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Christiane Bird

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Christiane Bird has written about a wide variety of topics, ranging from the world of music to the Middle East. Her books have involved travels in place (to Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Oman, and Zanzibar) and travels in time (from New York City's prehistory through to its present days). She has worked on staff at the New York Daily News and published articles in many different publications, including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. She is also an avid reader of fiction and has published short stories in The Southern Review and Antaeus. ...more

Average rating: 3.82 · 562 ratings · 78 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Neither East Nor West: One ...

3.84 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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A Thousand Sighs, A Thousan...

3.99 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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The Sultan's Shadow: One Fa...

3.51 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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A Block in Time: A New York...

4.31 avg rating — 36 ratings4 editions
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Below the Line: Living Poor...

3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Moon Handbooks New York State

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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The Da Capo Jazz And Blues ...

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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New York City Handbook

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1997 — 3 editions
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In the Shadow of Slavery by Leslie M. Harris
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A fascinating look at the little-known subject of race and racism in NYC pre-Civil War. Deeply researched and filled with insight. Much of what Harris writes about has bearing on life in NYC today. Highly recommend.
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The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury
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This was great fun to read. Embellished, apocryphal, and filled with dubious "facts," for sure, but packed with crazy stories and colorful characters from a bygone era. An excellent antidote to today's sterile corporate urban world! ...more
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A History of New York in 27 Buildings by Sam Roberts
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Mannahatta by Eric W. Sanderson
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Tenements, Towers & Trash by Julia Wertz
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Gotham by Edwin G. Burrows
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This is an incredibly researched book1 Filled with lots of fascinating detail!
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" Thanks, Carol! What a wonderful review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed my book! "
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King's Handbook of New York city by Moses King
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For anyone who's interested in what New York City was like during the Gilded Age, this book is a must. A guidebook published in the 1890s, it includes listings of luxury hotels, restaurants, theaters, etc., along with fascinating social commentary. H ...more
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The Sentinel of the Chakra Stones by Christine Boucher
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My 14-year-old loves this book! She's already looking forward to the next one! ...more
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There are photos included. I will ask my publisher if there's a way to see them with the audio version.
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