1,122Jun 25, 2012
Financial Booms and Busts in American History
A panel of economic historians looked at the impact of boom and bust periods in U.S. financial history, with a focus on the banking industry in New York City. The panelists also commented on ...
942Sep 17, 2009
Book Discussion on Fatal Journey
Peter Mancall talked about his book Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson (Basic Books, 2009). In his book he recounts the expeditions of explorer Henry Hudson (1565-1611). ...
932Feb 11, 2007
Book Discussion on The Power Broker
Robert Caro talked about his book The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, published by Vintage. This biography of Robert Moses won a Pulitzer Prize in 1974. He talked ...
835Mar 4, 2013
Book Discussion on The Measure of Manhattan
Marguerite Holloway talked about her book, The Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career and Surprising Legacy of John Randel Jr. Cartographer, Surveyor, Inventor, in which she ...
682Oct 18, 2010
Book Discussion on Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Steven Weisman moderated a discussion about former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). Mr. Weisman is the editor of the book Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American ...
415May 21, 2013
Postmortem Photography and Memorializing the 19th Century
Dr. Stanley Burns talked about the practice of 19th century post-mortem photography and the prevalence of this mourning practice. He presented a large collection of post-mortem photos, ...
308Feb 1, 2007
Legacy of Robert Moses
Forty years after the reign of city planner Robert Moses, key city players described urbanism in the 21st century and set out their vision for the future. Topics included regional planning, ...
268Mar 29, 2004
Life and Work of Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Panelists examined Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s prolific career as a senator, ambassador, scholar and author. Moynihan served as a Democratic senator from New York from 1977-2001. He passed ...
262Aug 27, 2013
Golden Age of Baseball in New York
Sportswriter Allen Barra talked about his book, Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age, in which he chronicles the baseball careers of Mickey ...
234Nov 29, 2012
History and Future of The New York Times
Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. In his book, Mr. Schwarz explores the inner workings of The Times during a ...
110Mar 2, 2003
Book Discussion on Roosevelt the Explorer
Mr. Jeffers discussed his book Roosevelt the Explorer: Theodore Roosevelt’s Amazing Adventures As a Naturalist, Conservationist, and Explorer, published by Rowman and ...