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Buffalo: Good Neighbors Great Architecture by Nancy Blumenstalk Mingus
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Buffalo: Good Neighbors Great Architecture by Nancy Blumenstalk Mingus

History of Buffalo focusing on the people and structures that made the city famous.

Civil War of 1812, The by Alan Taylor
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Civil War of 1812, The by Alan Taylor

In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pultizer Prize- winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riviting story of a war that redifined North America.

Essential Handbook of Victorian Etiquette, The by Professor Thomas E. Hill
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Essential Handbook of Victorian Etiquette, The by Professor Thomas E. Hill

Every do and every don't in this book is exaclty as it was written 100 years ago by the Victorian era's leading expert on manners and morals

First Ward, The by Richard Sullivan
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First Ward, The by Richard Sullivan

Irish labors working along Buffalo's waterfront between 1850 and 1900 are the subjects of this novel.Sullivan drew on research into the city's history, plus family stoties, for a fictional narrative that weaves together the lives of Mark Twain, former First Ward saloon-keeper Fingy Conners and the Sullivan brothers, poor lads.Softcover who rose to positions of power and influence in the "unruly" port city of the late 19th century.

Canalside Tale by John H. Grandits
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Canalside Tale by John H. Grandits

Official corruption, labor unrest, crime in the streets, waves of immigration, the chasm between rich and poor: these are issues that surface throughout American history—and still resonate today. Canalside Tale, an intense new novel set in the year 1880, brings to life the human drama behind these issues. Detective Danny “Brick Fist” Doyle polices one of most crime-ridden precincts in the world, the notorious Canal District of Buffalo. Despite a fearsome, and oftentimes wayward reputation, he is viewed as a useful tool by the department. However, when investigating a society murder and industrial disaster, he resists a rush to judgment as demanded by his superiors. Instead, he embarks upon a redemptive quest for the truth that leads him into conflicts with crime lords, corrupt officials and a bigoted tycoon. Set against the backdrop of powerful elites and struggling masses, Canalside Tale takes the reader on an exciting journey through Irish Hoolies, Victorian mansions, forbidden affairs, pestilent sweatshops, elegant receptions, clandestine union meetings and torch-lit political rallies. After winding through a world of colorful and unforgettable characters, the story leads to a surprising yet stirring conclusion.

Crystal Beach in Color by William E. Kae
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Crystal Beach in Color by William E. Kae

This is a compilation of photos celebrating Crystal Beach Park. It marks the quarter century that has elapsed since the park closed its gates forever after the 1989 season. Rare color images capture the best of the midway from the late 1950's through the 1980's. Soft Cover.

Father Baker Code, The by John Koerner
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Father Baker Code, The by John Koerner

This sequel to The Mysteries of Father Baker explores new information on fourteen miraculous tales, twelve never before published, all attributed to Father Nelson Baker.

Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin
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Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin

Rob Carrey, the son of a working-class cabinet maker, arrives at the Fenton School with a scholarship to row and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to countless victories—but none are as important or renowned as the annual Tuesday-afternoon race against their rival, Warwick. Hard Cover

Central Park Buffalo, New York: A Neighborhood of History and Tradition by James R. Arnone
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Central Park Buffalo, New York: A Neighborhood of History and Tradition by James R. Arnone

This 214 page, full color photo based book focuses on one of the first planned neighborhoods in Western New York. This thoroughly documented coffee-table book takes readers on a tour of Central Park's graceful homes, historic churches and tree lined streets.

Da's Shillelagh, by Timothy Shannon
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Da's Shillelagh, by Timothy Shannon

Danny Dailey,, an Irish Catholic immigrant, settles with his family along the banks of the Buffalo Creek. Shunned by the Protestant settlers in the village of Buffalo, they are befriended by the Seneca Indians dwelling along the creek. Finding themselves caught up in the War of 1812, the family struggles for survival on the Niagara Frontier. This accurate portrayal of the harsh life on the Niagara Frontier follows Danny and his descendants through the war, the building of the Erie Canal, the rapid growth of the tiny village of Buffalo, and its emergence as the Queen City of the Lakes. Softcover

Fine Art of Capturing Buffalo, The by Mark Donnelly
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Fine Art of Capturing Buffalo, The by Mark Donnelly

More than 200 beautiful color photos showcase the breadth and diversity of our city's embarrassment of riches from the vast expanse of parks and gardens, architectural treasures, and our arts and cultural scene, to our proud past and positively brilliant future.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Gardner's Cottage at the Martin House Complex
Karen J. S. Tashjian, AIA
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Gardner's Cottage at the Martin House Complex

Tashjian's work is a visual essay of images accompanied by short quotations, primarily by Wright himself. Her images document the house and compel the viewer to take a closer look at its details...Softcover 86 pages.

Cherry Blossom Diaries by Mary Mullett-Flynn
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Cherry Blossom Diaries by Mary Mullett-Flynn

On March 19, 1942 my husband’s aunt boarded a train headed from Buffalo to Washington, D.C. She was twenty-one years old, and was driven by an overwhelming desire to help win the war. As it was in those days, her father had decided that sending her to college would have been a waste of money since she would undoubtedly marry. He did, however, subsidize secretarial classes to help her find a job until she could find a man to provide for her. How very wrong he was. Her career ended up spanning over 36 years and her service included secretary in the War Department at the Pentagon from 1942 to 1945; civilian duty in Japan during the U.S. Occupation; assignment in the Office of the Army Chief of Staff during the Korean War; secretary to the U.S. Representative, NATO Military Committee and Standing Group; secretary to the Air Deputy, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe; and secretary to two Administrators of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She was the family’s “matron aunt” and upon her death in 1998 my mother-in-law bequeathed her diaries to me dating from 1942 to 1945: her Cherry Blossom years. This novel is based on her entries during those days. Names have been changed and some circumstances have been slightly altered, but the story is true. These people lived and loved and sacrificed. I believed their story is one that should be shared.

Disaster On Lake Erie:The 1841 Wreck of the Steamship Erie by Alvin F. Oickle
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Disaster On Lake Erie:The 1841 Wreck of the Steamship Erie by Alvin F. Oickle

On August 9, 1841, the steamship Erie, one of the most elegant and fastest sailing between Buffalo and Chicago, departed carrying 343 passengers. Many were Swiss and German immigrants, planning to start new lives in America s heartland most never made it. The Erie erupted in flames during the night, and despite the heroic efforts of the crew of the Dewitt Clinton, 254 lives were lost. As news of this disaster spread, internationally renowned artists and writers, including Horatio Alger Jr. and possibly James Fenimore Cooper, wrote about John Maynard, a fictitious heroic helmsman. Historian Alvin F. Oickle s minute-by-minute account weaves together the tragedy of the immigrant families almost at journey s end, the legend of John Maynard that developed in the aftermath and the fury of a fire on an oceanlike lake.

Fire and Water, by William E. Kae & Jack Messmer
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Fire and Water, by William E. Kae & Jack Messmer

This book, prepared for the Buffalo Harbor Museum, highlights disasters on the Buffalo Harbor and the surrounding Waterfront. Softcover.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Scholarly Clients: William & Mary Heath, by Patrick Mahoney, AIA
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Scholarly Clients: William & Mary Heath, by Patrick Mahoney, AIA

This book highlights the life of William and Mary Heath and their three decade loyalty and bond with architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Softcover.

City of Light by Lauren Belfer
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City of Light by Lauren Belfer

A novel set in the spring of 1901 as preparations for the Pan-American Exposition would seem to promise Buffalo, New York, a permanent place in the world.

Echoes from the Boys of Company "H"
Neal E. Wixson
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Echoes from the Boys of Company "H"

This book focuses on a few Civil War soldiers from Company H, 100th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, who were prolific writers. These writings provide rare insight into life as a common soldier.

First Ward II: Fingy Connors & The New Century by Richard Sullivan
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First Ward II: Fingy Connors & The New Century by Richard Sullivan

Based on actual events and the real people who drove them, The First Ward II documents the rivalry between dock-walloper turned millionaire Fingy Connors and two brothers who emerged from the Buffalo Orphan Asylum to claim political power: Alderman John P. Sullivan and Detective Sergeant James E. Sullivan. Their lives intersect with the giants of their day; cousin John L. Sullivan, humorist Mark Twain, Presidents William McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt, publisher William Randolph Hearst and the Rainbow City: the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. Softcover.

Frozen Assets : The Beautiful Truth About Western NewYork's Fourth Season by Mark D. Donnelly, Ph.D.
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Frozen Assets : The Beautiful Truth About Western NewYork's Fourth Season by Mark D. Donnelly, Ph.D.

In this book, Mark Donnelly, award-winning photographer and one of Buffalo's most boisterous civic cheerleaders, views the city through the lens of perhaps our most misunderstood three months - our spectacular winters.