Best Books about New York

A Listmania! list by R. J. Marsella (California)
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Up in the Old Hotel
1.  Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Great Stories of Old New York"
$14.68   Used & New from: $2.04
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Downtown: My Manhattan
2.  Downtown: My Manhattan by Pete Hamill
The list author says:
  "Hamill knows the city."
$12.27   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City
3.  Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler
The list author says:
  "Summer Of Sam and Reggie"
$14.49   Used & New from: $1.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
4.  The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough
The list author says:
  "Fascinating account of the Brooklyn Bridge"
$11.05   Used & New from: $3.59
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (478 customer reviews)

Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900
5.  Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900 by Thomas Kessner
The list author says:
  "How New York became the financial power it is."
$10.78   Used & New from: $3.30
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
6.  Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York by Luc Sante
The list author says:
  "Great book about the rough side of the city's history. Better than Gangs Of New York."
$15.20   Used & New from: $3.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
7.  How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Sam Bass Warner
The list author says:
  "Tenement life"
$12.97   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life
8.  The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life by Frederick F. Siegel
The list author says:
  "For Rudy fans only"
$22.86   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
9.  The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square by James Traub
The list author says:
  "History of the seedy side of Times Square"
$15.04   Used & New from: $2.60
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
10.  The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
The list author says:
  "Building the modern city."
$18.05   Used & New from: $9.73
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
11.  The Boys of Summer (Harperperennial Modern Classics) by Roger Kahn
The list author says:
  "Brooklyn Dodgers"
$13.06   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Harlem: The Making of a Ghetto : Negro New York, 1890-1930
12.  Harlem: The Making of a Ghetto : Negro New York, 1890-1930 by Gilbert Osofsky
The list author says:
  "Harlem History up to the Depression"
$15.62   Used & New from: $6.44
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964
13.  Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964 by Peter Golenbock
The list author says:
  "The Great Yankees"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Work and Other Sins: Life in New York City and Thereabouts
14.  Work and Other Sins: Life in New York City and Thereabouts by Charlie LeDuff
The list author says:
  "real new yorkers"
Used & New from: $2.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New York
15.  The Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New York by Vincent J. Cannato
The list author says:
  "The Lindsay years"
Used & New from: $1.55
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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The Colossus of New York
16.  The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead
The list author says:
  "Poetic view"
$10.90   Used & New from: $4.89
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York
17.  Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York by Kenneth D. Ackerman
The list author says:
  "Tammany Hall"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob
18.  The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob by T. J. English
The list author says:
  "Hells Kitchen Crime Saga from the 70's and 80's."
$13.67   Used & New from: $0.44
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

North River: A Novel
19.  North River: A Novel by Pete Hamill
The list author says:
  "Depression era novel"
$13.46   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir
20.  Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir by Anatole Broyard
The list author says:
  "Village in the 40's"
$11.96   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)