Stephen Riegel’s Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age New York is a fascinating chronicle of the life, times, and notorious disappearance of Judge Joseph F. Crater in Jazz Age Manhattan. “The raucous world of Jazz Age Manhattan rushes forth from the pages of this enjoyable narrative—from Tammany politicos and Broadway gadabouts to good government reformers and desperate entrepreneurs, Riegel brings to life a colorful cast of characters and momentous episodes that make this story unforgettable.” —Robert Chiles, author of The Revolution of ’28 and co-editor of New York History View the book trailer and others…
Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks by Melissa Otis is one of two new books discussed on North Country Public Radio Click here to listen to the interview
Making Magic From Metal
The Victorian Society of America has awarded Suzanne Hinman’s The Grandest Madison Square Garden one of three 2020 Victorian Society in America Book Awards. This award recognize scholarship that contributes to the understanding of America during the Victorian Era. The book award committee was most impressed by the quality of the scholarship. Recent praise . . . “Hinman uses the construction of the second Madison Square Garden as an armature upon which to hang a depiction of the Gilded Age.”—The Washington Post
Alan Haft discusses Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano. He vividly describes the powerful story of 16-year-old Harry Haft’s survival in the Nazi concentration camps, a survival dependent on his ability to fight and win concentration camp boxing matches. Haft’s story is now a major motion picture. View book talk Alan Scott Haft is the eldest son of Harry Haft. He graduated from Queens College and received his J.D. from the University of Miami Law School.
Chuck D’Imperio welcomes you into his home for our first virtual book talk on his latest book Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes. Sit back, relax, and tour some of Upstate New York’s most famous and “off the beaten path” homes from the comfort of your home. View book talk Chuck D’Imperio is the author of several books on Upstate New York including: Unknown Museums of Upstate New York A Taste of Upstate New York
Watch now! Co-authors Scott Pitoniak and Rick Burton discuss the creation of Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University. They have also been have been featured on NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street and CNY Central, and NewsRadio 570 WSYR. Also, listen to the Syracuse Sports Podcast features a conversation with the authors. Syracuse.com’s Brent Axe chats with Burton and Pitoniak about the four-year process to write the book, some of the stories people may not know about Syracuse University, the school’s rich sports history and the one name who would have to be on SU’s Mt. Rushmore.
This Is the Ultimate Book for Running Fans
Roger Robinson’s ‘When Running Made History’ sets a new standard for books about the sport
When Running Made History is a A Must-Read! “Like a glass of fine single-malt scotch, Robinson’s work is to be savoured; pleasant memories will linger long after the last chapter is finished. But there’s nothing elitist about it. Like a great beer, When Running Made History fizzes with energy and love of the sport.” —Running Room Magazine
Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to their readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. Click here to read the full article in the WIA Report Click here for more information on this book