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Around Bronxville

Author : Marilynn Wood Hill
ISBN : 073856222X
Genre : History
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By the time the railroad arrived in 1844, the small rural community of Underhill's Crossing--soon to be renamed Bronxville--was already attracting prominent New York City families. Some came seeking permanent homes; others a summer retreat. Half a century later, believing that the future of their charming hamlet would be best served by organizing as a village, a handful of local taxpayers voted to incorporate. This community along the New York and Harlem Railroad, 15 miles from New York City, was about to become one of the most desirable residential suburbs in the metropolitan area. Around Bronxville brings to life more than one hundred years of carefully planned community and architectural development, including fine homes, apartments, houses of worship, and the once famous Hotel Gramatan that was demolished in 1972. The book offers a visual tour of Bronxville's early "downtown"; William Van Duzer Lawrence's art colony, Lawrence Park; and neighboring Lawrence Park West, the home of Sarah Lawrence College. Over 200 photographs, combined with explanatory text, recapture the ambiance of people, places, and events of a past era and offer a glimpse into the private lives of some of the community's more notable residents, such as Elizabeth Custer, widow of General Custer, and the families of Jerome Kern and Joseph P. Kennedy.
Category: History

Sarah Lawrence College 2012

Author : Bobby Phillips
ISBN : 9781427497628
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College guides written by students for students. Sarah Lawrence College Students Tell It Like It Is This insider guide to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, features more than 160 pages of in-depth information, including student reviews, rankings across 20 campus life topics, and insider tips from students on campus. Written by a student at Sarah Lawrence, this guidebook gives you the inside scoop on everything from academics and nightlife to housing and the meal plan. Read both the good and the bad and discover if SLC is right for you. One of nearly 500 College Prowler guides, this Sarah Lawrence guide features updated facts and figures along with the latest student reviews and insider tips from current students on campus. Find out what it s like to be a student at Sarah Lawrence and see if SLC is the place for you.

The Historical Magazine

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ISBN : MINN:31951000736684W
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

We Are Not Ourselves

Author : Matthew Thomas
ISBN : 9781476756684
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times The instant New York Times bestseller the Washington Post calls a “stunning…superbly rendered” novel, and Entertainment Weekly describes as “a gripping family saga, maybe the best…since The Corrections.” Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on how much alcohol has been consumed. From an early age, Eileen wished that she lived somewhere else. She sets her sights on upper class Bronxville, New York, and an American Dream is born. Driven by this longing, Eileen places her stock and love in Ed Leary, a handsome young scientist, and with him begins a family. Over the years Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house. It slowly becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper, more incomprehensive psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future. Described by The New York Times Book Review as “A long, gorgeous epic, full of love and caring…one of the best novels you’ll read this year,” We Are Not Ourselves is a testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties. Through the lives of these characters, Thomas charts the story of the American Century. The result is, “stunning…The joys of this book are the joys of any classic work of literature—for that is what this is destined to become—superbly rendered small moments that capture both an individual life and the universality of that person’s experience” (The Washington Post).
Category: Fiction

Lawrence Park

Author : Loretta Hoagland
ISBN : UOM:39015029276949
Genre : Art
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Lawrence Park is the story of Bronxville's turn-of-the-century art colony: the artists and their art, the houses they lived in and how the village of Bronxville grew up around them. In the years between 1890 and 1920, Lawrence Park was the home of two dozen nationally prominent painters, writers and architects. William Smedley painted distinguished society portraits. Will Low designed murals for government buildings and private mansions. Anna Winegar's Impressionist garden scenes illustrated horticultural books by Louise Beebe Wilder. Alice Wellington Rollins was a regular contributor to the day's literary magazines. Edmund Clarence Stedman was called the Poet of Wall Street. W. W. Kent and William A. Bates designed the Park's single-family "cottages" in a pleasing variety of turn-of-the-century styles. More than 50 years after Lawrence Park ceased to exist as an art colony, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in recognition of its historic and architectural significance. Eighty of the early houses remained, updated for modern living but proudly displaying ornamented brown-shingle facades, artist-studio windows and other period features. The narrow roads of the neighborhood also survived, winding up and down a hill that gave the Park its character and its common name, the Hilltop. Centuries-old oaks were still standing, markers of a time before William Lawrence arrived and of the sensitivity to nature with which he planned his development. The principal text by Loretta Hoagland covers the growth of Lawrence Park from 1890 to 1929. Separate chapters on art and architecture by scholars in the field illuminate the paintings of the art colony members and place in perspective the architecture of William Bates. Extensive captions by resident-historians add newly discovered historical details. Brendan Gill and Nardi Reeder Campion have contributed a Foreword and Afterword, respectively, recalling their years as homeowners in the Park. And, featured on almost every page of the book, more than 226 historic and new black-and-white photographs show Lawrence Park both as it was and as it is now.
Category: Art

Supreme Court

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Isl M

Author : Sir Edward Denison Ross
ISBN : CHI:44918736
Genre : Arabian Peninsula
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Category: Arabian Peninsula

Progressive Education

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ISBN : UOM:39015022428489
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Pathway To A Village

Author : Victor Mays
ISBN : WISC:89067503300
Genre : Bronxville (N.Y.)
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Category: Bronxville (N.Y.)

The New Yorker

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ISBN : UOM:39015016745294
Genre : American wit and humor
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Category: American wit and humor

All Around The Town

Author : Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN : 9781448166893
Genre : Fiction
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When Professor Allan Grant is found stabbed to death, all the evidence points to an obsessed student, 21-year-old Laurie Kenyon. She sent him passionate letters, stalked him, watched him through his study window. And after the murder, she wakes up in her dormitory, covered in blood and clutching the knife that killed him, with no memory of the brutal crime. Laurie's sister and attorney, Sarah, is the only one who understands Laurie's daily nightmare and the shocking lingering effects of a childhood kidnapping too hideous to be recalled. Laurie's abductors - Bic Hawkins and his wife Opal, now prominent TV evangelists - fear she will start to remember her life with them. They must ensure that her past remains buried at all costs, even if it means Bic has to carry out the murderous threat he made all those years ago to a terrified girl...
Category: Fiction


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ISBN : UCLA:31158009185298
Genre : Jews
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Category: Jews