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Park Avenue Summer

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“‘Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada,’ which might as well be saying ‘put me in your cart immediately.’”—PopSugar It’s 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine’s brazen new editor in chief—Helen Gurley Brown—shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits... New York City is filled with opportunities for single girls like Alice Weiss, who leaves her small Midwestern town to chase her big-city dreams and unexpectedly lands a job working for the first female editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown. For Alice, who wants to be a photographer, it seems like the perfect foot in the door, but nothing could have prepared her for the world she enters. Editors and writers resign on the spot, refusing to work for the woman who wrote the scandalous bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, and confidential memos, article ideas, and cover designs keep finding their way into the wrong hands. When someone tries to pull Alice into a scheme to sabotage her boss, she is more determined than ever to help Helen succeed. While pressure mounts at the magazine, Alice struggles not to lose sight of her own dreams as she’s swept up into a glamorous world of five-star dinners, lavish parties, and men who are certainly no good. Because if Helen Gurley Brown has taught her anything, it’s that a woman can demand to have it all.

The Taste of Art

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The Taste of Art offers a sample of scholarly essays that examine the role of food in Western contemporary art practices. The contributors are scholars from a range of disciplines, including art history, philosophy, film studies, and history. As a whole, the volume illustrates how artists engage with food as matter and process in order to explore alternative aesthetic strategies and indicate countercultural shifts in society. The collection opens by exploring the theoretical intersections of art and food, food art’s historical root in Futurism, and the ways in which food carries gendered meaning in popular film. Subsequent sections analyze the ways in which artists challenge mainstream ideas through food in a variety of scenarios. Beginning from a focus on the body and subjectivity, the authors zoom out to look at the domestic sphere, and finally the public sphere. Here are essays that study a range of artists including, among others, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Daniel Spoerri, Dieter Roth, Joseph Beuys, Al Ruppersberg, Alison Knowles, Martha Rosler, Robin Weltsch, Vicki Hodgetts, Paul McCarthy, Luciano Fabro, Carries Mae Weems, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Janine Antoni, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Liza Lou, Tom Marioni, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Michael Rakowitz, and Natalie Jeremijenko.

Primates of Park Avenue

Author : Wednesday Martin
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! The book that has outraged the social elite! “Eye-popping.” —People “Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil.” —The New York Times Book Review “Juicy, sexy, bawdy stuff.” —New York Daily News “Think Gossip Girl, but with a sociological study of the parents.” —InStyle.com Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers’ snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday’s memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want—safety, happiness, and success—and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday’s life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world—the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood.

DECADES Park Avenue Series Book 1

Author : Ruth Harris
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New! Revised Author's Edition. “The songs we sang, the clothes we wore, the way we made love. Absolutely perfect!” —Publisher’s Weekly Spanning the years from the optimistic post-War 1940s to the Mad Men 1950s and rebellious “Make Love, Not War” 1960s, DECADES is about three generations of women and the dynamic but flawed man they all loved. Evelyn, talented but insecure, faithful to the traditional values she grew up with, is a loyal and loving wife whose marriage means everything to her. Nick, handsome and ambitious, a chameleon who changes with the changing times, is her successful but restless husband. Joy, their daughter, coming of age at a time of anger and rebellion, needs them both but is torn between them. Barbara is the other woman. Younger than Evelyn, accomplished but alone, she wonders if she can have everything--including another woman's husband. But can she? Is she willing to pay the price? And how will Evelyn handle her rebellious daughter, her straying husband and the threat to her marriage? Sweeping in scope yet intimate in detail, DECADES is the emotional, compelling story of family and marriage, betrayal and healing. DECADES REVIEWS: “A brilliant book. Three generations of women are succinctly capsuled in this novel by a writer who has all the intellect of Mary McCarthy, all the insight of Joan Didion. Rarely have attitudes been so probingly examined—tough, trenchant, chic and ultra-sophisticated, Ms. Harris recreates the decades in which her heroines lived, from zoot suits and Sammy Kaye, through Eisenhower, Elvis and poodle-cut hairdos to moon walks, Mick Jagger and micro-minis. Readers will be entertained and few will be able to forget what Decades has to say about men and women and the games people play.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram “A terrific novel about a singular single girl.” —Cosmopolitan “Ruth Harris has re-created both the style and substance of three decades of American life—from the bobby socks and innocence of the Forties, to the crinolines and caution of the Fifties, to the bra-less T-shirts and alienation of the Sixties.” —Book-of-the-Month Club “Powerful. A gripping novel that depicts the lives and loves of three generations of women.” —Women Today Book Club “I read Decades straight through at one sitting and the more I think about that, the more impressive the novel seems.” —Houston Post DECADES, Book #3 in the Park Avenue Series, was originally published in hard cover by Simon & Schuster. All 5 books in the Park Avenue Series are all available on GooglePlay. Love And Money (Book #1)—Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until murder—and the handsome, brilliant man they both love—bring them face to face. “Richly plotted. First-class entertainment.” —NY Times "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" —Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ Husbands And Lovers, Book #2 in the Park Avenue Series. Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a shy wallflower who turns herself into a lovely and desirable woman and the two handsome, successful men who compete for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ Modern Women (Book # 4)--Million-copy NYT bestseller! Three likable, dynamic women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --The Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Books "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ The Last Romantics (Book # 5)--A sweeping love story set in Paris and New York during the champagne-fizzed Jazz Age of the 1920's. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but dangerously flawed. She is a gifted fashion designer who has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted."I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ Keywords: womens fiction, womens literary fiction, literature & fiction, Historical Women's Fiction NYC, Historical fiction, Historical fiction 20th Century, upmarket women’s fiction, romance, marriage, divorce, wife, divorced woman, single woman, single mom, millionaire, publishing, cheating husband, New York, NYC, divorced parents, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, WW II, sexual revolution, New York City, Nantucket island

Appleton s Illustrated Hand book of American Summer Resorts

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The Social Graces

Author : Renée Rosen
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The author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor's notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age. In the glittering world of Manhattan's upper crust, where wives turn a blind eye to husbands' infidelities, and women have few rights and even less independence, society is everything. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman. And none is more powerful than Caroline Astor—the Mrs. Astor. But times are changing. Alva Vanderbilt has recently married into one of America's richest families. But what good is money when society refuses to acknowledge you? Alva, who knows what it is to have nothing, will do whatever it takes to have everything. Sweeping three decades and based on true events, this is a gripping novel about two fascinating, complicated women going head to head, behaving badly, and discovering what’s truly at stake.

The Town Register and Business Directory of Hyde Park

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1185 Park Avenue

Author : Anne Roiphe
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In this captivating memoir, novelist Anne Roiphe shows us what it was really like to grow up rich and Jewish in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. Revisiting the world of her childhood, Roiphe brings alive a cast of characters who are both difficult to love and impossible to forget. Through the eyes of this precocious, loving daughter, we witness the brutalities that lurked behind the mah-jongg tables, cocktail parties, and summer houses of her family. By turns heartbreaking, funny, and mercilessly honest, Roiphe's story exposes the fault lines of misery that exploded in domestic battles on the home front, far overshadowing the war overseas. The locus of the story is 1185 Park Avenue. It is one of the buildings on the northern end of the avenue -- just before the train tracks mark the beginning of Harlem -- that wealthy Jewish families claimed as their own in the first half of the 20th century. Amidst the maids and the governesses and the doormen and the psychiatrists live the members of the Roth family, in Apartment 8C. They include an unfaithful father who uses his wife's fortune to entertain other women and play cards at his club; a misfit son who won't eat his food because he believes his parents are trying to poison him; a disappointed mother who waits all day for her five o'clock scotch and her crossword puzzle; and an eager daughter who tries to negotiate peace at the dinner table. Bound by custom and greed, as well as love, they stay together until their world at 1185 Park has done its damage. Only the daughter escapes whole -- to become the writer we now know as Anne Roiphe. 1185 Park Avenue is both a history of an era and a portrait of the artist as a young woman. Roiphe makes it impossible for us to view the 1940s and 1950s with unabashed nostalgia or to think the same way about the people who were crushed by its lies and deceptions. Her redemption, though bittersweet, stands as a haunting triumph long after we have turned the last page of her compelling story.

Park Avenue

Author : Michael R. Zomber
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"In the summer of 1939, Munich, 'The Home of the Monks', was a lovely city." Feared SS General Sepp Dietrich drives through the almost bucolic tree lined streets. His SS driver stops the black Mercedes at the door of noted banker and art collector, Solomon Roth, who has traded his superb collection of Impressionist paintings to Reichsmarshall Herman Goering in exchange for the safe passage of his wife and children out of Nazi Germany. One painting remains, a magnificent self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh. In the spring of 1945 Munich is a very different city, much of it transformed into a wasteland by Allied bombing. American army sergeant Henry, 'Hank', Dryden enters the former Roth home searching for weapons and takes the portrait. For half a century, the painting lies undiscovered in Dryden's closet in Del Mar, California until feeling his mortality, Hank, enlists the help of his grandson John, a public interest lawyer in Southgate, to determine if it is genuine and if so to sell it. John unwittingly enters the fascinating world of fine art auctions where the richest and most powerful men and women on earth play for stakes that dwarf any in Monte Carlo, Macao, or Las Vegas and millions depend on the wave of a hand or a finger to the nose. Based on true accounts and experiences accumulated during more than 40 years attending, bidding, and selling at auctions in the United States and Europe, Park Avenue is enriched by speci?c factual detail as well as a classic examination of the workings of the human heart as the Drydens are affected by the ageless lure of undreamt of wealth. Michael R. Zomber was born in Washington D.C. and educated at Oberlin College, Villanova University, the University of Illinois, and UCLA. He received his M.A. in English Literature from UCLA. The son of two Holocaust survivors who escaped Nazi Germany in 1939, he knew nothing of his Jewish heritage until the age of ten. Following this revelation he became aware of world history and developed a keen interest in the arms and armor of Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. His grandfather, Robert Eisner, collected paintings by the Impressionist masters and these images by Renoir, Degas, and Gaugain ?red his youthful artistic sensibility. In 1961 Parke Bernet Galleries sold Rembrandt's Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer to the Metropolitan Museum for a world record price and from then on Michael Zomber followed the sale results of works of art at auction as closely as he followed major league baseball statistics.

The Pride of Park Avenue

Author : Toriano Porter
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"The True Tales of Shorty Stevens" tells the adventures of three best friends during the great depression . The story is situated in the Ico Community of southwest Arkansas.Some 25 miles south of Little Rock, just outside of Sheridan, the town is full of hard working railroad and timber industry families. Shorty Stevens, nine years old and full of life is the leader of the group. Blessed with the gift of gab, he tells stories almost too big to be true. His best pal since the time they could walk is Easter Rhodes, also nine. He loves to read, and someday wants to be a writer. He's usually stuck smack dab in the middle of one of Shorty's schemes, but he doesn't seem to mind too much! The last in the group is Scooter McElroy. He's eight and sometimes a little shy. He and his folks moved down to Ico from Little Rock a few years before, so he hasn't known the others as long as they've known each other, but they're all as close as peas and carrots just the same. The year is 1933. No television. No video games. No magic Wizards, with magical powers. These boys have to find their own adventures in and around town. It doesn't take long before an adventure jumps up and finds them! Shorty's Pa, Johnny was over at the Ico Grocery when it all started. He told the folks there about a ghost story he'd heard when he was a boy. The others just looked in amazement as Johnny Stevens went on and on about a "Ghost Gal" that was killed on bad roads going to her honeymoon. Why, she'd be seen for years and years, just standing by the side of the road with a suitcase in her hand waiting for a ride to meet her Mister. Of course, once they got there, she'd disappear from the car leaving the driver surprised and confused. Shorty overhears his Daddy telling this story with great enthusiasm, and it definitely piques his interest in Ghost Hunting! He tells the others about what he's heard that fateful day. After lots of convincing, they decide to go on a ghost hunt some 12 miles away through the backroads and over the highway to find the mysterious curve, and a Ghost Gal! The boys not only go looking for a ghost story, they find out about themselves as well. They have a lot of other adventures along that road. They have some laughs as they tell stories, and have fun doing something exciting and different with their best friends. They also learn some things about themselves that they never knew before. Like how strong they were when they needed to be. Or how close the three really were. Life was different in 1933 Arkansas, but the adventurous spirit of boys was not. These boys want to see everything, and do things the grown-ups either can't or wont. Read all about their adventures in "The True Tales of Shorty Stevens" due out in bookstores in the Spring of 2006, by Authorhouse books.

The Rochester Directory

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Time Out New York

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Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.

Annual Reports

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Annual Report

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The Park Avenue Nutritionist s Plan

Author : Dr. Jana Klauer, M.D.
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Dr. Jana Klauer's high-profile, hard-charging Manhattan patients can't afford to be off their game. Maybe it's the after-lunch slump, or the inability to focus on a crucial task at deadline time. It could be a constant nagging tiredness, or a thickening waistline, even when they're exercising. Klauer's patients go to Park Avenue's premier nutritionist for results: to look and feel better. And they get them. In The Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan, Dr. Klauer prescribes a smart eating program to bring you back to peak vitality, sharpness and your perfect weight. Dr. Klauer's Energy Diet will tell you: --How to break the bad habit of constant dieting, and stop cycling through one fashionable diet to the next, without permanent results --When to drink water, and how much --How to use high-protein snacks --When to have your first and last meals of the day --About high-impact foods like berries, leafy green vegetable, fish and dairy calcium --Why some energy shakes restore alertness but others sap it --What to do about caffeine --Whether you can drink alcohol or snack between meals Dr. Klauer's Park Avenue patients swear by her—after starting on her Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan, you will too!

Brooklyn Boy

Author : Jim Farrell
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It is 1945 in Long Beach, New York, when three-year-old Brian Farley receives the scare of a lifetime. As little Brian bounces on his fathers stomach in a second-floor bedroom of their summer house, his father suddenly loses his grip, sending Brian out through the screen window and onto the sand below. As the summer house, normally a place of peace and respite, disrupts into chaos, little Brian has no idea that this particular event is just one of the many escapades he will experience growing up as an Irish Catholic boy in Brooklyn and Long Beach. Brian embarks on a memorable coming-of-age journey as the Farleys spend their winters in a borough thats undergoing many changesthe influx of Puerto Ricans, neighborhood deterioration, and the desertion of the Brooklyn Dodgersand their summers in paradise at their grandparents summer home. As Brian matures and falls in love with a beautiful, Puerto Rican classmate, only time will tell if their relationship will survive his mothers judgment and the shifting demographics of Brooklyn. But it is only after the family matriarch suddenly dies that everything Brian has ever known suddenly changes. In this compelling story, as a Brooklyn boy matures into adulthood amid a warm, loving, and sometimes conflicted New York family, he soon discovers he is responsible for his own happiness.

Postcards From Last Summer

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Darcy, Tara and Lindsay are the best of friends who reconnect every summer for a few weeks of catching up and living easy. The summertime is anything but boring for these three strong women who indulge in the best of what's in season: romance, excitement and the time of their lives.

Annual Report

Author : Somerville (Mass.)
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The Last Romantics Park Avenue Series Book 5

Author : Ruth Harris
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Destiny brings them together but will fate--and the tides of history--keep them apart? Kim Hendricks is a legendary American war reporter and famous novelist, a man's man and a woman's man--bold, exuberant, confident and intensely romantic. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but reckless and dangerously flawed. Nicole Redon is French, a fashion designer who invents the clothes, the perfume and the style that liberate an entire generation of women. She is adored by rich and titled men, admired by other women. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted by a desperate secret. Kim confronts a devastating tragedy. Nicole guards a desperate secret. They meet by chance and pursue their star-crossed romance in New York and Paris, on safari in Africa, in glamorous resorts on the French Riviera and the savage blood-drenched front lines of two world wars. They are a larger-than-life couple who live and love in a radical new age of jazz and cubism, moving pictures and the stock market, Picasso and Garbo, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. They meet and embark on a romance so fierce and so blinding it threatens to overwhelm them both. Their insistence on living their lives so boldly and so freely makes them the last romantics, the first contemporaries. THE LAST ROMANTICS is an epic love story, sweeping yet intimate, set in Paris during the glittering, champagne-fizzed Jazz Age of the 1920's. "Delightful, de-lovely and de-vine!" JRG News "I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus THE LAST ROMANTICS was originally published in hard cover by Simon and Schuster. The five books in the Park Avenue Series are available in GooglePlay ebook editions. Decades (Book # 1)--This bestselling classic is the compelling story of a marriage at risk, a family in crisis and a woman on the brink set against the tumultuous decades of the mid-twentieth century. "Absolutely perfect." --Publisher's Weekly "Terrific!" --Cosmopolitan "Powerful. A gripping novel." --Women Today Book Club https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_DECADES_Park_Avenue_Series_Book_1?id=iMfHBAAAQBAJ Husbands And Lovers (Book # 2)--Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a shy wallflower who turns herself into a lovely and desirable woman and the two handsome, successful men who compete for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ Love And Money (Book #3)--#1 on Movers and Shakers. Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until fate--and murder--bring them face to face. "Richly plotted. First-class entertainment." --NY Times "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" --Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ Modern Women (Book # 4)--Million-copy NYT bestseller! #1 on Movers and Shakers! Three likable, dynamic women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Books "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ Keywords, Series Keywords: romance, historical romance, historical novel, saga, epic, Paris, New York, safari, designer, strong woman, famous hero, rich, royalty, international, high society, beautiful people, single woman, 1920s, writer, author, fashion

Summer in the City

Author : Joseph P. Viteritti
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Summer in the City takes a clear look at John Lindsay’s tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, when President Lyndon Johnson launched his ambitious Great Society Program. Providing an even-handed reassessment of Lindsay’s legacy and the policies of the period, the essays in this volume skillfully dissect his kaleidoscope of progressive ideas and approach to leadership—all set in a perfect storm of huge demographic changes, growing fiscal stress, and an unprecedented commitment by the federal government to attain a more equal society. Compelling archival photos and a timeline give readers a window into the mythic 1960s, a period animated by civil rights marches, demands for black power, antiwar demonstrations, and a heroic intergovernmental effort to redistribute national resources more evenly. Written by prize-winning authors and leading scholars, each chapter covers a distinct aspect of Lindsay’s mayoralty (politics, race relations, finance, public management, architecture, economic development, and the arts), while Joseph P. Viteritti’s introductory and concluding essays offer an honest and nuanced portrait of Lindsay and the prospects for shaping more balanced public priorities as New York City ushers in a new era of progressive leadership. The volume’s sharp focus on the controversies of the Mad Men era will appeal not only to older readers who witnessed its explosive events, but also to younger readers eager for a deeper understanding of the time. A progressive Republican with bold ideals and a fervent belief in the American Dream, Lindsay strove to harness the driving forces of modernization, democratization, acculturation, inclusion, growth, and social justice in ways that will inform our thinking about the future of the city. Contributors: Lizabeth Cohen, Paul Goldberger, Brian Goldstein, Geoffrey Kabaservice, Mariana Mogilevich, Charles R. Morris, David Rogers, Clarence Taylor, and Joseph P. Viteritti