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50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York by Christopher Carosa
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50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York by Christopher Carosa

Discover the Secrets in Your Own Backyard. For too long the nation has dismissed the Greater Western New York region as a mere punch-line. That ends now. 50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York, in a light-hearted and entertaining manner, reveals some of the most delicious underexposed treasures our region offers. These people, places and events not only help define Greater Western New York, but have often helped define America as well. Don’t, however, underestimate the power of this collection of witty stories. Rather than a mere historical review eulogizing the faded glory of what once was, 50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York take you on a expedition celebrating the rich character of our region. In doing so, the discerning reader will discover perhaps the most powerful hidden gem of them all: the key to Greater Western New York’s future success. Along the Journey, You’ll Discover: - A controversial early-American whose actions led directly to the creation of the U.S. Constitution. - Our region’s claim to be the origin of America’s favorite fast food (and, no, we’re not talking Buffalo Wings). - The home of the Grand Canyon of the East. - The fascinating story of the mysterious Lost Tribe of Western New York. - A Rochester-born woman who holds this Hollywood first – that almost wasn’t. - The truth behind the story of New York State’s smallest town's eerie tragedy. - The time a small Western New York hamlet seceded from the Union – and its ensuing oversight. - How the bumbling British Monarchy helped mark the borders of Greater Western New York. Softcover.

Attica: Journey Down the Rabbit Hole
Timothy M. Shannon
#5118    $15.95
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Attica: Journey Down the Rabbit Hole

The author depicts Attica's inmates and the facility's staff with considerable skill during an era of turmoil and change. Softcover 286 pages.

Black Irish by Stephan Talty
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Black Irish by Stephan Talty

In a fast-paced, but unnervingly thrilling mystery, author Stephan Talty introduces his readers to a little-known group of Irish Americans living in Buffalo, New York in his debut fiction, “Black Irish.”

Buffalo Beer: The History of Brewing in the Nickel Cityt by Michael F. Rizzo & Ethan Cox
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Buffalo Beer: The History of Brewing in the Nickel Cityt by Michael F. Rizzo & Ethan Cox

Buffalo's appreciation for a frosty pint stretches back more than a century before anyone enjoyed a cold one with a basket of wings. By the middle of the 1800s, the industrial hub counted malt and beer among its most vital and satisfying products. Operations like Simon Pure Beer, Iroquois Beverage and the Magnus Beck Brewing Company brought Buffalo s world-class ales to the rest of the country. Prohibition saw a thriving business in black market hooch, though it all but killed the city s historic breweries. A few survivors struggled to recover. Today, a new batch of breweries like Community Beer Works and Big Ditch Brewing Company are crafting a beer revolution in the Queen City. Historian Michael Rizzo and brewer Ethan Cox explore the sudsy story of Buffalo beer.

A Star-Crossed Life: A Memoir
Andy Anselmo with Eileen Dolen Newman
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A Star-Crossed Life: A Memoir

Andy Anselmo's sumptuous memoir of rising from juvenile performer in the cafes and cabarets of Buffalo, New York, to his current status as New York's premier teacher of singing to serious professionals. Softcover 231 pages.

Best Planned City in the World, The Francis R. Kowsky
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Best Planned City in the World, The Francis R. Kowsky

Beginning in 1868, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created a series of parks and parkways for Buffalo, New York, that drew national and international attention. The improvements carefully augmented the city’s original plan with urban design features inspired by Second Empire Paris, including the first system of “parkways” to grace an American city. Displaying the plan at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Olmsted declared Buffalo “the best planned city, as to streets, public places, and grounds, in the United States, if not in the world.” Hard Cover

Blue Sky Mausoleumof Frank Lloyd Wright by Richard O. Reisem
Richard O. Reisem
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Blue Sky Mausoleumof Frank Lloyd Wright by Richard O. Reisem

The story of the recent building of the 1928 FLW designed mausoleum.

Buffalo Memories: Gone But Not Forgotten by George Kunz
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Buffalo Memories: Gone But Not Forgotten by George Kunz

A collection of George Kunz's stories about Buffalo previously published in the Buffalo News.

Against the Grain
Timothy Bohen
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Against the Grain

Tells the story of a group of mostly Irish immigrants who toiled in the hulls of grain ships and in other waterfront industries in an area called the First Ward of Buffalo, NY. Softcover 279 pages.

Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert
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Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert

In this warm, engagingmemoir, Russert casts a fond look back to the 1950's Buffalo neighborhood of his youth, and recalls the extraordinary example of his father, a World War II veteran who worked two jobs without complaint for 30 years and taught his children to appreciate the values of self-discipline, respect and loyalty to friend. This bestseller has been re-issued to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its original publication, with a new preface by his son, Luke.

Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The Story of a Lesbian Community (20th Anniversary Edition) by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy & Madeline D. Davis
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Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The Story of a Lesbian Community (20th Anniversary Edition) by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy & Madeline D. Davis

This book traces the evolution of the lesbian community in Buffalo, New York from the mid-1930's up to the early 1960's. Soft cover.

Buffalo Scrapbook, A: Gimme Jimmy! by Steve Cichon
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Buffalo Scrapbook, A: Gimme Jimmy! by Steve Cichon

This book takes hundreds of photos from the late mayor's personal and family archives, and combines them with the mayor's own words, culled from thousands of pages of newspaper articles, television and radio interviews and books. It's Jim Griffin's story, the way he told it as it unfolded. Soft Cover

American Colossus:The Grain Elevator, 1843 to 1943 by William J. Brown
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American Colossus:The Grain Elevator, 1843 to 1943 by William J. Brown

Grain, the world's single most important commodity, does not exist separately from the collection and storage units and the transportation systems that bring billions of bushels of it from the farm to the market every year. Invented in Buffalo, New York,

Bipolar Buffalo, A Mosaic of Minds Journey, by Anthony Antek
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Bipolar Buffalo, A Mosaic of Minds Journey, by Anthony Antek

Although this Buffalo author writes intimately on the struggles and personal challenges of manic-depression, it also voices the mid-century history of Buffalo and Lackawanna, including notable local persons, such as Father Baker, Dick Shawn, and Willis Carrier. And places, including the Buffalo State Asylum, Bethlehem Steel Plant, Buffalo Central Terminal, Offerman Stadium and more. Softcover.

Buffalo Architectural Watercolors by V. Roger Lalli
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Buffalo Architectural Watercolors by V. Roger Lalli

42 full page watercolor plates of Buffalo's great architecture along with fascinating anecdotes about the buildings and colorful essays on the city's distinguished architectural history.

Buffalo Soul Lifters: A Homespun Collection of Inspirational Stories by Frank Thomas Croisdale
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Buffalo Soul Lifters: A Homespun Collection of Inspirational Stories by Frank Thomas Croisdale

Showcases people in our community who have achieved stunning accomplishments by believing in themselves and in others. Some may be classified as miracles , others as good deeds.

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
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Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

A year after vanishing from a party, screaming and drenched in blood, seventeen year old Annaliese Rose Gordon appears hundreds of miles from home with no memory, but a haunting certainty that she is actually another girl trapped in Annaliese's body. A Young adult novel. Hard Cover

Birth of the New NFLHow the 1966 NFL/AFL Merger Transformed Pro Football, The by Larry Felser
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Birth of the New NFLHow the 1966 NFL/AFL Merger Transformed Pro Football, The by Larry Felser

The year 1966 marked the birth of the National Football League as we know it, when owners in the NFL and the upstart American Football League agreed to an unprecedented merger, to take place at the start of the 1970 season. They also agreed to play, beginning at the end of the '66 season, a game between each league's champion - a game that came to be called the Super Bowl.

Buffalo Architecture: A Guide
Reyner Banham
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Buffalo Architecture: A Guide

Buffalo's rich architectural and planning heritage has attracted the attention of several prominent historians, whose work here is accompanied by over 250 illustrations and photographs.

Buffalo Steel, Lizz Schumer
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Buffalo Steel, Lizz Schumer

Firmly grounded in the historical and cultural context of the Queen City, this lyrical journey explores how a child raised in a conservative, religious culture can free herself from the bonds that made her, without losing her place in that world. Soft Cover.