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Images of America: Buffalo's Historic Streetcars and Buses by D. David Bregger
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Images of America: Buffalo's Historic Streetcars and Buses by D. David Bregger

After over a century of innovation, Buffalo's mass transportation has proven to be a lasting and venerated testament to the history of the region. Buffalo's Historic Streetcars and Buses is a tribute to the people and equipment that serviced this great city for generations.

Images of America: Erie Canal by Martin Morganstein, Joan Craig, Erie Canal Museum
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Images of America: Erie Canal by Martin Morganstein, Joan Craig, Erie Canal Museum

Images take you through the heyday of the old Erie Canal.

John D. Larkin: A Business Pioneer by Daniel I. Larkin
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John D. Larkin: A Business Pioneer by Daniel I. Larkin

The story of a prominent Buffalo businessmen as written be his grandson.

Life as a Notre Dame Leprechaun by Daniel Colt Collins
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Life as a Notre Dame Leprechaun by Daniel Colt Collins

Local author, Dan Collins, presents a never-before-seen insider's look into life at Notre Dame from his first-hand perspective as he shares unforgettable stories about becoming the face of the Fighting Irish.

Images of America: Knox Farm State Park, by Gerald L. Halligan & Renee M. Oubre
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Images of America: Knox Farm State Park, by Gerald L. Halligan & Renee M. Oubre

A stone wall along Seneca Street in East Aurora, New York, welcomes visitors to Knox Farm State Park with its charming buildings, woodlands and open fields. The farmland was purchased by Seymour H. Knox, an entrepreneur from Russell, New York. Following his death in 1915, his family maintained and expanded the property, gracing it with architectual features reflecting their interests. In the 1990's, with the passing of Seymour Knox II and sons, the family's desire to preserve the beloved property was fulfilled with the establishment of Knox State Farm. Softcover

Images of America: Jewish Community of Greater Buffalo, by Chana Revell Kotzin, Ph.D.
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Images of America: Jewish Community of Greater Buffalo, by Chana Revell Kotzin, Ph.D.

Jewish community life in Buffalo began in 1847 with the founding of Temple Beth El. A dominantly German Jewish community transformed in the 1880's as Eastern European Jews settled around William Street. Throughout the 20th Century, Jewish Buffalonians made their marks as entrepreneurs, distinguished lawyers, award-winning writers, and Nobel Prize scientists, among other careers. This book showcases Buffalo and Niagara Falls Jewry over the last two centuries. Softcover.

Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties by Thomas M. Grace
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Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties by Thomas M. Grace

On May 4, 1970, National Guard Troops opened fire on unarmed antiwar protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, Killing four students and wounding nine others, Including the author of this book. Softcover.

Lutherans in Western New York, by Julianna Fiddler-Woite & Rev. Jamie Retallack
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Lutherans in Western New York, by Julianna Fiddler-Woite & Rev. Jamie Retallack

Local history author Julianna Fiddler-Woite and Rev. Jamie Retallack selected a cross section of images from Lutheran congregations in Western New York. What emerged is a visual journey through two centuries of faith and fellowship in the Lutheran community. Softcover.

Images of America: Love Canal, by
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Images of America: Love Canal, by

Love Canal originated in 1894 as part of William T. Love's dream to build a model city and power canal. The neighborhood emerged in the 1970's as an enviromental nightmare and harbinger of the worldwide hazardous waste crisis. Photographs in "Love Canal" tell the story of the community's early development and the subsequent use of the canal by Hooker Electrochemical Company to discard industrial chemical waste from 1942 to 1953. In the late 1970's, the seemingly dormant dump began to leak, and residents found themselves in a slowly unfolding nightmare. Softcover

Images of America: Niagara Falls by Daniel Dumych
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Images of America: Niagara Falls by Daniel Dumych

Images of industry, tourism, the developmentof hydroelectric power, business districts, streets, homes and even daredevils appear in this collection of images.

La bell' America: From La Revoluzione to the Great Depression by Anthony Graziano
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La bell' America: From La Revoluzione to the Great Depression by Anthony Graziano

Five generations of Italian immigrants carry on a love affair with America in this sprawling, exuberant memoir. Graziano's narrative, padded with reams of invented dialogue, stretches back to his 19th-century ancestors in the Italian village of Maida, a semifeudal society whose rigid class hierarchy and hopeless poverty are reinforced by a church-inculcated fatalism. (The author's anticlericalism is pronounced.) But for those with gumption, America beckons: a harsh but dynamic place where opportunities abound despite anti-Italian bigotry. The story gradually refocuses on Graziano's lush reminiscences of his Depression-era boyhood in Nyack, N.Y., where his family weathered hard times thanks to clan solidarity and his father's Herculean work ethic. The author includes iconic vignettes of steerage and arrival, lengthy digressions on Italian history and sociological exegeses of the ways in which immigrants adapted Italy's peasant culture to America, along with novelistic domestic scenes—family dinners, street vendors, wash-day rituals—that are almost Proustian in their detail. The book is a bit schmaltzy and sometimes feels like an overstuffed photo album full of rose-colored stories about half-remembered cousins, but its evocations of family life make it a rich study of the immigrant adventure.

Made of Thunder, Made of Glass
Gerry Biron
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Made of Thunder, Made of Glass

American Indian Beadwork of the Northeast. Published in conjunction with an exhibit of the same title organized by the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine...Softcover 49 pages.

Images of America: Buffalo's East Side Industry
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Images of America: Buffalo's East Side Industry

By 1832, when Buffalo was incorporated as a city, the East Side represented a vast forested area and farmland cut with the beginnings of the major arterials of Genesee, Sycamore, Broadway, William, Clinton, and Seneca. These streets were laid out in 1826 and represented the seeds of the East Sides explosive growth. Along these radial thoroughfares, the development of railroads and the Buffalo Belt Line, constructed in 1883, created a semicircle pattern that outlined the East Side. Industries began sprouting up, eager to use their proximity to the belt line to transport wares all over the country. Immigrants from Germany, Poland, and Ireland, along with African Americans from northern and southern states, began establishing their lives around these industries. Access to land, water, roads, and rail lines and eager immigrants and natives looking for work led to the development of Buffalos East Side industry, an immensely diverse industrial base and workforce.

Images of Rail: Buffalo Railroads by Stephen G. Myers and Michael J. Connor
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Images of Rail: Buffalo Railroads by Stephen G. Myers and Michael J. Connor

As a growing city on Lake Erie, Buffalo was considered the second largest railroad hub in the Unites States. Given its location, it saw the effects of westward expansion as the country grew and greatly benefited as a result. Buffalo rapidly became a city of importance as the stockyards, grain, steel, automotive, and other industries began to establish themselves in the area. Drawn by vast amounts of freshwater, inexpensive hydropower, and excellent means of transportation, the Buffalo region grew, and with it, the railroads expanded to support the area and help a young nation prosper...Softcover. 128 pages.

Lady of the Wheel, The, by Angelo F. Coniglio
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Lady of the Wheel, The, by Angelo F. Coniglio

This story is about late 1800's Sicily, which had only recently been under the yoke of Spanish Bourbon rule. Though feudalism had been nominally abolished in 1812, its customs and social restrictions were still being felt. The work is fiction, but the place names are real. Softcover.

Mark Twain at the Buffalo Express by Joseph B. McCullough & Janice MacIntire-Strasburg
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Mark Twain at the Buffalo Express by Joseph B. McCullough & Janice MacIntire-Strasburg

Mark Twain spent 18 months as managing editor and editorial writer of the Buffalo Express newspaper. This is a collection of his editorials and sketches from that seminal period of his career.

Images of America: Clarence by C. Douglas Kohler and Julianna L Woite
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Images of America: Clarence by C. Douglas Kohler and Julianna L Woite

History of Clarence, New York. Softcover 127 pages.

Irv! Buffalo's AnchormanThe Irv, Rick & Tom Story
Steve Cichon
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Irv! Buffalo's AnchormanThe Irv, Rick & Tom Story

The story of a TV anchorman so universally loved in Western New York that only one name is necessary... Irv. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Irv Weinstein informed and entertained generations of Buffalonians with his unmistakable style of writing and delivering the news. Together with Rick Azar and Tom Jolls, Irv was a part of the longest running anchor team in history, and their story is the story of Buffalo over the last half century.

Legends, Lore and Secrets of Western New York by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota
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Legends, Lore and Secrets of Western New York by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota

Like the region's first inhabitants, the "Cat People," who made clothing from the mountain lions and panthers that they hunted, Western New Yorkers still savor the tradition of storytelling. Tales such as the "Mail-Riding Mamma" of Chautauqua County, who carried both the post and her infant child above her head as she journeyed across perilously flooded creeks, and the Ossian Giant, who at age nineteen stood seven feet, six inches tall and weighed 385 pounds, are vividly narrated by Buffalo storyteller Lorna MacDonald Czarnota. Listen to the whispered legends of spirits, heroes, and traitors hidden in one of New York's most captivating regions.

Max Meets the Mayor, by Mark Goldman
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Max Meets the Mayor, by Mark Goldman

When Max's grandpa drives Max and his brother past City Hall, Max decides he wants to meet the mayor. So his grandpa sets up an appointment with Buffalo's mayor, Byron Brown. But when a blizzard hits Buffalo the night before the appointment, it looks like the meeting may be canceled. Can Max and his grandpa find a way to met the mayor? You'll have to read the book to find out. Softcover.