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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
#5677    $21.99
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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.

Mubu the Morph, by Stephen Nowotniak
#5643    $9.95
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Mubu the Morph, by Stephen Nowotniak

This rhyming,rhythmical read along is perfect for the young at heart. It is a tale of Mubu as he searches with the animals for his purpose. First without, then within..are you ready to begin? Softcover.

No Stoppin' this Boppin' by Bob and Terri Skurzewski
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No Stoppin' this Boppin' by Bob and Terri Skurzewski

No Stoppin' This Boppin' is a retrospect of Buffalo from 1950 through 1964 - when AM radio was king. Buffalo had many great DJ personalities and each interview took us behind the scenes and showed how the broadcast industry worked, and how they entertained with their on-air antics. Soft cover.

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.

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.

Murderers, Scoundrels & Ragamuffins, by Richard Sullivan
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Murderers, Scoundrels & Ragamuffins, by Richard Sullivan

In book 3 of the First Ward series: "Murderers, Scoundrels and Ragamuffins", we find Fingy Conners rise toever greater heights of political power, wealth and depravity. Softcover.

Olmsted in Buffalo and Niagara by Lynda Schneekloth, Robert Shibley, Tom Yots
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Olmsted in Buffalo and Niagara by Lynda Schneekloth, Robert Shibley, Tom Yots

Olmsted in Buffalo and Niagara is the first history and guidebook written about Frederick Law Olmsted and the remarkable urban parks he designed in Western New York at the end of the last century. He imprinted his vision of the world about the power of nature to heal and enrich urban life on both Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Olmsted gave Western New York two of his most important works, the Buffalo Olmsted Park and Parkway System, and the Niagara Reservation.

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.

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.

Mysteries of Father Baker, The by John Koerner
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Mysteries of Father Baker, The by John Koerner

Historian John Koerner has written a meticulously researched and riveting book that documents why countless people in Western New York and throughout the nation insist that Father Baker was one of the most powerful workers in the history of the Western world.

Orphans and Inmates by Rosanne L. Higgins
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Orphans and Inmates by Rosanne L. Higgins

In the Spring of 1835, at the pier of Buffalo's canal district, the most dangerous square mile in developing America, 17 year old Ciara Sloane steps onto land, alone, save for her younger sisters, orphaned at sea on the voyage from Ireland. Turned away by her only family on this side of the Atlantic, Ciara is admitted to the almshouse, along with her younger sisters, as the nursemaid, charged with bringing order to the chaos that is the children's ward. With the help of the Christian Ladies Charitable Society, led by the formidable Mrs. Farrell, and the compassionate and charming Dr. Michael Nolan, Ciara is able to transform the children's ward from a place of loneliness and despair to one of optimism and hope. Soft cover.

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.

McKinley, Murder and the Pan-American Exposition: A History of the Presidential Assassination, September 6, 1901 by Roger Pickenpaugh
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McKinley, Murder and the Pan-American Exposition: A History of the Presidential Assassination, September 6, 1901 by Roger Pickenpaugh

On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley held a public reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. In the receiving line, holding a gun concealed by a handkerchief, was Leon Czolgosz, a young man with anarchist leanings. When he reached McKinley, Czolgosz fired two shots, one of which would prove to be fatal. Softcover.

Niagara Frontier's Unwritten History,The. by Neil O'Donnell
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Niagara Frontier's Unwritten History,The. by Neil O'Donnell

This text details the Native American nations who occupied the Niagara Frontier while the environment changed from an extensive grassland where mastodon roamed to the more familiar woodlands filled with diverse plant and animal species. Softcover 86 pages.

Peaceprints: Sister Karen's Paths to Nonviolence by Evelyn Brady
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Peaceprints: Sister Karen's Paths to Nonviolence by Evelyn Brady

The biographies, stories, essays, interviews, poetry, art, and photographs that grace this book are voices of the community expressing how Buffalo's Ambassador of Peace touched their lives. Vignettes are interspersed with entries from Sister Karen's own journals and observations that express hope and forgiveness.

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.

Merging of Titans: A History of the Law Firm that Bears Their Name, The by Edward L. Cuddihy
#4193    $9.95
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Merging of Titans: A History of the Law Firm that Bears Their Name, The by Edward L. Cuddihy

A history of the law firm Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

Nickel City Drafts: A Drinking History of Buffalo by Dan Murphy
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Nickel City Drafts: A Drinking History of Buffalo by Dan Murphy

Long before Mayor Jimmy Griffin advised Buffalo residents to wait out a major blizzard by buying a six-pack, the city has had a love affair with beer and alcohol. Buffalo once was home to "the wickedest street in the world," a whiskey-soaked canalside den of sin and vice. It is, after all, the city that responded to Prohibition by electing an anti-Prohibition brewmaster as mayor -- twice. In Nickel City Drafts, author Dan Murphy has written its history, as seen through a pint glass.

Picture Book of Earlier Buffalo
Buffalo and Erie CountyHistorical Society
#4238    $59.95
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Picture Book of Earlier Buffalo

Reprint of a 1912 publication by the Historical Society with many black and white photographs of Buffalo