Brooklyn in Love and at War

History of World War Two Told Through Letters


Book List (In no particular order)

*This is just an initial list, it will continue to grow.

NYC and American History

Rosenzweig, Roy. Eight Hours for What We Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-1921.

Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States.

Wallace, Mike and Edwin Burrows. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898.

Caro, Robert. The Power Broker; Robert Moses and the Fall of New York.

Freeman, Joshua. Working Class New York.

Freeman, Lance. There Goes the ‘Hood; Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up.

Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Fontier: The Suburbanization of the United States.

Cromley, Elizabeth. Alone Together: A History of New York’s Early Apartments.

Blackmar, Elizabeth. Manhattan for Rent.

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of American Cities.

Kayden, Jerold S. Privately Owned Public Space: The New York Experience

Wiebe, Robert. The Search for Order: 1877-1920.

Tyler May, Elaine. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

Women at home and in the workplace

Kessler-Harris, Alice. Out To Work.

Stone, Pamela. Opting Out; The Real Reason Women Quit Careers and Head Home.


Auster, Paul. Brooklyn Follies.

Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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