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Buffalo Voice & Visions: A Literary Journey & Paean to a Great Lakes City by G.E. Murray
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Buffalo Voice & Visions: A Literary Journey & Paean to a Great Lakes City by G.E. Murray

This book length pastiche of poems, narratives, historical notes, fascinating "factoids" and vintage photos presents a unique tribute to Buffalo and its environs.

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.

Crystal Beach in Color by William E. Kae
#5398    $45.00
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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.

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.

Buffalo Wings
Charles A. Hobbie
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Buffalo Wings

Hobbie, a Western New York native who now lives in Virginia, tells the story of his life-beginning with his birth in WorldWar II era Buffalo and his childhood in the city's neighborhoods to his education in schools including Nichols (class of 1963). Hobbie went on to attend Dartmouth College and became a lawyer. He also spent 9 years in the newly formed Peace Corps, in Korea.

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.

Crystal Beach Live: Buffalo and Toronto Entertainers & More by William Kae
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Crystal Beach Live: Buffalo and Toronto Entertainers & More by William Kae

Crystal Beach Live is a compendium of entertainers from the Buffalo and Toronto metropolitan areas who performed at Crystal Beach Park throughout its 100 seasons. The first half of Crystal Beach Live covers a long forgotten Crystal Beach entertainment format: acrobats, daredevils, athletics, and other thrill-show style acts--some originating from the Niagara Frontier.The second half of the volume focuses on a century of musical entertainment drawn from the Niagara region. Within Crystal Beach Live are the profiles of bands and musicians from all eras that appeared at Crystal Beach: Brass Bands (1890s-1910s)--Jazz (1920s-1930s)--Big Bands (1940s-1950s)--Polka Bands (1950s-1960s)--Rock Groups and the return of Big Bands during the 1980s.

Erie Canal Legacy: Architectural Treasures of the Empire State by Andy Olenick and Richard O. Reisem
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Erie Canal Legacy: Architectural Treasures of the Empire State by Andy Olenick and Richard O. Reisem

Coffee table book of the historic architecture along the Erie Canal.

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.

Crystal Beach: The Good Old Days by Erno Rossi
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Crystal Beach: The Good Old Days by Erno Rossi

A collection of stories and remembrances about Crystal Beach

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

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.

Collected Speechesof Sagoyewatha, or Red Jacket, The Edited by Granville Ganter
Edited by Granville Ganter
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Collected Speechesof Sagoyewatha, or Red Jacket, The Edited by Granville Ganter

In the first complete collection of a Native American orator’s speeches, Granville Ganter presents the speeches of Red Jacket or Sagoyewatha (Shay-gó-ye-wátha), a formidable diplomat and one of the most famous Native American orators of the nineteenth century. As a representative of the Seneca and the Six Nations, Red Jacket negotiated with American presidents from George Washington to Andrew Jackson, establishing a legacy that continues to influence discussions of native sovereignty and cultural identity. In speeches spanning over forty years, he eloquently voiced the rights of Native Americans, opposing the encroachment of white man’s religion and culture and the sale of native lands.

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

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.

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.

Coming of Age in Buffalo: Youth and Authority in the Postware Era William Graebner
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Coming of Age in Buffalo: Youth and Authority in the Postware Era William Graebner

A richly illustrated account of youth in postwar Buffalo.

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.

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.