Here is New York

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In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan—with the reader arm-in-arm—remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. Here is New York has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.”



This is London

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With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on Paris, New York, and San Francisco, M Sasek presents stylish, elegant London in This is London, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century.  Here this beloved illustrator shares his impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, Horse Guards, and famed Underground.  Sasek has cast his loving eye on London and the result are colorful, sophisticated pictures of one of the most exciting cities in the world, paired with a lively text that keeps a playful sense of fun while taking the reader to the highlights of one of the world’s great capitals.
This is London is a facsimile editions of Sasek’s original title. His brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and remain true to his vision. With the passing of time facts have been updated where applicable in the back of the book.  The result is a treasure with an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that will charm both children and their parents, many of whom will remember the same book from their own childhood.Universe Publishing(NY)



This is Paris

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With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on London, New York, and San Francisco, here this famous Czech painter presents his impressions of Paris in This Is Paris, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century.  We see its famous buildings, its beautiful gardens, the museums, the sidewalk cafes, and the people who live there — artists, the concierges, the flower girls, and even the thousands of cats. Take a tour along the banks of the Seine, or through the galleries of the Louvre, or to the top of the Eiffel Tower.  Elegant, vivid pictures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, This is Paris!

Universe Publishing NY



The Color of Water

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill ‘Em and Leave, a James Brown biography.

The incredible modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and launched James McBride’s literary career.

Over two years on The New York Times bestseller list

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared “light-skinned” woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother’s past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother.

The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in “orchestrated chaos” with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. “Mommy,” a fiercely protective woman with “dark eyes full of pep and fire,” herded her brood to Manhattan’s free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion—and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain.

In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother’s footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story. The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi, she was born Rachel Shilsky (actually Ruchel Dwara Zylska) in Poland on April 1, 1921. Fleeing pogroms, her family emigrated to America and ultimately settled in Suffolk, Virginia, a small town where anti-Semitism and racial tensions ran high. With candor and immediacy, Ruth describes her parents’ loveless marriage; her fragile, handicapped mother; her cruel, sexually-abusive father; and the rest of the family and life she abandoned.

At seventeen, after fleeing Virginia and settling in New York City, Ruth married a black minister and founded the all- black New Brown Memorial Baptist Church in her Red Hook living room. “God is the color of water,” Ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life’s blessings and life’s values transcend race. Twice widowed, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, Ruth’s determination, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college—and most through graduate school. At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University.

Interspersed throughout his mother’s compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son.

 



Frommer’s New York City day by day

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Map your own adventure. New York City Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers determined to know the top places to visit and the best way to see the Big Apple. It’s written by award-winning travel journalist and nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Pauline Frommer.

Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of New York in a short time, with bulleted maps leading the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, New York City Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you’ll find:

 

• Full-color images throughout, with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps
• Sample one- to three-day itineraries, including New York’s Greatest Buildings, Chelsea for Art Lovers, Chinatown & the Lower East Side, the Best Small Museums, Greenwich Village, Historic Harlem, and more
• Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions to clue you in on great finds and values
• Info for planning romantic holidays in the city, as well as how to see NYC with kids in tow or on a strict budget
• Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet
• Foldout front cover, with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference info





City Walks with Kids: New York: 50 Adventures on Foot

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Don’t worry about finding a sitterthese adventures are designed especially for grownups and kids to discover the Big Apple together!

Walks include:
Central Park
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Coney Island
Chinatown
….And more!Used Book in Good Condition



New York Is My Playground

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Storyteller and street photographer Jane Goodrich creates an exciting, kid-centric portraits. The end result is a fresh, moving homage to all who use New York City as their playground.

•   Shows children how the city’s streets, structures, and landmarks can provide a unique playspace
•   Includes text from veteran children’s author Bob Raczka
•   Playful urban romp that shows the pleasures of city living are not just for grown-ups



BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World: A Spectacular Seek and Find Challenge for All Ages! (Bigfoot Search and Find) (Happy Fox Books) 10 Big 2-Page Puzzle Panoramas; More than 500 Items to Find

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Shy and reclusive, BigFoot spends most of his time in the deep dark woods, rarely spotted by humankind. But the bright lights of the big city beckon to everyone, even our mysterious furry friend!

  • Sharpen your search & find skills by locating the elusive BigFoot in his favorite cities
  • 10 big visual puzzle panoramas offer teeming activity and an impressive level of detail
  • Search for BigFoot, his legendary footprint, and more than 500 other unexpected personalities and objects
  • Scenes include New York, London, Paris, Athens, Tokyo, San Francisco, Toronto, and more
  • Fun and educational facts & illustrations about each vacation activity so you can learn more about what you see

Sharpen your search and find skills by locating him at his favorite metropolis. It won’t be easy! BigFoot is visiting ten major cosmopolitan destinations, from the Big Apple and London to Paris, Athens, Tokyo, Toronto, and more.

This handsome hardcover book presents each urban oasis as an immense two-page visual puzzle, full of teeming people and creatures. Your task is not only to find BigFoot and his legendary footprint, but also more than 500 other unusual and sometimes unexpected personalities and objects. Fun facts and pictures accompany each scene to help you learn more about the world’s most popular cities.

Happy Fox Books bigfoot visits the big cities of the world book
Happy Fox Books bigfoot visits the big cities of the world book- travel along with bigfoot as he tours the big cities of the world
He loves to take in the sights, and learn about the places he visits
Despite his size, he can be tough to spot in a crowd