgers University Press, 2009
Call Number: N8251 .S565 F58 2009

Before Harlem: The Black Experience in New York City before World War I
By Marcy S. Sacks. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006
Call Number: F128.9 .N4 S33 2006

The Bronx
By Evelyn Gonzalez. Columbia University Press, 2004
Call Number: F128.68 .B8 G66 2004

Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the Century New York
By Kathy Peiss. Temple University Press, 1986
Call Number: F124 .P38 1986

Contentious City: The Politics of Recovery in New York City
Edited by John Mollenkopf. Russell Sage Foundation, 2005
Call Number: HT177 .N5 N463 2008

Contested Streets: Breaking New York City Gridlock (DVD)
Directed by Stefan Shaefer. Cicala Filmworks, 2006
Call Number: HE356.5 .N4 C65 2006

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
By Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace. Oxford University Press, 1999
Call Number: F128.3 .B95 1999

The Great Bridge
By David McCullough. Simon and Schuster, 1972
Call Number: TG25 .N53 M32 1982 (At Jupiter)
Also available on CD as an audiobook (TG25 .N53 M32 2004rb – Boca Raton Media Center)

A History of New York
By Francois Weil. Columbia University Press, 2004
Call Number: F128.3 .W4413 2004

How New York Became American, 1890-1924
By Angela M. Blake. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Call Number: F128.5 .B59 2006

How the Other Half Lives: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism
By Jacob Riis. W.W. Norton & Co., 2010
Call Number: HV4046 .N6 R58 2009

The Impact of Policy Activity on Crime: Robberies on the New York City Subway System
By Jan M. Chaiken, Michael W. Lawless, and Keith A. Stevenson. Rand Institute, 1974
Call Number: HV7597 .D3 C53 1974

Interior N.Y. Subway, 14th St. to 42nd St.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905
Call Number: Available online via Filmakers Library Online

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
By Russell Shorto. Doubleday, 2004
Call Number: F128.4 .S56 2004

Island of vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-loving New York
By Richard Zacks. Doubleday, 2012
Call Number: HV6795 .N5 Z33 2012

Love is Like Park Avenue
By Alvin Levin. New Directions Book, 2009
Call Number: PS3523 .E79915 L68 2009

Money Jungle: Imagining the New Times Square
By Benjamin Chesluk. Rutgers University Press, 2008
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places
By Sharon Zukin. Oxford University Press, 2010
Call Number: HN80 .N5 Z85 2010

The Neighborhood of Queens
By Claudia Gryvatz Copquin. Yale University Press, 2007
Call Number: F128.68 .Q4 C67 2007

New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in an Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
By Jill Lepore. Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
Call Number: F128.4 .L47 2005 (At Jupiter)

New York Night: The Mystique and Its History
By Mark Caldwell. Scribner, 2005
Call Number: F128.3 .C35 2005

No Wave: Post-Punk, Underground, New York, 1976-1980
By Thurston Moore, Byron Coley. Abrams Image, 2008
Call Number: ML3477.8 .N48 M66 2008 (At Jupiter)

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
By Robert A. Caro. Vintage Books, 1975
Call Number: NA9085 .M68 C37 1975

Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century
By Nicholas Dagen Bloom. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008
Call nUmber: HD7288.78 .U52 N726 2008

Subway City
Produced by Nick Lord. Yorkshire Television, 1993
Call Number: Available online via Filmakers Library Online

Subway City: Riding the Trains, Reading New York
By Michael W. Brooks. Rutgers University Press, 1997
Call Number: TF847 .N5 B77 1997 (At Jupiter)

Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became an Urban Crisis in New York City
By Joe Austin. Columbia University Press, 2001
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

Under the Sidewalks of New York: The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World
By Brian J. Cudahy. Fordham University Press, 1995
Call Number: TF847 .N5 C75 1995

Underground Harmonies: Music and Politics in the Subways of New York
By Susie J. Tanenbaum. Cornell University Press, 1995
Call Number: ML3477.8 .N48 T36 1995

Underground Woman: My Four Years as a New York City Subway Conductor
By Marian Swerdlow. Temple University Press, 1998
Call Number: Available online via EBSCOhost

The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City
By Elizabeth Currid. Princeton University Press, 2007
Call Number: HD9999 .C9473 N49 2007

Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City
By Anthony Flint. Random House, 2009
Call Number: HT168 .N5 F55 2009




An American Journey; The Presidential Campaign Speeches of George McGovern
By George S. McGovern. Random House, 1974
Call Number: E840.8 .M34 A52

George McGovern: A Political Life, a Political Legacy
Edited by Robert P. Watson. South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2004
Call Number: E840.8 .M34 G46 2004

Goodbye, Mr. Christian: A Personal Account of McGovern’s Rise and Fall
By Richard Dougherty. Doubleday, 1973
Call Number: E840.8 .M34 D68

Grassroots: The Autobiography of George McGovern
By George S. McGovern. Random House, 1977
Call Number: E840 .M29

The Making of the President, 1972
By Theodore H. White. Atheneum Publishers, 1973
Call Number: E859 .W47

McGovern: A Biography
By Robert Sam Anson. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972
Call Number: E840.8 .M34 A8 1972

Nixon, McGovern, and the Federal Budget
By David J. Ott. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1972
Call Number: HJ2051 .N55

One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern
Directed by Stephen Vittoria. First Run Features, 2006
Call Number: E840.8 .M34 O54 2005 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Right from the Start: A Chronicle of the McGovern Campaign
By Gary Hart. Quadrangle, 1973
Call Number: E859 .H37 1973

Vote Your Conscience: The Last Campaign of George McGovern
By Richard Michael Marano. Praeger, 2003
Call Number: E840.8 .M34 M37 2003 (At Jupiter)